Author: Asia Media Staff

U.S.: PRESTIGIOUS ASIA-REPORTAGE SHORENSTEIN AWARD GOES TO STAR JOURNALIST IAN JOHNSON

FROM THE SHORENSTEIN ASIA-PACIFIC RESEARCH CENTER IN PALO ALTO, CALIFORNIA –  Ian Johnson, a veteran journalist with a focus on Chinese society, religion and history, is the 2016 recipient of the Shorenstein Journalism Award. The award, given annually by the Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center, is conferred to a journalist who produces outstanding reporting on Asia and has contributed to greater understanding of the complexities of Asia. He will deliver a keynote speech and participate in a panel discussion on May 1, 2017, at Stanford. “Ian Johnson is one of those rare writers who has not only watched...

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SOUTH KOREA: JOONG-ANG MEDIA MOGUL TO JUMP INTO BLUE HOUSE BATTLE?

KOREA TIMES STAFFER CHOI HA-YOUNG WRITES –Hong Seok-hyun, an uncle of Samsung Group heir Lee Jae-yong, has resigned as JoongAng Media Network chairman, triggering rumors he may join the presidential race. He said in an email to staff on Saturday he would soon form a Think Tank to deal with issues regarding inter-Korean relations, job creation, social unity, education and culture. “The envisioned institution will be run in the form of a foundation or a forum encompassing renowned experts in the fields,” Hong said. “I’ve decided to do something meaningful for the future of the Republic of Korea.” Hong...

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HONG KONG: WHY THE COMING ELECTION MATTERS GREATLY TO CHINA-U.S. RELATIONS

TOM PLATE WRITES – Does the central government of China and the Chinese Communist Party possess the political wisdom and emotional range to handle all the many difficult challenges that catch the world’s eye precisely because of the centrality of China’s key role? Since the 1997 handover from Her Majesty’s Government to the PRC, the special administrative region of Hong Kong has been in the limelight. And on the whole its new life under Beijing’s absolute sovereignty has not gone badly: PLA troops are not befouling the bustling streets, as much of the western media once all but predicted;...

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PHILIPPINES: TRACKING THE THUG PRESIDENCY

GUEST CONTRIBUTOR WILLIAM OVERHOLT, OF THE HARVARD ASIA CENTER, TELLS US – A deep look at the Philippines situation challenges fundamental elements of U.S. foreign policy. The seeming immense success of the recent Aquino presidency – with very high growth rates and a decisive move closer to the U.S. because of Chinese challenges – seemed to prefigure strong democracy and a strong U.S. alliance. Instead it has been followed immediately by a thug presidency that repudiates human rights and traditional alliance ties to the U.S. This kind of presidency emerged because the structure of Philippine democracy, the most perfect copy of...

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SOUTH KOREA: KOREA TIMES REPRINTS SO-CALLED ‘PLATE PROPOSAL’ FOR CHINA-US ACCORD ON DPRK

TOM PLATE WRITES IN THE KOREA TIMES OF SEOUL – The need for China and the United States to come together in a persistently adult geopolitical two-some has never been more urgent. Gamesmanship must be minimized. Statesmanship must be maximized. Just ask Mr. Ban Ki-moon, career diplomat. The other night in Los Angeles, Mr Cool-Cautious brought the point home well, as perhaps only someone who had scaled the heights to UN Secretary General could. His venue was a hotel-ballroom where the Pacific Century Institute, which works behind the scenes for peace and understanding between America and East Asia, presented...

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