Author: Asia Media Staff

CHINA: NEW SCHOOL OF GLOBAL GOVERANCE

ASIA MEDIA INTERNATIONAL WRITES – China appears to be taking its new role in world affairs seriously, even in the field of professional higher education. Xinhua, China’s official news agency, reports that a new college to train professionals in the growing field of global governance. The School of Global Governance was inaugurated Sunday April 9 at Beijing Foreign Studies University (BFSU), aiming to train more multilingual professionals with global vision and cross-cultural communication proficiency. “Through innovative training models, the school is expected to cultivate talents who are proficient in international rules and at least two working languages of the...

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CHINA U.S. SUMMIT: THE ABSENCE OF SOLACE

AMI EDITOR IN CHIEF TOM PLATE WRITES – Mutual trust offers priceless value. In the second term of the Clinton presidency, during the reign of Jiang Zemin/Zhu Rongji, when both sides privileged economic engagement over geopolitical jiu-jitsu, the level of trust between the governments appeared on an uptick. When China entered the World Trade Organization – in 2001, just months into the George W. Bush administration – the Clintonites had reason to feel they’d made a bit of history. In fact the bilateral seemed headed in a pragmatic direction. There was, between the two, a quantum of solace. Some...

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MEDIA: ASIA MEDIA’S TREVERTON ON NORTH KOREA’S ‘RETALIATORY OPTIONS’ – IN TIME MAG

FORMER CHAIR OF US INTELLIGENCE COUNCIL GREG TREVERTON WRITES: More than one American President has been tempted by some form of preemptive attack on North Korea. However, the rub with preemption is that for the limited purpose of taking out the country’s nuclear program, it isn’t likely to work, and for the grander goal of decapitating the regime, success could create more problems than it solves. Military options against the North’s nuclear arsenal suffer from two problems: they might not succeed, and Pyongyang has devastating retaliatory options. Intelligence on the North’s nuclear program is pretty good but hardly perfect....

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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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