Apr 29, 2014

Ferry crisis transports South Korea back to 1997

If South Korean President Park Geun-hye acts boldly and transparently to investigate the many failures that led to the Sewol ferry tragedy, her administration can still recover, and the nation's loss of face globally will be fleeting.

Apr 4, 2014

Abe's immigrant dream is a wage nightmare

Prime Miniser Shinzo Abe wants to import 200,000 foreign workers a year into Japan to counter the decline in the population. But the gambit might work at cross-purposes with his push to get companies to increase wages.

Apr 1, 2014

Is China losing Taiwan?

Taiwan's president is learning a valuable lesson the hard way: If you want to cozy up to China, it's best not to be too Chinese about it.

Mar 28, 2014

Ulterior motives behind China's anger?

China is doing its best to foster a sense of aggrievement, as if it has been intentionally wronged by this tragic accident. This is part of a broader pattern of exploiting international incidents for domestic gain.