Author: Emily Carman

CHINA: Favorite Memes You Won’t See in China

EMILY CARMAN WRITES — The meme has become a prevalent part of the internet and youth social media culture. Urban Dictionary describes it as, “Not a word but a lifestyle.” From Pepe the Frog to Dat Boi to everything Spongebob, the meme is used by young people everywhere for comedic, sarcastic, romantic and even political purposes. This is especially true in China, where extended presidential terms, fawning media questions, and an overall restrictive government have pushed Chinese youth to create an onslaught of memes criticizing their government. Memes have given Chinese netizens a chance to express their political opinions...

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EMILY CARMAN WRITES – North Korea withdrew its participation from a pre-Olympic intercultural event set to take place on Monday, February 4. The event would have combined popular artists from the North and South, and was set to take place at the Mt. Kumgang Resort in North Korea, a location agreed upon as a measure to strengthen cross-border ties. North Korea suddenly canceled the event citing negative South Korean media coverage. According to United Press International, a notice was received from Pyongyang a week before the event was scheduled to take place, saying the North had “no choice but...

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EMILY CARMAN WRITES – On January 9, the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis IEEFA published a report naming China the global leader in building and financing of clean energy technology. Meanwhile, the U.S. persists in clinging to coal.   On his campaign trail, President Donald Trump promised to make the coal industry “great again.” But media outlets throughout the world, such as the Washington Post, The New York Times, China Daily, and The Los Angeles Times, begged to differ. One year into Trump’s Presidency, according to Vox, “domestic coal demand continues to decline and U.S. coal employment...

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Asia Media International Staff

ASIA MEDIA INTERNATIONAL is a student-driven publication of Loyola Marymount University’s Asia Media Center – a vital part of LMU’s Department of Asian and Asian American Studies (AAAS), in an alliance with the university's award-winning Dept.of Political Science, and with the internationally influential Pacific Century Institute.

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