The celibate Dalai Lama has thrown his considerable moral weight behind gay marriage, condemning homophobia and saying sex was fine as long as it was consensual.
As world leaders scramble to shape events in Ukraine, China has stood by unable even to articulate its stance, exposing its muddled approach to foreign affairs despite its fast-growing global interests and stature, analysts say.
The Dalai Lama will lead the US Senate in prayer on Thursday as the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader rallies support among leaders of Congress, aides said....Read More
Europe’s main stock markets wavered on Thursday following a slump for share prices across Asia after poorly-received Chinese data and on the outlook for US stimulus....Read More
China returned to the offensive Wednesday over Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s visit to a contested war shrine warning the UN Security Council that such acts threaten peace....Read More
East West Bancorp, Inc. (“East West”) (Nasdaq: EWBC), parent company of East West Bank, the financial bridge between the United States and Greater China, today reported financial results for the fourth quarter and full year of 2013. For the fourth quarter of 2013, net income was $75.8 million or $0.55 per dilutive share. For the full year 2013, net income was $295.0 million and net income available to common stockholders was $2.10 per dilutive share.
Europe’s main stock markets turned in a mixed, lacklustre performance on Monday with Wall Street closed for a holiday and China turning in disappointing growth data.
A unit of Chinese soldiers arrived in Mali on Thursday to strengthen the United Nations peacekeeping force in the troubled west African nation’s rebel-infested north, sources told AFP.
China’s foreign minister Wang Yi on Thursday promised that his country’s economic growth would benefit Africa, as he met Ghana’s President John Dramani Mahama in Accra.