Asia Pacific Topics

New Zealand's new prime minister is steady, not flashy

Dec 12, 2016

New Zealand's new prime minister is steady, not flashy

ellington There’s nothing flashy about Bill English. Critics say the former finance minister and farmer who became New Zealand’s prime minister on Monday is downright boring. But English hopes his steadiness and experience in handling the economy will prove reassuring when New Zealanders go ...

Dec 9, 2016

China's colleges must serve the Communist Party, Xi says

China’s President Xi Jinping has called for allegiance to the ruling Communist Party from the country’s colleges and universities, the latest effort by Beijing to tighten its hold on education. The government has campaigned against the spread of “Western values” at universities, and in ...