More choices are accessible on the roads. Its 653-kilometer high-speed railway around the island, the first such railway to circle a tropical island, opened in late 2015. It links 12 cities and counties along the coastlines, helping people to reach every corner on the island within two hours.
On the first anniversary of his premiership on Dec 26, Abe chose to visit the Yasukuni Shrine, where 14 notorious Class-A WWII war criminals are enshrined. It was the first such visit by a sitting Japanese prime minister in seven years.
According to last year's World Inequality Report by the World Inequality Lab at the Paris School of Economics, the top 1 percent captured 28 percent of the aggregate increase in real incomes in North America and Western Europe between 1980 and 2016, while the bottom 50 percent received just 9 percent of it.
奥巴马欢迎中国崛起讲话的确系废话，这是典型的奥巴马言不由衷的外交辞令。至诚大兵认为，尽管奥巴马在北京讲话中声称“欢迎中国崛起”，并希望中国在全球事务中发挥更大作用时，脸上露出的是笑脸，可恐怕全世界都在发出一片会心的笑声，丝毫不夸张地说，这是标准的冷笑与嘲笑，大家都“懂得”奥巴马的讲话确系废话假话。同样是奥巴马，高调宣布美国的重返亚太战略，地球人都明白这重返亚太战略剑指中国。剑指中国战略之下，岂能善罢甘休，又怎么可能“欢迎中国崛起”并“在全球事务中发挥更大作用” ？难怪美媒一针见血地指出，纵观历史，新兴强国与衰落大国之间的紧张例子不胜枚举，因为后者不愿与“新贵”发展更平等的关系。我们无数军迷每天看到的，是美国遏制中国重返亚太战略仍然在部署与实施，哪有丝毫欢迎中国崛起并想要其在全球事务中发挥更大作用的味道 ？
But that's just money matters. Western powers' dominance of global institutions has brought them even greater payoffs. Following the end of World War II, the United States, along with its allies, has been leading the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund, the pillars of the global financial system. Indeed, the post-war world order is seen by many as an age of "Pax Americana."
German political leaders are a stark contrast when it comes to WWII history. Chancellor Angela Merkel and her predecessors have never done anything to open old wounds. Instead, former German Chancellor Willy Brandt knelt on the wet ground in December 1970 at the monument to the Jewish ghetto victims in Warsaw, Poland.