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Li Ka-Shing Regains Top Spot on 2021 Forbes Hong Kong Rich List
Total Wealth of Tycoons Rises amid Pandemic
SINGAPORE (Feb. 25, 2021) — While the combined wealth of tycoons on the 2021 bes Hong Kong Rich List rose 7.5% to US$331 billion, up from $308 billion last year, more n half saw a ...

Camilla Nylund to Replace Diana Damrau in
Concert on Feb. 27 Due to Covid-19

Due to an asymptomatic Corona case in her immediate family and the quarantine regulations and entry restrictions associated with it, soprano Diana Damrau is unfortunately unable to give her ...

How Developed Is China’s Arms Industry?
Possessing a highly developed defense industrial base is a prerequisite to becoming a leading military power. While China is already the world’s second largest arms producer, the ability of its ...

Letters from Malaysia
The Three Gems

By Nanthini Rajarethinam
Special Contributor
It had been eight months since my eldest son was born. Joshua Raiden Watanabe Hendrix was born on the 30th of July 2000 at St. David’s Hospital, in Manchester, England. Joshua’s father, ...

Letters from America
A Yankee in Dixie

By Greg Evans
Special Correspondent
The south conjures images in the minds of people that have never been as a winsome landscape of rolling fluffy fields of cotton, ambrosial plantation homes dripping with Spanish moss, mint ...

USS Ronald Reagan’s Unprecedented Fight against COVID-19
YOKOSUKA, Japan (Jan. 7, 2021) — “I-L-I reported in compartment three tack, one eight zero tack, zero tack, quebec. Away the COVID response team away. All hands not involved stand clear.” ...

Promoting Positivity through Culture: A SPIC MACAY Korea Outlook
Culture represents the identity of an individual, a religion and a country. India is well known around the world for its rich and vast culture. The beauty, grace, values, and wisdom embodied in a culture ...

Post-Pandemic American Society Must Not Return to Its Industrial Capitalist Roots
Our mace shaped COVID-19 enemy, and its mutations merrily popping up around the United States, ironically has opened up new possibilities for inching beyond the grimy confines of industrial ...

Family of Dr. Kim Un-Yong Wages Court Battle
Earlier this week (Feb. 17, 2021), a judgement was handed down at the Seoul Southern District Court concerning my late father, Dr. Kim Un-Yong, and his final legacy which is the Kim Un-Yong Sport ...

UAE Ambassador to Seoul Participates in KAIST International Symposium
His Excellency Abdulla Saif Al Nuaimi, UAE Ambaasador to Seoul participated in KAIST 50th Anniversary International Symposium which was hosted by KAIST on 16th of February, 2021 ...

Mystic Bond -- The Immigration
Opportunity Looms over Rohingya Repatriation
Thomas Søndergård Makes His Debut with the Berliner Philharmoniker
First Hiking Experience, Lake Norman -- Where Have You Been All My Life?
Same as the Old Boss, Julian Assange Edition
Who Is the Bigger Band, the Beatles or BTS?
Time Travel to China
Misogynism Within the Gaming Community
USS Ronald Reagan Begins the Second Round of COVID-19 Vaccinations
Biden's Iran Dilemma: Serve Obama's Third Term -- or Trump's Second?


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Asia Watch by George Zhibin Gu
The Best Choice for Taiwan & China
The realities between Taiwan and mainland China are 'economically hot, politically cold.' Their ever-increasing economic ties demand far better political relations. One highly feasible resolution is a 'federation.' Would it work? The answer: economically, the time is right; politically, it is only few steps ... more
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Learning Languages the Easy Way?
The ad stated you could learn Spanish, French, or Japanese or other foreign languages in the time it takes to listen to a few CDs for the very low cost of less than $20.00. Maybe. It all depends on the meaning of learning a language. What will you be able to do after listening to a few CDs? No much in all likelihood. ... more
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India and The Oscars
India's Oscars fiasco is growing bigger, and no one seems to care. Aamir Khan's debut, "Taare Zameen Par," is the country's nominee for the 2009 Best Foreign Language Academy Award. The work undoubtedly ... more
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Getway with John Hagan
Harry Lime's Vienna
So what if it is the city of Mozart, Strauss, Haydn, Beethoven, Klimt, the majestic Schonbrunn Palace, the exquisite baroque Belvedere, and all the glories of Hapsburg indulgence! Call me a lowbrow , a philistine if you like, but I wasnt lured ... more
Other Articles by John Hagan
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Middle East News by Yasser Moailek
Gazan Weapons Dealer Reveals All
Rafah City resident Abu Mohammed whipped out his modern mobile phone and quickly dialed a number, before starting a concise conversation with the other side. "Hello. Please send me 750 watermelons and five crutches, and make that fast," Abu Mohammed ... more
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THIRD WORLDER By Rolando Fuertes Jr.
Shisha: An Arab Delight, a Taste of Home
MANAMA, Bahrain ? An Arab man leans back in his chair as he blows smoke rings in the air. The smell of apple is much like the scent of baking an apple over a wood fire. So thick is the smell of apple tobacco inside the coffee shop you can almost taste it as it escapes ... more
Other Articles by Rolando M. Fuertes Jr.
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Window on Japan
The 47 Samurai That Never Were
Tokyo, Nov. 27, 2003 ? In the winter of 1703, following the revenge killing of a court official who had disgraced and caused the self inflicted death of the local lord to whom they owed allegiance, over 40 samurai willingly, happily even, slit open their own ... more
Other Articles by Mark Buckton
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Tragedy in Sudan
Is Appalling Atrocity Genocide?
As he began speaking, Majok lowered his small cocoa-colored eyes and stared intensely at the ground. It was the summer of 2002 and I had just flown thousands of miles deep into the war zone of Sudan, the largest country in Africa, to interview former slaves. ... more
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