Reader Mail Jun 21, 2012

What 'international outcry'?

The June 17 Page 2 article "Oi decision draws international outcry" is very interesting with regard to the disparity between the headline and the body of the article. The headline tells us that the decision to restart two reactors at the Oi nuclear plant has ...

Editorials Feb 15, 2009

EU-China relations back on track

Europe's relations with China appear to be back on track. Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao's recent tour of Europe was by all accounts a success, with both sides eager to put behind them last year's unpleasantness — a high-level China-EU meeting was canceled because of ...

Editorials Nov 8, 2008

Shoring up social security

A group of experts appointed in January 2008 by then Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda to advise the government on the future shape of the nation's social security system has presented its final report. It states that people must directly shoulder a larger financial burden ...

Editorials Oct 25, 2008

Deeper Indo-Japanese ties

Prime Minister Taro Aso and his Indian counterpart Mr. Manmohan Singh issued a joint statement in Tokyo this week expressing their desire to deepen bilateral economic relations. This is quite understandable and reasonable since India is the third-largest economy in Asia — after Japan ...

Commentary / World Sep 12, 2008

Water management for the Mekong basin

by Michael Richardson

SINGAPORE — China says it remains a developing country despite its rapid rise in the league of global power. By some measures, it is now the world's third-biggest economy and second-largest exporter. However gauged, China is clearly a nation with increasing impact and influence, ...

Commentary Jul 11, 2008

Giving corruption the boot

by Hugh Cortazzi

LONDON — Some people regard corruption as a victimless crime. It is nothing of the kind. Corrupt practices lead to the granting of favors not available to those unwilling or unable to offer bribes, increase costs, and limit competition. In Russia and China the ...