The recent ruling by The Hague’s Permanent Court of Arbitration rejecting China’s territorial claims to islands in the South China Sea has not only sparked a fire-breathing response from Beijing, but has also left Taiwan unhappy.
Taiwan is concerned about the ruling’s impact on its sovereignty over Taiping Island, which it considers its southernmost point.
The vast majority of the world’s biggest emerging market companies have failed when it comes to transparency, creating an environment for corruption to thrive in their businesses and in the places they operate.
Asian Pacific Post
Canadian Falun Gong practitioners held events this week in major cities across the country to commemorate their fellow practitioners’ large-scale appeal in Beijing 17 years ago seeking the freedom to practise their faith.
At solemn rallies and candlelight vigils in front of the Chinese embassy in Ottawa and Chinese consulates in cities including Vancouver, Calgary, and Toronto, practitioners paid honour to the peaceful demonstration of April 25, 1999, that they describe as a “historic appeal” as well as a “silent appeal.”
-- Canada's economic development minister Navdeep Bains at a Public Policy Forum economic summit