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US to search for World War II missing in Myanmar

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

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