Dear readers and authors, today is the first day of the New Red Fire Monkey Year, according to the ancient Chinese calendar. In the East people believe that this creature combines contradictory traits such as high intelligence, wisdom along with a tendency of making unexpected steps that would challenge cloudy and dull days.
In an imperfect world we live in, one would need both of those traits. However, taking into account the deterioration of the situation in the East Asia, the editorial board wants to hope that Red Fire Monkey will be showing a lot of wisdom in the year 2016. For the course of event in this region will have a great influence on the rest of the world.
We want to wish a Happy New Year to all of our authors and readers, even if they’re are not dwelling in Asia, so they can enjoy this holiday.
The “New Eastern Outlook” editorial board.