US export controls target Chinese military
President Barack Obama’s Export Control Reform Initiative is seeking to overhaul America's export control system.
Chinese business helps revive rusty Detroit
Chinese business investors are helping to revive Detroit, which had become very much part of America's rust belt.
Xi Jinping's Chinese Dream
This week's Economist magazine has a few interesting articles on Xi Jinping's "Chinese Dream".
New President for ADB
Takehiko Nakao has been unanimously elected President of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) by its Board of Governors.
Report on Google Chairman's Trip to North Korea
John Delury, a historian from Yonsei University, Seoul, accompanied Google Chairman Eric Schmidt, and former New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson, to North Korea.
The report on his trip in The New Yorker is insightful.
Who owns the Senkaku or Diaoyu Islands?
The Christmas edition of the Economist magazine has an interesting piece that suggests that the Senkaku or Diaoyu Islands belong to the ancient Ryukyu Kingdom.
Korea needs a ‘different kind of growth’
In a New Year interview with Korea's Maeil Business Newspaper, IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde suggested that Korea should adopt an "inclusive growth" model.
Canada losing ground in global economy
Canada is losing economic ground in the global economy, according to Bombardier CEO, Pierre Beaudoin.
Australia overestimates China
In a fascinating session at the Sydney-based Lowy Institute, James Fallows said that Australians have a tendency to overestimate the rise of China.
North Koreans wed in Toronto
15 North Korean refugee couples filed into Toronto City Hall a few weeks back for a group wedding.
Teaching Asia to Australia
Teaching Asia to Australia: it’s not just about languages.
Asian slam for ladies' golf
When Korea's Shin Jiyai won the Women's British Open golf tournament last weekend, that made for an "Asian Slam"
Asia now leads global beer drinking
The Asian century is all about Asia's citizens, which account for 60 per cent of humanity, regaining their natural share of global activity. When it comes to drinking beer, Asia is well on the path to catchup.
America in the Asian Century
With the sudden rise of China, US leaders see preventing it from becoming a regional hegemon as a key strategic necessity.
Where is Mr Xi?
Chinese Vice President, Xi Jinping, is slated to be designated President of China at next Chinese Party Congress.
There are however two big problems.
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