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[Editorial] Sugar-coated pledge

Political leaders often promise voters the moon in a desperate attempt to win elections. Kim Jong-in, the interim head of The Minjoo Party of Korea, did just …

[Editorial] Overseas consumption

Last year, the government tried every means to boost domestic consumption as exports ceased to play their traditional role of driving economic growth. It had …

[Christopher Balding] How bad is China셲 debt problem, really?

For months now, China셲 regulators have been warning about the dangers of rapidly expanding credit and the need to deleverage. With new plans to clean up bad …

[David Ignatius] A testing year for American tolerance
[David Ignatius] A testing year for American tolerance

Donald Trump tests the limits of campaign speech. He makes false statements and refuses to correct them. He attacks other religions and ethnic groups, …

[Editorial] Temples revenue

The Jogye Order셲 disclosure of the finances of the four largest Buddhist temples in the country will certainly help enhance transparency of religious …

[Editorial] Positive cracks

In terms of public interest, the April 13 general election remains an average parliamentary poll, with few big issues grabbing the attention of the voters. But …

[Nirmal Ghosh] Thai military쁲 grand design in politics

The shadow of the army in Myanmar is a long one, but, over the past five years, it has shrunk. Next door in Thailand, though, the shadow of the Royal Thai Army …

Allegations against Pakistan P.M.셲 family

As the Panama Papers ricochet around the world, triggering political crises in countries far and wide and engulfing politicians in scandal, Prime Minister …

[Gulardi Nurbintoro] China and the Law of the Sea treaty
[Gulardi Nurbintoro] China and the Law of the Sea treaty

A Chinese proverb says 쐗hen reading, do not let a single word escape your attention, one word may be worth a thousand pieces of gold. In the recent …

[Cass R. Sunstein] Ending Obama셲 climate rules won셳 be easy

Predicting the experience of his successor Gen. Dwight Eisenhower, President Harry Truman said this: 쏦e셪l sit here, and he셪l say, 쁃o this! Do …

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