“Indonesia under my administration is open to business. But Indonesia, like other sovereign nations, must ensure that no harm comes to our national interests,” President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo told Indonesia's neighbors ahead of the full implementation of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) late next year.
On Oct. 29, the U.S. Federal Reserve Board announced the end of what is now called QE3, the third round of Fed quantitative easing purchases of Treasury bonds and agency mortgage-backed securities to keep the economy going.
“So where are you from?” New Taipei mayoral candidate Yu Shyi-kun (游錫堃) asked me soon after we sat down for the interview.
2014/11/14, 3 Comments
With a bright smile and dressed casually, New Taipei City Mayor Eric Chu (朱立倫) formally announced his re-election campaign slogan “Doer,” alluding to both his efforts as mayor in elevating the status of New Taipei City over the last four years and what his motto will be in the coming four years should he win re-election.
2014/11/13, 1 Comment
TAIPEI, Taiwan -- For a city whose citizens have been criticized for being cold and indifferent, Taipei is blazing with unconstrained excitement for the upcoming mayoral elections.
This is a tricky time to be a state, and an even trickier time to be a citizen. The nation-state, the classic provider of security and basic wellbeing in exchange for citizens' loyalty, is under threat — both at home and as the fundamental unit of international affairs.
The East Asia Summit (EAS) in Naypyitaw on Thursday could be a blessing or a curse for ASEAN's engagement with the major powers on two levels.
A CNN report begins by asking this question: Is this the end of the nine to five working day? The story cites a few things to show that a big change may be on the horizon for the worldwide labor market.
Perhaps less than a year ago, he was still known as the outstanding physician that enjoyed shooting off his mouth, winning the hearts of many young people with his gall when challenging authority.
Fresh from a terse debate with his main opponent in the upcoming elections, Sean Lien (連勝文) is congratulated by some for his brisk manner and lively gestures that widened the age gap between him and independent candidate Ko Wen-je (柯文哲).
2014/11/10, 10 Comments