[Editorial] Revenue shortfall

Government data this week showed Korea’s tax collection continuing to fall below target this year amid a prolonged economic slump.In the first eight months of this year, the government collected 136.6 trillion won ($129.3 billion...

[Sin-ming Shaw] China’s Hong Kong follies

HONG KONG ― The massive public demonstrations by students and young members of the middle-class that have roiled Hong Kong in recent weeks are ostensibly demands for democracy. But they actually reflect frustration among a popula...

[Editorial] Talk gone too far?

South Korean officials appear somewhat taken aback by the remark by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry that the U.S. is prepared to reduce its military presence in Asia if North Korea rejoins nuclear talks and follows through on i...

Modi’s little bang reforms may be smarter

For Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Diwali came early this year when his Bharatiya Janata Party won crucial elections in the states of Maharashtra and Haryana. He’s celebrated with a bang ― a little one.On Oct. 18, a day be...