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US to search for World War II missing in Myanmar

The sun sets behind a ship moored at Yangon port, Myanmar. Photo: EPA

The US military is preparing its first search in eight years for remains of American soldiers lost in Myanmar during World War II, an official said on Friday.

Saturday, 12 January, 2013, 10:53am

Don't count on a US energy boom

Production of shale gas has soared in the US in the past 10 years. Photo: MCT

Which of the following statements is true? The US now has a 100-year supply of natural gas, thanks to the miracle of shale gas. By 2017, it will again be the world's biggest oil producer. By 2035, it will be entirely "energy independent", and free in particular from its reliance on Middle Eastern oil.

4 Jan 2013 - 3:48am

Real value

Every time I go back to America, it tugs at my heart. It's not just the hills and tree-lined streets; it's the values, optimism, equality and freedom it represents. When I was six, my family moved to America, hopeful, heedful and hungry. We chased the American dream. Fifteen years later, I moved back to Asia for a better dream. The Asian dream now seems to trump the American one.

15 Aug 2012 - 11:11pm

Son of jailed July 1 activist tells of police intimidation

The son of a mainland woman jailed for taking part in Hong Kong's July 1 rally says he was threatened by police and told his safety was at risk after giving an interview to foreign media.

15 Aug 2012 - 10:49pm

Citizens of a nation with low level of education can still embrace democracy

A number of pro-Beijing commentators have written in the Hong Kong media, arguing that China is still largely uneducated and therefore not ready for democracy. I question the validity of this point of view.

Is there in fact a correlation between education and democracy?

When English speakers colonised North America, most of the people were illiterate.

26 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Bully in a China shop

They're so helpful, aren't they? Willing to take in blind dissidents or runaway policemen, without a thought for themselves. Keen to offer endless advice on economic management, even though most of it doesn't work. And always enthusiastic to make friends with the neighbours, and not just the troublesome ones.

3 May 2012 - 12:00am

The lethal language of tongue-tied immigrants

For those who feel powerless to transform themselves, the gun can be seductive. It provides power. It speaks in a language everybody understands, across colour lines. It opens doors for the invisible into the public space. Unfortunately, it is the language of annihilation and not creation. It speaks up once or twice, but often the user succumbs to his curse: that of silence.

7 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

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