Japan's young fret as unexpected recession kicks in

Business / Economy Nov 25, 2014

Japan's young fret as unexpected recession kicks in

When Prime Minister Shinzo Abe responded to Japan's surprise recession by delaying a sales-tax increase, it was a cause for worry, not celebration, for many young Japanese. This generation, barely aware of their country's economic heyday, frets that putting off tough decisions now could ...

Legacy of Tiananmen looms over Hong Kong protests

Asia Pacific / Politics Oct 6, 2014

Legacy of Tiananmen looms over Hong Kong protests

The legacy of the 1989 crackdown in Tiananmen Square looms larger in Hong Kong than in mainland China, where the Communist Party has virtually erased all public mention of it. In this former British colony, hundreds of thousands attend candlelight vigils each anniversary to commemorate ...