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Singapore’s Lee Laid To Rest, Japan Wises up to DPRK, and China Promotes Safety

World leaders, dignitaries, and those grieving gathered in Singapore to pay their final respects to Lee Kuan Yew; Japan looks to issue new sanctions against North Korea for failing to make progress on its investigation into abductees; China implements new safety protocols after the German plane crash.
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Singapore’s Lee Kuan Yew show worlders what it means to be a statesman, Japan wises up to North Korea, and China has a good idea about aviation safety.

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Monday, March 30, 2015

World leaders, dignitaries, and those grieving gathered in Singapore to pay their final respects to Lee Kuan Yew; Japan looks to issue new sanctions against North Korea for failing to make progress on its investigation into abductees; China implements new safety protocols after the German plane crash.

The World Pays respect to Lee Kuan Yew

World leaders and Singaporeans gathered to pay their final respects to the nation’s first Prime minister, Lee Kuan Yew. It was an emotional week, as Lee lay in state. Judging by the words spoken at his funeral, it’s easy to see why.

Japan Prepares New Sanctions Against North Korea

I mentioned last year, that I believed that Japan pursuing dialog with North Korea over the fate of abductees was pointless. That nothing would come of it, and while I understood the importance of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe wanting to obtain concrete answers, I also knew they wouldn’t be given. Now it appears Japan has finally given up waiting.

China Aviation Safety Plan Sound

Last week, the tragic murder of Germanwings Flight 4U 9525 passengers by the co pilot highlighted a very serious lapse in aviation safety. China has now reintroduced measures to reduce the likelihood of something happening again.

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