Taiwan is not a typical destination for Westerners yet it is popular with Chinese visitors. Taiwan has its own President, constitution, armed forces and currency but is officially called the Republic of China (ROC) despite being part of the People's Republic of China (PRC).
The United States will have to preemptively identify any ADIZ in the South China as a "redline," augment the naval and coast guard capabilities of its allies, and negotiate necessary Confidence Building Measures (CBMs) to ensure the further crowding of the contested features will not lead to an outright conflict.
One intrepid boy finally gathered the courage to welcome the new alien in their midst, coming up to me and saying, quite eloquently, "Ching chang ching chong choo." Ever the clever linguist, I responded by smacking him on the head with a Tonka truck. I
While no system on the internet is 100 percent secure, Taiwan has made great strides to reduce the risks to government agency systems.
On a warm October day in McLeod Ganj, a town in Northern India nestled between peaks of the outer-Himalayas, the streets were bustling with life. Among the many languages that wove in and out of the bookstores and between the dumpling stands, the most prominent was Mandarin Chinese.
North Americans and Europeans know that Mr. Lee orchestrated a miracle. Under his visionary watch, a backwater rump of the Malaya Federation blossomed into one of the wealthiest and most dynamic places on Earth.
As India continues to gain its footing on the global stage, it continues to revise the manner in which it approaches bilateral, regional and international relations.
Mr. Chiang Sanda was only 18 years old when he lost his entire family in the Chinese Civil War. Originally from Jiangsu province, he moved to Shanghai to enroll with the Kuomintang (KMT) forces but had to leave again in May 1949.
Getting old and forgetting things, especially with busy lives and children, is normal. It's the realization when you begin to lose part of your vibrant self that Moore captures so poignantly.
The point here is not to debate the validity of Taiwan's independence or lack thereof but to assert that Chen Shui Bian should not suffer any longer for his own political platform and beliefs, and to argue that government institutions set up to protect diversity should not be used to stifle opposing voices.
You don't necessarily have to be Buddhist to do this. I like to view it as a free public advice forum.
The decision of Taiwan's Ma administration to release former President Chen Shui Bian brought joy and relief to many of Mr. Chen's followers. But joy quickly turned to grief when the public learned the release was for 30 days only.
Far from being an empty rhetorical effect, Xi Jinping's New Silk Road will not only be one of the most discussed topics of 2015, but it will profoundly mark China's coming decade and reshape Eurasia.
Time has arrived for mercy and compassion. The future of Taiwan should not put this blot on their record in 2015. Allowing an ailing man to go home is easy. Medical opinion must be observed. Allowing him to die in jail will never die in the history of Taiwan.
Over decades of international gift-giving I've gathered a few pointers which might put more ho than humbug into your holidays if internationals are on your list. My motto is, "Be generous, but appropriate." Here's how...
It is becoming ever easier to travel to remote pockets of the globe. Every year, emerging destinations brimming with travel potential rise in popularity, without the crazy crowds and tourist traps.