Saturday, 23 July 2016

Americans too busy to stop wasting food

Americans say they feel bad about the 130 billion pounds (60 billion kg) of food that the nation wastes every year. But not badly enough to do anything about it.

A lack of respect for laws and the courts

The decision by bodies like the Hong Kong chapter of Amnesty International to criticise the convictions of Occupy activists casts groundless doubts on the integrity of the judiciary.

Friday, 22 July 2016

Japanese 'rent men' who are paid just to listen


The Philippine suit: A brilliant US machination?

Whatever the results of the Permanent Arbitral Court deliberations on the Philippine suit against China, which would be known after this column had been submitted, I can’t shrug off the suspicion that the US deftly played with President Aquino’s administration to file the case. For good or for bad.

RIGOBERTO D. TIGLAO is a Filipino diplomat and writer. He was formerly the Ambassador to Cyprus and Greece.

Will we be the West’s ‘tank man’ vs China?

I certainly hope we won’t, or President Duterte’s term will see an economic downturn, a year or so after what this overexcited Solicitor General Jose Calida called the country’s “crowning glory,” our victory in the UNCLOS case we filed against China at the Permanent Court of Arbitration. It’s a real possibility, though, that Calida’s crown of glory could be our crown of thorns.

Rigoberto Tiglao is a Filipino diplomat and writer. He was formerly the Ambassador to Cyprus and Greece.

Thursday, 21 July 2016

'Wolf of Wall Street' sued as US seeks 1MDB-tied assets

The US Justice Department is seeking to seize more than US$1 billion in assets including real estate, art and proceeds from the "Wolf of Wall Street" movie that it says were illegally acquired through money diverted from the embattled Malaysian development fund known as 1MDB.

Tuesday, 19 July 2016

The South China Sea Case and China's New Nationalism

Putting Chinese nationalism in historical context.