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Xi, Abe Named Asians of the Year

Singapore's Straits Times newspaper, one of Asia's largest English dailies, has named Japan's Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe, and China's President, Xi Jinping, as its 2013 Asians of the Year for their impact on Southeast Asia and the broader region. The paper says Mr. Abe, in his second stint as prime minister, ordered one of the biggest peacetime mobilizations of troops to aid the Philippines following super-typhoon Haiyan. In May, he announced he would cancel Burma's...

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