Opinion

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Hong Kong’s Racial Bias

The vivid posters around Hong Kong’s Central District proclaim Hong Kong to be Asia’s World City. But at best this self-accorded accolade looks increasingly threadbare and at worst hides a wor... Read More...
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Some Korean Lessons for Iran

It is time for the Great Satan to talk to what is left of the Axis of Evil. This is the great lesson of recent movement on the Korean nuclear question. The Iraq war will go down in history as the leas... Read More...
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John Howard: Armchair Warrior

If Australian news and views received more international attention than they do, the recent rhetorical miscues of Prime Minister John Howard would be the butt of global derision of the sort which sometimes ... Read More...
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Who lost Vietnam?

As usual in wartime, when the going gets tough, the tough start looking for a scapegoat and it is usually the press.  Today as Iraq slides from bad to worse, the administration's apologists are alr... Read More...
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Flight Plans

In the end it was a minor incident, something that perhaps could be put down to crossed signals or miscommunication but when it came to light Sunday that a commercial airliner running out of fuel had to be ... Read More...
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The Lesson George W. Didn’t Learn

Last November 17, as George W Bush visited Hanoi for the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation summit,  the US president had some philosophical thoughts to deliver about the lessons he said the United Stat... Read More...
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The Philippines in a Holiday Mess

President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo was busy part of this week filming her annual holiday message to the nation. Clad in a pink pants suit, she posed in a life-size manger on the grounds of the Presidenti... Read More...
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Asean Caves In to the Bad Guys

Gone are the days when the Association of Southeast Asian Nations was steered by Indonesia's Suharto, Singapore's Lee Kuan Yew, and Malaysia's Mahathir Mohamad. Call them dictators or whatever y... Read More...
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America’s First Quagmire

With the United States descending into a deepening morass of fundamentalist Christianity, tolerance of other people’s beliefs is nowhere more in danger than in Washington, DC, where the current occupant of the ... Read More...