Aspiring to force an order of relations among nations in Asia that would center on China: This basic policy line of the administration of Chinese President Xi Jinping will most likely remain unchanged.
A well-balanced foreign policy is needed for Thailand in light of competition between major powers, mainly the United States and China, to increase their influence over Southeast Asia, said prominent scholars in international relations.
It was quite right for the ruling to denounce this cunning cybercrime.
“A little knowledge is a dangerous thing.” It's a misquotation of Alexander Pope, who wrote “A little learning is a dangerous thing” in his “Essay on Criticism.”
- Joe Hung
Events occasionally occur in life in ways that all but disarm us. Matters seemingly quite small, even trivial, enter our consciousness, and leave only faint impressions. Then, unexpectedly, whole worlds of meaning come spinning our way.
Yesterday, I took an Implicit Association Test (IAT) and the result showed that I had a slight automatic preference for European American compared to African American. (Interesting; this means I prefer Paris Hilton to Kim Kardashian.)
“I am shocked, shocked to find ... gambling ...” This famous line of the cynical Captain Renault to night club manager Rick in the film classic “Casablanca” comes to mind in reflecting on the practices of American credit rating agencies.
There's been a disturbing decline in global freedoms over the past year with a clear erosion of political rights for the ninth consecutive year. These are among the dire findings of the Freedom House report which rates rights and freedoms in 195 countries around the world.
Among the most ambitious bullet items in U.S. President Barack Obama's US$4-trillion federal budget is a US$1 billion appropriation he hopes will to curb illegal immigration to the United States from three Central American countries.
The hostage crisis involving two Japanese nationals abducted by the militant group the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (IS/ISIL/ISIS) has reminded Japanese once again of the threat that terrorism poses and is likely to prod the nation to change how it deals with terrorism.