Japan, Taiwan Ships Exchange Water Cannon Fire As China’s First Aircraft Carrier Entering Service

BEIJING, Sept. 26 – Japanese and Taiwanese ships shot water cannon at each other yesterday in the latest confrontation over tiny islands in the East China Sea as Japan met with another rival, China, in an effort to tamp down tensions. A Japanese coast guard ship sprays water at a Taiwanese ship yesterday near the […]

Letter of Portest to the Japanese Ambassador to the USA

September 15, 2012 RE: Protesting against Japan’s Illegal “Nationalization” of Chinese Diaoyu Islands Where-as The Diaoyu Islands (also called Senkaku Islands in Japan) are unequivocally territories of China, which Japan failed to return to their rightful owner after World War II. And, Numerous historical documents, some dating back to as early as 1403, recorded the […]

Not 99%, It’s 47% – Transcript of Leaked Romney Fundraiser Remarks

(By NBC News on September 18, 2012) The campaign discussion was dominated Tuesday by remarks made by Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney at a May 17 fundraiser in Boca Raton, Fla., which were surreptitiously recorded by an anonymous source and surfaced Monday evening. Romney shows his grandchildren, from left to right: Owen, 5; Wyatt, 7; […]

Aung San Suu Kyi to Deliver Godkin Lecture at Harvard Kennedy School

CAMBRIDGE MA — Nobel Peace Prize winner and democracy activist Aung San Suu Kyi will deliver the annual Godkin Lecture at Harvard Kennedy School on September 27th. The event will begin at 5:30 p.m. in the John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum, 79 JFK Street, Cambridge. VOA’s Scott Stearns interviews Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu […]

Governor Patrick Signs Bill to Protect Temporary Workers

BOSTON – Monday, August 6, 2012 – With Labor Day less than a month away, Governor Deval Patrick today signed H. 4304, “An Act Establishing a Temporary Workers Right to Know.” The legislation strengthens the Commonwealth’s ability to regulate staffing and temporary agencies to protect vulnerable workers and level the playing field for businesses.