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Progress: good, or bad? Bad, thought Confucius, who for hundreds of years taught Japan to seek its ideals in the ancient past. Good, thought 19th-century modernizers, who redirected the nation's gaze to the future. Prominent among modernizers was Yukichi Fukuzawa (1835-1901), for whom civilization and ...
China and the Solomon Islands on Saturday signed an agreement to establish diplomatic ties after the Pacific island nation ditched relations with Taiwan, which Beijing claims as a Chinese province and seeks to cut off from the international community. The Chinese government's top diplomat, State ...