Author: Asia Media Staff

LOS ANGELES: BUILDING BRIDGES BETWEEN COUNTRIES AND PEOPLE

MARY GRACE COSTA WRITES – Asia Media International staff joined the Pacific Century Institute Feb 23 at the InterContinental Hotel in Los Angeles to honor global citizens Dr. Charles Morrison and former Secretary-General of the United Nations Ban Ki Moon. The theme of the evening was “Building Bridges Between Countries and People” and appropriately assembled a diverse community of dignitaries, ambassadors, experts and students from PCI, Loyola Marymount University and other affiliations, all of whom are passionate about making meaningful and lasting connections. After a few opening remarks by Asia Media founder and PCI vice president, Tom Plate, PCI...

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HONG KONG: JUST ANOTHER JACKIE CHAN?

YI NING WONG WRITES – It wasn’t until Ip Man (2008), a Hong Kong martial arts film, that Hong Kong actor Donnie Yen gain international attention. This led to his Hollywood debut, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny (2016). He has since arguably been America’s favorite Chinese action star, featuring in recent blockbusters such as Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016), where he plays a blind monk warrior, and xXx: Return of Xander Cage (2017), where he was a skilled sidekick to Vin Diesel. Both character inceptions are rooted in martial arts. Yen’s current trek is similar...

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CHINA: TRACKING THE CORRUPTION CRACKDOWN

YUNFEI SUO WRITES – The world needs to know that anti-corruption efforts are very high on the agenda of the Chinese government. The efficiency of the methods used has varied. The catalogue of China’s anti-corruption acts are primarily contained in the Anti-Unfair Competition Law and the Criminal Law. The intensity of corruption in China led to establishment of these acts (Wu 11-15). In this regard, the legal blueprints in both private and public sectors were established to curb corrupt practices. From this, the country established the ‘public [anti-corruption] act’, which focuses on criminalizing activities such as money laundering, bribery,...

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LOS ANGELES: PCI TO HONOR FORMER UN SECRETARY GENERAL AND EAST-WEST CENTER

Los Angeles – His Excellency Ban Ki-moon, UN Secretary General for the last ten years (2007-2016), and the esteemed East-West Center in Hawaii, founded in 1960, will be honored at the annual gala awards dinner of the Pacific Century Institute later this month in Los Angeles. Ban, who stepped down from the UN post after the maximum two terms on 31 December 2016, will accept the PCI 2017 Individual Building Bridges Award for his work in striving for peace in the current complex international environment, for persistently working to create a consensus for dramatic climate action, for creating the...

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HONG KONG: TRUMP COMES UP SHORT – FOR BETTER AND FOR WORSE

ON AMERICA’S INAUGURATION DAY, 20 JAN., THIS NEWS ANALYSIS BY LMU’S PROF TOM PLATE APPEARED IN THE SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST, FOR WHICH PLATE WRITES A REGULAR COLUMN ON SINO-US RELATIONS — Only a relatively few sprinkles fell on President Donald Trump’s inauguration parade. By contrast absolute doubt and worry descended in greater force, starting with the cloudy and overcast American capital city of Washington, then across the vast expanse of the North American continent, to all the way to San Francisco. Protests were held. Mostly untouched by the foul political weather was America’s mid-sector, often termed Middle America....

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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)

MANAGING EDITORS:
Mary Grace Costa
Kelcey Lorenzo

Website Editor:
Savannah Nunez

Associate Website Editor:
Peyton Cross

Assistant Managing Editor:
Sabrina Verduzco

Marketing Editor:
Adrian Narayan

Senior Writers [Beat]:
Katelynn Barkley [China]
Stella Cheng [China]
Alexis Cruz [Qatar]
Ryan Dao [Video]
Adrian Narayan [India]
Miranda Pak [Hong Kong]
Fassa Sar [Film]
Jay Seo [North & South Korea]
Lamiya Shabir [Pakistan & Islam]
Elizabeth Soelistio [Indonesia]
Yunfei Suo [China]
Erisa Takeda [Japan Politics]
Clementine Todorov [Bangladesh]
Katie Trinh [Vietnam]
Ryan Urban [Singapore]
Yi Ning Wong [Asia Culture]

Robert Dylan Fields
Ryan Lippert
James Royce [Australia]
Amber Vernetti

Curriculum Coordinator:
Nicholas Jones

Austin Zuckerman

Senior Researcher:
Clementine Todorov

Emeritus Associate Publishers:
Jeremiah Fajardo
Brian Chris Canave

Emeritus Executive Editor:
Lexie Tucker

Executive Senior Editor:
Ben Sullivan

Executive Assistant to the Founder:
Jay Seo

Founder & Editor-in-Chief:
Tom Plate

Interim Steering Committee:
Gene Park, Tom Plate, Jennifer Ramos, Kal Raustiala, Jeremiah Fajardo, Ben Sullivan, and Greg Treverton (On leave)