Western Powers not to Hand Over Leadership to China

China was suddenly catapulted by certain Western countries into the center of the world stage, as the deepening economic crisis spread from the US to Europe. Recent days have witnessed an increasingly urgent appeal for China to salvage the declining international economy.

Vietnam: Fighting to Grow

HANOI, 24 April 2009 (IRIN) – When it comes to reducing poverty and eradicating hunger, few other countries have made the kind of dramatic gains that Vietnam has.

International Effort Against North Korea's Nuclear Program Needed

Japanese Communist Party member of the House of Representatives Kasai Akira said that the international community should join forces to persuade North Korea to give up its nuclear program.

Australia: Spare Us the Excuses – Re-nationalize Qantas!

Qantas announced last week that it is axing another 1,750 jobs from its workforce. Workers are being urged to take unpaid leave, annual leave and to consider job sharing.

Japan PM Puts Strain on Neighborly Relations

Japan's Prime Minister Taro Aso sent an offering yesterday to the notorious Yasukuni Shrine, which is seen by China and other neighboring countries as a symbol of the country's past militarism.

Vietnam Fights for Universal Healthcare

Ha Noi — Viet Nam faces great challenges in achieving universal health insurance by 2014, said health minister Nguyen Quoc Trieu.

Corporate Japan Turns its Back on Effort to Stop Global Warming

Japan’s business circles are united in standing against the effort to stop global warming on the grounds that “the public will be forced to pay the cost” without mentioning the merit of the effort to cut greenhouse gas emissions.

Secret Searches, Secret evidence – Australia Slipping Towards a Police State

Australia's NSW government has used crimes allegedly carried out by members of bikie clubs to justify introducing laws that would strip the state’s citizens of their the civil rights.