Wednesday, February 19, 2014
In 2008, after Ma Ying-jeou was elected president, he halted the political war over sovereignty between Taiwan and mainland China and focused on improving cross-strait relations. Dialogue with the mainland since then has resulted in more than a dozen agreements, primarily on economic issues.
The Christian extremists came in waves, first a small group, then larger and increasingly violent forces, until Berberati, the second city in the Central African Republic, had been completely invaded.
Under the watch of vigilantes, a pair of captured drug cartel henchmen mop the floors and cook in a dusty, sparsely furnished house in Mexico's unruly west.
Defectors and activists welcomed Tuesday a U.N.-mandated inquiry's searing indictment of gross human rights abuses in North Korea, but analysts questioned the international community's ability to act on its recommendations.
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
“Murli Melwani lived and worked for 25 years in Taiwan. In semi-retirement now in the U.S, he writes as a hobby. His short stories have been published in various countries including, U.S.A., U.K., Hong Kong and India. A few have been included in anthologies., 2 Comments
In a time, like today, of rapid power shifts, the world's heavyweights are no longer occupying themselves with the usual strategic ambivalence — their mantra over the past three decades. Such a mindset was the right attitude to have in the past, but somehow this non-committal behavior is no longer the norm. Friends and foes alike want to make sure they are on the right side. It's time to speak out.
In a park in the Los Angeles suburb of Glendale sits a life-size statue of a Korean woman, next to an empty chair. It has been in place since last July, to commemorate World War II “comfort women,” or sex slaves to Japanese soldiers, many of them Korean.
Newly minted Tokyo governor Yoichi Masuzoe faces not only the gargantuan task of getting the Japanese capital ready to host the 2020 Summer Olympics. But he is also likely to be busy fending off allegations against him, ranging from abuse of public funds to discrimination against women.
Tensions within Indonesia's largest opposition party are starting to surface in the run-up to the July presidential election.
Monday, February 17, 2014
Each of these things has made Taiwan an even better place to live and to visit, according to Nicolle Singer from the U.S., who hopes those who live here are aware of their good fortune.