Author: Asia Media Staff

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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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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ASIA IN L.A.: IMPORTANT COMING EVENTS

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