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Chaebol’s Economic Domination the Bane of Growing Social Disparity within South Korea

Wednesday, February 12th, 2014

Three of the most famous Korean chaebols that hold global sway across consumer electronics are Daewoo, LG and Samsung. A chaebol is a Korean term for clan-owned business that has become successful, especially as multinational companies. The term ‘chaebol’ (also spelled ‘chaebeol’) is derived from the words ‘chae’, which means wealth/property, and ‘bol’, which means clan.
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UN Peacekeepers to Keep their Date and Withdraw after East Timor Presidential Elections in 2012

Monday, August 29th, 2011

The United Nations will finally wind up its peacekeeping services in East Timor in 2012, and all preparations to keep within this deadline are in full swing. It was almost six years ago that the East Timor government enlisted the United Nations peacekeeping efforts in 2006, following unprecedented civil riots and factional fighting that was taking one of the youngest nations in the world to the brink of internal strife and civil war.

Philippines Seeking Answers to Unprecedented Chinese Activities on Spratly Islands

Friday, August 26th, 2011

The Philippines and its neighbours continue to be hassled by Chinese intrusions into their territorial waters around the Spratly Islands. After an incident in March of this year when a Philippine survey ship was disturbed by Chinese patrol vessels along the Reed Bank, despite the vessel being well within its territorial waters, the Manila government filed a complaint seeking clarification from the Chinese government.

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China Resourcing for Raw Materials Reaches Australian Shores

Wednesday, July 27th, 2011

Today’s China is a symbol of growth. Spread across the country, hundreds and thousands of industries, most of them located in special purpose export hubs, have been leading China’s march on its way to becoming an economic powerhouse. While the smaller-scale industries are of the homebred variety, those in charge are local collaborators backed by massive multinational companies.

Huawei Now Spreads its Business to Brazil

Thursday, July 21st, 2011

For a long time now, Brazil, Cuba and other South American companies have had Big Brother U.S. fending for them by investing in various sectors of the continent, along with consumption of what they produced.

However, in the post-2008 era, owing to the international economic slowdown, increasing unemployment rates and its own poorly performing economy, the U.S. is today being laid down by its own burdens and it simply does not have the abundant resources to spend on the emerging markets in its southward neighborhood that it once did.

New Intangible Cultural Heritage Laws to Protect and Preserve China’s Vast and Diverse Culture

Friday, July 1st, 2011

In past decades, as instances of Chinese cultural heritage leaving its shores increased at an alarming rate, so too did the growing concern amongst academicians about this.

The Chinese government saw that it needed to act quickly and effectively to reduce or halt this trend. Hence, after prolonged reviews of existing cultural rules, new stringent guidelines have come into effect. These are applicable to on-site survey and on-site data collection by overseas surveyors. These laws, called Intangible Cultural Heritage, will come into effect from June 1st, 2011.

Students in Wales to Learn Chinese Soon

Monday, June 6th, 2011

In the past several years and in the run up to the start of the new academic year, there has been a lot of activity happening at English schools in China. Oxford and most of the leading British universities today have a presence in China, and almost one in twenty children is preparing for the Scholarship Aptitude Test (SAT) exams to enter the hallowed portals of British education in England or back home in Chinese campuses of these schools and colleges.

Peking Univ. to Become a World Center of Learning To Rival Oxford and Harvard Universities

Thursday, May 12th, 2011

Over the last decade, China has been on the fast track to creating universities that will rank as world-class centers of education and seats of higher learning.

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Chinese Herbal Cigarettes Same Tobacco in New Packaging?

Tuesday, May 10th, 2011

The consumer market for cigarettes is on the rise and so are the varied options.

Since most countries see nicotine containing cigarettes as being harmful to the smoker, several manufacturers and fly-by-night operators are using traditional Chinese knowledge of making herbal cigarettes that are free of nicotine-containing tobacco.

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The Greatest Challenge for the Pacific Islands - Climate Change

Thursday, April 28th, 2011

The clarion call for reducing carbon emissions was given to the industrialized world nearly 21 years ago by the small group of Pacific Islands whose highest peak reaches a mere 5 meters above sea level.

These tiny self-sustaining islands, facing the brunt of global climate change, are shrinking fast because of the increase in global warming and the subsequent rise in the sea level. However, most of the industrialized nations are refusing to face the problem in its entirety and are merely paying lip service to being committed to the environment cause.

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Vietnam’s Migration to 3G

Monday, April 11th, 2011

3G is Third Generation networking technology that empowers smart devices (generally hand-held devices such as Smart phones and PDAs) to work on internet (online) technology, taking such device communications into real time.


Can Synthetically Made Electrode Materials Contribute to Zero-Carbon Batteries?

Wednesday, March 16th, 2011

Yes is the resounding answer if one were to follow the work of Chinese scientists in the past few months.

A recent research and development project for greener batteries has led to the use of Montroseite, a mineral discovered half a decade ago in Montrose County, Colorado.

At the Chinese Hefei University of Science and Technology, Anhui, in November 2010 a group of scientists, led by Yi Xie, synthetically prepared Montroseite. This mineral is very similar in structure to the sea urchin yet demonstrates higher electrochemical properties in comparison to nanorod electrodes. The characteristics of the Montroseite make it ideal for anodes in batteries using aqueous lithium ions.

China’s Big Brother Approach and its Business Impact in Southeast Asia

Tuesday, February 1st, 2011

China’s accession to the World Trade Organization (WTO) made it emerge as a robust economic power.

From US US $44.2 billion in 1997, foreign direct investment (FDI) into China rose to US $52.7 billion in 2002; as a result, the share of China’s total FDI into Asia got a sharp rise from 40.6 percent to 55.5 percent.

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Sky is the Limit for China's Mobile Industry

Wednesday, December 1st, 2010

In just a short period of time, China’s mobile industry has gone from a mere follower-of-trends to the world’s biggest market for mobile phones, owning the largest telecommunications network in terms of capacity, and the highest number of subscribers.

During the past decade, Chinese telecoms experienced remarkable double-digit growth, unsurpassed in the industry.

China’s Growing Influence in Southeast Asian Business

Wednesday, December 1st, 2010

China’s economic growth has been incredible over the past decade. This has led to winds of change in its economic and political relations across the globe. Southeast Asia has been one of the regions in which the influence has been substantial. IThis decade has seen the Chinese take vital steps for mutual gains and economic cooperation, rather than an ideological confrontation or military conflict. This led to strong ties with Vietnam, Malaysia, Burma and Thailand.

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Asia Poised to Lead Global Smartphone Market

Monday, November 1st, 2010

Although it would be normal for people anywhere around the world to think that the center of focus for smartphones is in the United States, particularly in Apple Inc.’s California headquarters , they may be surprised to know that Asia is playing the biggest role of all.

High-Speed Rail Revolution

Friday, October 1st, 2010

China’s growing demand for mass transportation has triggered a highspeed rail system revolution that is set to double the country’s intercity connections. Not only could this system help China further its economic competitiveness, but it will steer the country’s dependence on imported oil to support its public transportation system.

Such is the importance given by the government in increasing the speed of mass transport connecting its cities. Investments for the construction of this rail system will take up a huge chunk of China’s economic stimulus plan.


Aftermath of the Battle of Bangkok

Friday, October 1st, 2010

The charred remnants of burned-down buildings flash across TV screens across the globe as people watched the aftermath of Thailand’s worst political crisis in 18 years. Shops and other business establishments have started to reopen as gridlock once again fills the roads.


iPad Owns the Asia-Pacific Market

Wednesday, September 1st, 2010

Demand for Apple’s revolutionary tablet computer has been so high that the company had to make the decision to delay the international launch.

Upon its introduction to Europe in May, customers surrounded many Apple stores in queues all night.

Emerging Engineering Innovations in South Korea

Sunday, August 1st, 2010

The growth of South Korea as a major con¬tributor in the field of science, engineer¬ing and technology can be considered a story for many growing economies to emulate.

The continuous and huge investments made in hu¬man resource development and research activities have borne fruit by building a remarkable innovation system in the country.


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