GONZALO REYES MONTANO WRITES – The United States is not the only country deeply concerned with the direction of China’s potential. Consider the substantially increased military spending plans proposed by the current government of the United Kingdom, based upon the fear of imminent danger posed by China. But what is…Full Article CHINA AND ITS NEIGHBORS: HOW ELSE MIGHT IT DECIDE TO STRIKE BACK?
CHINA-US RELATIONS: A THAW IN CHINA-US DIPLOMATIC RELATIONS? WE CAN ONLY HOPE
CLINICAL PROFESSOR TOM PLATE WRITES – An unexpected invitation came via email last week that will prove either of no more import than any of the other stuff in my inbox, or instead a tea leaf to be read and analysed with care and an open mind. It was an…Full Article CHINA-US RELATIONS: A THAW IN CHINA-US DIPLOMATIC RELATIONS? WE CAN ONLY HOPE
THE SOLOMON ISLANDS: PROTESTS ROCK THE PEACE
DMITRY KOLESNIKOV WRITES – The Solomon Islands are going through dark times as police recover three dead bodies. On November 26, 2021, three people were found dead after a series of anti-government protests, causing Australia to send its military to help the government maintain control of the city following the…Full Article THE SOLOMON ISLANDS: PROTESTS ROCK THE PEACE
AUSTRALIA: DOWN UNDER BASKETBALL RISES TO THE TOP OF INTERNATIONAL SPORTS
DEREK GARCIA WRITES — On August 8th this year, the Australian National Basketball team, nicknamed the Boomers, made history, winning its first medal at the Tokyo Olympics by beating Slovenia, 107-93, for a third-place bronze medal. Australia’s fantastic run in the Olympics may have felt like the opening of a…Full Article AUSTRALIA: DOWN UNDER BASKETBALL RISES TO THE TOP OF INTERNATIONAL SPORTS
SINGAPORE: PRIME MINISTERS LEE AND MORRISON HAVE A SERIOUS CHAT
AIDAN SMITH-FAGAN WRITES — Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison met with his Singaporean counterpart, Lee Hsien Loong, in Singapore on June 10- marking the sixth Australia-Singapore Leaders’ Meeting, an annual conference between the two countries – and the first in-person meeting between Lee and Morrison since pandemic travel restrictions began.…Full Article SINGAPORE: PRIME MINISTERS LEE AND MORRISON HAVE A SERIOUS CHAT
AUSTRALIA: A CORPORATE WATCHDOG INVESTIGATION UNLEASHES QUESTIONS AND A MYSTERIOUS DISAPPEARANCE
HEATHER CREAMER WRITES — Melissa Caddick, age 49, vanished from her luxury $6.1 million home in Dover Heights, a coastal suburb of Sydney, in New South Wales, Australia. Her disappearance occurred November 11, the day after corporate watchdog Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) executed a search warrant at her…Full Article AUSTRALIA: A CORPORATE WATCHDOG INVESTIGATION UNLEASHES QUESTIONS AND A MYSTERIOUS DISAPPEARANCE
AUSTRALIA: THE TECH TITANS ON TOP OF THE WORLD DO BATTLE WITH DOWN UNDER
DANICA CREAHAN WRITES – In response to Australia’s proposed legislation requiring both Facebook and Google to pay media companies for content that appears on their platforms, Facebook threatened to stop sharing local and international news in Australia. To be clear: The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has begun drafting a…Full Article AUSTRALIA: THE TECH TITANS ON TOP OF THE WORLD DO BATTLE WITH DOWN UNDER
AUSTRALIA: NAKED CAME THE PHILANTHROPIST!
ROSE RTEIMEH WRITES — A world in which it is possible to receive a naked picture of a well-known online model in exchange for a donation to charity is very 2020. Kaylen Ward, a 20-year-old influencer and online sex worker, started a fundraiser on Twitter for multiple Australian fire relief…Full Article AUSTRALIA: NAKED CAME THE PHILANTHROPIST!
MUSIC REVIEW: IS ‘JOJI’ ABOUT TO BECOME ‘FILTHY’ RICH?!!
JOSEPH LITTUA WRITES—Joji, a Japanese-Australian R&B singer, is not your classic success story. In fact, one might argue that he is not yet a star. But his transition from dark social commentary via his old Youtube Channel, TVFilthyFrank, to the music that he is known for today is somewhat astonishing.…Full Article MUSIC REVIEW: IS ‘JOJI’ ABOUT TO BECOME ‘FILTHY’ RICH?!!
AUSTRALIA AND CHINA: DESTINED TO FIGHT OVER THE ‘LITTLE CHILDREN’ OF THE SOUTH PACIFIC?
TOM PLATE WRITES — Australia has a China problem, and it’s not clear that anyone can help it out of the box it’s in. Yes, it’s a China box: The ground underneath the Asia-Pacific is starting to shake, and the incipient foreign-policy shakeout ‘Down Under’ may well tell those of…Full Article AUSTRALIA AND CHINA: DESTINED TO FIGHT OVER THE ‘LITTLE CHILDREN’ OF THE SOUTH PACIFIC?
Australia: First Down Under – The LEGACY Responsible Fashion Summit
ANTONIA HORLICK WRITES — At the beginning of March, Ndless: The New Normal, an ethical sourcing and sustainable supply chain fashion consultancy agency, hosted Australia’s first ‘sustainable” fashion summit: Legacy Responsible Fashion. This was done in partnership with The Australian Fashion Council and Fashion Revolution Australia. The Legacy summit included…Full Article Australia: First Down Under – The LEGACY Responsible Fashion Summit
SINGAPORE: EAST WEST CENTER MEDIA CONFERENCE OFFERS OPTIMISTIC VIEWS IN CONTRAST TO MEDIA’S GENERAL SKEPTICISM
Courtesy of the East West Center: From Singapore, 30 June 2018—From the Himalayas to the Korean DMZ to the South China Sea, the balance of power in Asia appears to be shifting. But beneath the rhetoric, have the fundamentals really changed? At this past week’s 2018 East-West Center International Media…Full Article SINGAPORE: EAST WEST CENTER MEDIA CONFERENCE OFFERS OPTIMISTIC VIEWS IN CONTRAST TO MEDIA’S GENERAL SKEPTICISM
AUSTRALIA: TANYA PLIBERSEK QUICK TO DEFEND JOURNALISTS UNDER FIRE
NINA YUSTIARTI WRITES – A prominent Australian female politician has come to the defense of two male journalists accused of chauvinism. Australia’s Deputy Labor Leader Tanya Plibersek had just finished a speech at the National Press Club of Australia earlier this month on efforts to close the country’s gender pay…Full Article AUSTRALIA: TANYA PLIBERSEK QUICK TO DEFEND JOURNALISTS UNDER FIRE
CHINA: KEVIN RUDD IN A WEST POINT SPEECH LAYS OUT THE COMPLEX FORMULA FOR PEACE
FORMER AUSTRALIAN PRIME MINISTER KEVIN RUDD — Over the span of history, this nation has grown from thirteen fissiparous colonies to become the most powerful nation on earth. And while the challenges have been many, you have preserved the flame of liberal democracy throughout the nation’s rise. When this nation…Full Article CHINA: KEVIN RUDD IN A WEST POINT SPEECH LAYS OUT THE COMPLEX FORMULA FOR PEACE
AUSTRALIA: JOURNALIST RICHARD McGREGOR WRITES OF “ASIA’S RECKONING” IN NEW BOOK
DYLAN RAMOS WRITES — North Korean missiles, awkward Trump handshakes and the ethnic cleansing of Rohingya may dominate today’s Asia headlines. But in his new book, “Asia’s Reckoning,” journalist Richard McGregor turns the spotlight to the more enduring, triangular relationship between the United States, China and Japan. To look forward,…Full Article AUSTRALIA: JOURNALIST RICHARD McGREGOR WRITES OF “ASIA’S RECKONING” IN NEW BOOK
AUSTRALIA: WHAT DO AMERICANS THINK?
Asia Media International Founder Tom Plate was interviewed Friday Nov, 4 by the Associated Press of Australia about the coming U.S. national elections Tuesday. The key question was, obviously, the probable effect of a Trump victory as compared to a Clinton victory. Said Plate, a columnist for the South China…Full Article AUSTRALIA: WHAT DO AMERICANS THINK?