No matter how many roads, schools and hospitals it has built on the continent, and how much it has contributed to African economies, in the eyes of many observers in the West, China can do nothing right in Africa.
Basuki âAhokâ Tjahaja Purnama has become the Kim Kardashian of Indonesian politics. Nearly a year after his upset defeat in the capitalâs gubernatorial election and his controversial blasphemy conviction, the former Jakarta governor has never been completely out of the spotlight.
I have stage fright. To people who know me or who have ever seen me speak in public, thatâs probably one of my worst-kept secrets. Not that Suthichai Yoon cared, though. Among the many achievements of one of Thailandâs best-known and most respected veteran journalists was forcing me in front of a TV camera.
Perhaps there is no term as popular, yet controversial, as âsharing economyâ to be the buzzword for 2017 in China. Just as the first sentence in âA Tale of Two Citiesâ by Charles Dickens, âIt was the best of times, it was the worst of timesâ, for the sharing economy in 2017.
Itâs not as if there has been concrete progress toward resolving the issue of North Koreaâs nuclear and missile development. The international community must not loosen the net encircling North Korea both militarily and economically.
The reported death of Islamic Stateâs top leader in Southeast Asia is a major blow to the jihadists but analysts warn it remains a potent threat, with battle-hardened fighters set to return from the Middle East.
The âlast minuteâ decision by US telecoms carrier AT&T to drop a partnership deal with Huawei Technologies to sell the Chinese brandâs smartphones in the United States, as reported on Wednesday, is the result of political pressure rather than business considerations.