Wednesday | April 22, 2015
Abe sends an offering to the Yasukuni Shrine which is sure to anger South Korea and China, Hong Kong is set to unveil its plans for electing a new Chief Executive in 2017, and Pakistan is chastised over its proposed cyber law.
Shinzo Abe Sends Offering to Yasukuni Shrine
It happens twice a year at Tokyo’s Yasukuni Shrine, festivals honoring Japan’s fallen who served under the Emperor until the end of World War II. Like clockwork, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe made a ritualistic offering, opting to not to tempt fate by making a personal visit with a trip to the United States next week. Will Seoul and Beijing respond as they usually do?
Hong Kong Unveils Political Reforms
Later today, Hong Kong will unveils its long awaited plan on how the city will pick its next Chief Executive in 2017. No surprises are expected today, as the guidelines will closely match those Beijing announced last year that ignited the Umbrella Revolution.
Pakistan Cyber Law Draws Criticism
Human Rights Watch, Privacy International, Digital Rights Foundation and others issued a joint statement expressing concerns over Pakistan’s proposed Prevention of Electronic Crimes Bill, declaring it a risk to the freedom of expression and privacy.
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