Syria may be the corridor topic at the G20 summit, but the group's amazing consensus on battling tax avoidance will be its historic moment.
A gang-rape trial that opened in Beijing this week sparked outcry against the privileged children of China's elite.
China critics say severe corruption is inherent to China’s one-party system and cannot be stemmed without changing the entire political system. The trail of Bo Xilai – the climax of an aggressive anti-corruption drive by the Chinese Communist Party – shows this isn't the case.
Every Aug. 15, Japan's politicians pay tribute to its war dead (including convicted war criminals) at the Yasukuni Shrine. These visits ignite painful East Asian memories of Japanese aggression, support revisionist history, and erode prospects for regional cooperation. They should be avoided.