Photos -- Muslim Rebels Attack Philippine Towns
Here are some photos from the Atlantic on a deadly attack by a Muslim separatist group in Zamboanga City, on the Philippine island of Mindanao, which has evolved into a tense hostage crisis, while two other Muslim rebel groups staged separate attacks in neighboring towns.
Reinventing trade unions
Richard L. Trumka, the president of the American A.F.L.-C.I.O., has a bold plan to reverse organized labor’s long slide.
Asia's great deceleration
Asia is undergoing a "great deceleration" in economic growth. It is not the beginning of a bust, argues the Economist magazine on 27 July, but a turning point for the world economy.
China's bubble in pessimism
China's economy is inefficient, but it is not unstable, argues the Economist magazine on August 17th 2013.
Both hunger and obesity rising in the Philippines
Both hunger and obesity are rising in the Philippines.
China and the Internet
The Economist magazine of 6 April 2013 had an excellent article on China and the Internet.
China loves American brands
China's middle class consumers are becoming a new driver of global demand. But what brands do they prefer?
Next Tuesday, 4 June, will mark the 24th anniversary of the violent suppression of demonstrations in Tiananmen Square in China.
26th edition of ASEAN-US Talks
The ASEAN-U.S. Dialogue took place recently in Washington.
US export controls target Chinese military
President Barack Obama’s Export Control Reform Initiative is seeking to overhaul America's export control system.
Chinese business helps revive rusty Detroit
Chinese business investors are helping to revive Detroit, which had become very much part of America's rust belt.
Xi Jinping's Chinese Dream
This week's Economist magazine has a few interesting articles on Xi Jinping's "Chinese Dream".
New President for ADB
Takehiko Nakao has been unanimously elected President of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) by its Board of Governors.
Report on Google Chairman's Trip to North Korea
John Delury, a historian from Yonsei University, Seoul, accompanied Google Chairman Eric Schmidt, and former New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson, to North Korea.
The report on his trip in The New Yorker is insightful.
Who owns the Senkaku or Diaoyu Islands?
The Christmas edition of the Economist magazine has an interesting piece that suggests that the Senkaku or Diaoyu Islands belong to the ancient Ryukyu Kingdom.
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