For Japanese leaders and citizens, President Vladimir Putin's brutal annexation of Crimea was an unsurprising return to the normal paradigm of Russian history. Indeed, most Japanese regard the move as having been determined by some expansionist gene in Russia's political DNA, rather than by Putin himself or the specifics of the Ukraine crisis. Japan is particularly concerned with Russian expansionism, because it is the only G-7 country that currently has a territorial dispute with Russia, which has occupied its Northern Territories since the waning days of World War II.
We have known for some time that public art with sculptures, statues and murals everywhere, and buildings with their uniquely carved doorways, cornices, and columns are usually what distinguish one city from another.
Xiaoying Zhou reports on female entrepreneurs in China In April 2012, Tiantian Ma and her partner finally moved to Shanghai to open up China's first ...
Claire Zhang reports on Chinese youth culture I went to China last summer because I had been starting to feel less Chinese. I went because my mother ...
While repression in North Korea is widely recognized, less understood is why North Korea is such a militarized nation.
Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Daily Climate Change: Global Map of Unusual Temperatures, Apr 3, 2014 How unusua...
Just as a Philippines ship eluded Chinese gunboats by sailing into safe waters in order to feed Filipino troops, the Philippines government, the brave David of Asia, has outmaneuvered Goliath China by going to two courts to get its seized lands and seas returned.
Many countries have peculiar indigenous drinks, but few fall into the category of 'acquired taste' quite as much as China's baijiu (pronounced bye-joe). The Chinese are fanatical about it, whereas I still wake up screaming at the thought of it.
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Unfortunately, there is little indication that Congress is poised to lead on this issue going forward, so it is imperative that the administration use all of the tools it has at its disposal to meet this challenge. Here are three things that it can do right away.
By ruling this week that there are no limits regarding private campaign contributions, the Republican majority of the Supreme Court have taken another brazen step in an almost mind-bogglingly deliberate attempt at eviscerating whatever roadblocks remain on the way to total corporate governance.
So while the Chinese get to see the benefits of their air quality program almost immediately, we've got to live with some uncertainty. That's the price we pay for the decades of work we've put into cleaning up our air. Well worth the bargain.
Johnny Depp said that he could live in China. I wonder how the phone service is now? I lived in China... as a child... and what an adventure it wa...
Beijing's calculated silence on the Ukrainian crisis is based on several geopolitical issues: the ideological pillar of non-interference, the China-Russia alliance, Chinese investments in Ukraine, and concerns about ethnic separatism in western China.
If you ask him where home is: He most likely will say: "Anywhere from Brooklyn to Ethiopia and everywhere in-between. I'm a citizen of the planet."
Young Malaysians in particular, like myself, have intriguingly taken to the news of flight MH370 very strongly, connecting to it at an almost personal level (at least by indication on social media) irrespective of whether or not we knew any of the victims or their families.