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CHINA: Stuffing the Duck

ASIA MEDIA STAFF WRITES – China’s school system is recognized as the most rigorous in the world. In an education survey run by the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), Shanghai teens scored the highest in the international education ranking . After 12 years of dedication, all seniors in China need to participate in […]

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CHINA: Mistresses – An Exramarital Affair to Remember

ASIA MEDIA STAFF WRITES – Many young girls in China are now pursuing jobs as mistresses of rich businessmen or government officials. Shenzhen, the special economic zone of China, along with Beijing, Shanghai, and Guangzhou, are cities that are listed as having the highest occurrence of extramarital affairs. According to a study published by the […]

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SINGAPORE: Fifty Shades of Trending

ASIA MEDIA STAFF WRITES –The small island city-state of Singapore celebrates its 50th birthday as a nation this August 9th. As we covered in a previous article, there are many commemorative events being arranged for the momentous occasion. It seems Singaporeans are getting into the celebratory mood in their own way and have spawned a […]

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SINGAPORE: Did You Get My Good Side?

ASIA MEDIA STAFF WRITES – A recent survey conducted in Singapore has found that the majority of youths who are active on social media strive to ensure that their online presence portrays them in a good light, but often do not lie about themselves in order to do so. The survey conducted by Singapore Polytechnic’s […]

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CHINA: Uighurs, the Under-Told Story

ASIAN MEDIA STAFF WRITES – Who are the Uighurs and why have they become such an issue in East Asia?  Here is a simplified analysis – absent of ideology, cant and misunderstanding – that you won’t normally find in the mainstream news media. First of all, we must note that conflict in the region has […]

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CHINA: Beauty is in the Eye of the Beholder

ASIAN MEDIA STAFF WRITES – In a country of 1.4 billion with an extreme gender imbalance of 117.6 boys to every 100 girls, competition for love is fierce.  But what do Chinese men think of when they think of a traditionally beautiful woman? The primary factor to be considered is white skin. The lighter your […]

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K-POP KORNER: The 2014 Mnet Asian Music Awards

KELCEY LORENZO WRITES – On December 4, the 2014 Mnet Asian Music Awards (MAMA) were broadcast live from Hong Kong. Known as one of the biggest annual award shows of the year, the 2014 MAMA rewards groups and solo artists who have made exceptional contributions to the Korean Pop music industry in the past year. […]

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CHINA: Blue Skies Over Beijing?

ASIA MEDIA WRITES:  On the whole, the international media has reacted to China’s climate improvement agreement with understandable cynicism. Nations tend to talk a lot and do much less. But the agreement recently reached at the 2014 APEC summit in Beijing might prove the beginning of the real deal. People who live in China’s big […]

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CHINA: The Young, The Rich, and the Reckless

ASIA MEDIA STAFF WRITES- After China’s Economic Reform in 1978, the open-door policy benefited many investors but also created a generation of troublemakers called “fuerdai”- the Rich Second Generation. These kids were born in the 80’s and 90’s, and their job is to brag about their wealth on the Internet. One infamous Internet celebrity –who […]

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SINGAPORE: iCrowdfund

ASIA MEDIA STAFF WRITES – Singaporean netizens recently came together on crowd-funding site Indiegogo to help a wronged Vietnamese tourist reclaim the money he lost after being scammed by a mobile phone shop in Singapore. The campaign had an original goal of raising $1,350, but ended up collecting a total of $12,431 by its close on November […]

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EVENT: Social Justice in North Korea

On Monday November 10th, the Asian Pacific Student Services’ program S.P.E.A.C (Supporting, Promoting, Empowering, Asian Communities) will be hosting a discussion about the ongoing social justice issues in North Korea, the experiences of refugees, and the historical background of the division of the two Koreas from 7:30PM-9:30PM in Malone 112 (behind the commons). The group […]

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CHINA: All the Single Ladies

ASIA MEDIA WRITES – China’s most viewed dating show  “Fei Cheng Wu Rao” (“If You Are The One”) is produced by Jiangsu Satellite Television to satisfy Chinese women’s desperate need for the perfect man.  And it’s a huge hit. America’s most popular dating show, “The Bachelor” on ABC, has about 7.75 million views per episode and […]

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SOUTH KOREA: Pop Stars or Movie Stars?

KELCEY LORENZO WRITES – Since the mid 90’s, Korean pop idols have appeared and starred in many Korean TV dramas and movies. Many idol-actors have been successful despite their lack of formal training and experience in acting. Reply 1997, starring solo singer Seo In Guk and A-Pink’s Jung Eun Ji, became the highest rated cable […]

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CHINA: #Blocked

ASIA MEDIA STAFF WRITES – China is globally known for its uber-firewall and the aggressive censorship of social media. Since 2009, following the Urumqi riots, almost all non-Chinese search engines, microblogs and social media sites that people use elsewhere in the world have been gradually blocked in China. That includes services provided by Google, Twitter, Snapchat, […]

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