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Readers say that North Korea's Kim Jong Il will keep himself in check so long as China supports him
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New Filipino President Benigno Aquino
As a Filipino, I expect him to change the government's image. He is an economics graduate and therefore he must bolster our country's economy to eradicate poverty at a faster level. His government must invest heavily in infrastructure, education, health and the environment to create a country conducive to businessmen - both foreign and local - to generate much needed jobs. The Philippines is a country with great potential. If we Filipinos join hands, it will be a first world nation in a few years. - Roman Paul Pangan, Philippines
If China gave up the North, Kim Jong Il would take desperate action. If China just looks on, North Korea can threaten but will get nothing. The sinking of the Cheonan is unacceptable. - Snowman , Japan
The Reds should have accepted the roadmap because Abhisit's plans provided early elections, if that’s what they were looking for. By accepting it they would have got what they wanted and avoided all the bloodshed. They are now responsible for damaging that beautiful country. - Shawndeewana , US
Terrorism in Afghanistan
Let the Taliban keep on admitting responsibility for attacks in the country. Every time, they lose another hundred terrorist supporters. - Donkelly , Ireland
Maoist insurgency in India
The facts speak for themselves. At present, only 40 percent of India is under government control. There are seven simultaneous wars going on, from Kashmir to Nagaland. In 1971, India was directly involved with the rebellion in East Pakistan and sent troops in illegally. Now the hens have come home to roost and the Indian government is getting a taste of its own medicine. - Kenneth T. Ellis, Canada
The e-car solution is the car of choice. It's time for this idea to be given a chance. - Malcolm Clayton , Canada
Asian migrant workers in Iraq
In Delhi there is a network of brokers under the patronage of Indian politicians, who in turn get paid by the Americans. The channels are indirect but the brokers are very adept at trafficking people to Iraq. - Rohit , India
Hidden Treasures of Afghanistan exhibit in Bonn
Wow! Thanks for the link to the Bonn museum. All I can say is that it is a stunningly beautiful collection. - Melani , Canada