KEVIN CHEN WRITES – According to Xinhua News Agency, a man went into the Terra-Cotta Warriors exhibition at the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia and stole a thumb from one of the precious statues. It took more than two weeks for the museum to notice the stolen thumb and after five…Full Article CHINA: THE CASE OF THE MISSING TERRA-COTTA PART – THE FBI FINALLY GETS ITS THUMB
TOM PLATE WRITES: A long time ago, it seems like a thousand years now, I worked in the State Department, however briefly, with the honor of a formal security clearance. In that role, as a backup speechwriter (I was quite young, but loved the experience, totally respected the careerists there),…Full Article PACIFIC PERSPECTIVE COMMENTARY: THIS MEMO IS NOT CLASSIFIED!
Sometimes, one must give a little to get a little, a lesson Singapore is learning the hard way. Specifically, if the city-state gives in and grants the FBI access to evidence collected in the investigation of US engineer Shane Todd’s death, it will continue receiving generous funding from the US…Full Article SINGAPORE: Let the FBI in Already!
After months of alleged dawdling, an article in the Financial Times seems to have persuaded Singapore police to let the FBI help investigate a U.S. scientist’s death. Shane Todd, a 31 year old electronics engineer from Montana, was found hanging dead in his Singapore apartment last June. His death was…Full Article SINGAPORE: Cops bend to FT, let FBI investigate engineer’s death