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Japan Should Move Slow on Juvenile Law Reform
A hasty conclusion should be avoided due to mixed opinions among experts on the question and views split between the partners in Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s ruling coalition.
Global Charity Oxfam New Report Alarms Wealth Concentration
Oxfam reckons that eight individuals — Bill Gates, Amancio Ortega (founder of Inditex, a fashion group), Warren Buffett, Carlos Slim, Jeff Bezos, Mark Zuckerberg, Larry Ellison and Michael Bloomberg — own the same amount of wealth as the 3.6 billion people who make up the poorest half of humanity.
Reclaiming Halal and the Commercialization of Islam
Hew Wai Weng takes a look at what constitutes halal in contemporary Malaysia — a certification that today is less about faith and more about the commercialisation of Islam.
The Rise of Asia's Maritime Powers: China and India Compete for Supremecy
There is little doubt that sea power in this century will be defined by the rise of the Chinese and Indian navies.
Abe must Make an Effort in Easing Asia-Pacific Tensions
The Abe administration should approach both Washington and Beijing in an effort to help ease mutual tensions and work for stability in the Asia-Pacific region.
BOOK REVIEW: 'Convergence or Conflict in the Taiwan Strait'
'Convergence or Conflict in the Taiwan Strait' is an informative and lively book on the issues facing Taiwan today, and provides a good understanding for leaders of both Taiwan and the world’s democratic nations, writes Prof. Bruce Jacobs.
One Foot in the Real World, the Other in a Virtual One
The Taiwan Virtual Reality Meetup in Taipei is an experiential social gathering of foreign residents and Taiwanese who share an interest in interactive and immersive technologies.
OPINION: Tapei and Beijing Should Tell the US to Back Off
' Taipei submitting to demands for nationalist self-determination at home will result in greater dependency and shifts of the U.S.'s One-China policy.'