Opinion

The World Must Stop Myanmar’s Savagery Against Rohingya

If the world has a conscience, it will do something about the unconscionable genocide against the Rohingya Muslim minority community in Myanmar, which has abdicated its duty as a nation. The latest scrutiny ...

Duterte, the Philippines and a Psychopathic Reign of Terror

It is time for the Philippines to face up to the fact that its president, Rodrigo Duterte, is a psychopath drunk on killing. The reign of terror he has initiated and promoted has in just one year claimed more v...

Good for Alibaba? SCMP Quashes Column on Xi-linked Tycoon

The steady erosion of the journalistic independence of the South China Morning Post, once the region’s most influential English-language daily, was demonstrated last week when the paper’s editors pulled an arti...

The Enemies of the People

Some of the worst damage Donald Trump is doing to the United States is displayed in the latest Reporters Without Borders Press Freedom Index, which was released a few days ago. The US, the home of the First Ame...

Ford Trumped

Asia-Pacific governments need to keep a close eye on what the bosses of America’s largest companies are saying and doing about President Donald Trump’s protectionist drive. Companies that for years have said...

Asia in 2016: Hong Kong

Just as the aftershocks of the pro-democracy Umbrella Movement demonstrations of 2014 had calmed down, the Year of the Monkey began in Hong Kong with a violent surprise. In February, the Food and Environment...

Asia in 2016: China

The Chinese government had much to be irritated about in 2016, both at home from its gyrating stock markets, and abroad from an unfavorable international ruling on its South China Sea expansion and attacks on i...

Asia in 2016: Philippines

The Philippines has endured a turbulent year under Rodrigo Duterte, who assumed the country’s presidency from June 30. His agenda, which has included extra-judicial killings as part of a war on drugs and sideli...