China acquiesced to a draft agreement on the South China Sea dispute ahead of Secretary of State Clinton's arrival at an ASEAN summit last night – perhaps to block US 'meddling' in talks.
07/22/2011 10:09 am
The deal between Chinese officials and representatives of Southeast Asian countries is a big step, but doesn't address the key source of tension: territorial claims.
07/20/2011 10:06 am
It hasn’t happened yet in the lower 48, Alaska, or Hawaii, but it’s bound to happen soon: major style guides lowercasing the word “Internet.” And on that day when the style desks of The New York Times and the Associated Press finally issue a press release about the need to start lowercasing Internet in all news articles, headlines, and blogs, we will know that America has finally woken up to web-based reality. We don’t capitalize words like Radio or Television or Motion Pictures anymore, do we? Once, of course, we did. Now, we know better. However, regarding the Internet, we are still behind the curve, behind the British, lost in capitalization land. The Guardian and the BBC websites got it right, long ago. We need to play catch up. Now. Here are four reasons to lowercase “Internet”:
07/14/2011 02:16 pm
A picture of summer campers in Nazi uniform drew Israeli ire. The fascination in Taiwan with Nazism could be a product of ignorance about its history, say observers.
07/13/2011 11:05 am
South Korea failed to win the men's World Taekwondo Championships for the first time in history. It blames its fall from the top on new ways to record scoring.
07/08/2011 11:49 am
An ancient Chinese masterpiece has long been kept in two separate pieces, one in China and one in Taiwan, but a Taiwanese museum has brought them together for the first time.
07/07/2011 03:46 pm
A US and NATO withdrawal raises the stakes in Afghanistan for Pakistan, India, China, Russia, and Iran. It's time for these regional powers to join together in a conference on Afghanistan, based on common concerns and shared interests.
06/29/2011 12:00 pm
China soundly rejected a US Senate resolution criticizing its actions in the South China Sea and calling for multilateral negotiations, saying the regional dispute is not a matter for the US.
06/28/2011 01:29 pm
Breaking six decades of tension, China hopes allowing solo travelers to Taiwan will advance its goal of political unification, while Taiwanese see the prospect as a boon to the economy.
06/27/2011 02:01 pm
Jon Meade Huntsman Jr. wants his boss's job. President Obama’s former China ambassador declared his candidacy for the presidency on June 21. Dubbed “the Republican Democrats fear most,” the tall, handsome, cerebral former governor of Utah often draws comparisons to Mr. Obama, the very man he’s struggling to distance himself from. Will that, and his centrist views and Mormon faith, keep him on the margins of the Republican field?
06/21/2011 03:11 pm