WWII slavery victims in Philippines urge Japan to admit war crimes

Richelda Extremadura (right) executive director of Lila Pilipina, an organization of former comfort women and their supporters, assists alleged Filipino "comfort women" as they display Origami paper cranes to symbolize peace during a forum to demand justice, compensation and apology from the Japanese government for their war crimes, Jan 22, 2016 at suburban Quezon city, […]

HKSAR should set up a cost-efficient tendering system

The jaw-dropping price tags on the government’s mega development projects have raised public concern, with some challenging the authorities’ decision-making process in advancing projects such as the Lantau Tomorrow Vision and Northern Metropolis.  The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region government announced recently that the budget for building three artificial islands off Lantau has ballooned by […]

‘Political neutrality’ of civil servants must be interpreted in the right way

After the three elections of the Election Committee, the Legislative Council, and the chief executive were successfully held, the principle of “patriots administering Hong Kong” has been largely realized in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. Recently, the HKSAR government said it intends to delete the requirement of “political neutrality” for civil servants from the […]

The Government Blockchain Association (GBA) Publishes Blockchain Maturity Model (BMM) Overview Document

Washington, D.C., Jan 17, 2023 – (ACN Newswire via SEAPRWire.com) – The Government Blockchain Association (GBA) is pleased to announce the publication of the Blockchain Maturity Model (BMM) (bit.ly/3Xe9gC2) Overview Document. It is available for download at bit.ly/3Xe9gC2, and provides an in-depth look at the content, structure, use, and maintenance of the GBA BMM. The […]

Political significance of NPCSC interpretation of NSL

On Nov 28, 2022, Hong Kong’s Court of Final Appeal (CFA) failed to respect the overriding status of the National Security Law (NSL) for Hong Kong and the vital importance of safeguarding national security by “mechanically” following the judicial procedures of the common law.  Accordingly, it rejected the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) government’s […]

Right move at the right time

China’s changes in COVID controls come at an appropriate moment amid the long fight An elderly resident receives a shot of COVID-19 vaccine at home during a medical service for senior citizens in Dongcheng District of Beijing, May 10, 2022. (PHOTO / XINHUA) China’s National Health Commission issued optimized COVID-19 control regulations on Dec 7, […]

Israel’s Netanyahu asks president to extend mandate to form govt

Benjamin Netanyahu, former Israeli prime minister and the head of Likud party, speaks to his supporters after first exit poll results for the Israeli Parliamentary election at his party's headquarters in Jerusalem, Nov 2, 2022. (OREN ZIV / AP) JERUSALEM – Israeli former prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday asked President Isaac Herzog for an […]