TOM PLATE WRITES — Power is not always angelic. When the power to do something exists, it often gathers like a storm, ready to be unleashed. Power is also agnostic; it can be used for evil as well as for good. One thing is for certain. Without concentrations of power, not…Full Article POWER GAME: UKRAINE’S FATE WILL BE SHAPED BY DECISIONS FROM RUSSIA, CHINA AND AMERICA
MINGYI LI WRITES–The CFO of Huawei, Mengwan Zhou, was arrested by Canadian officials on December 1st, 2018, for allegedly covering up violations of sanctions for Iran. Now she is facing extradition to the US. Her arrest has drawn sharp criticism, mainly from skeptics of US motivations. Are these fair criticisms?…Full Article CHINA: Does Chinese Tech Giant Huawei Have a Future
ANTONIA HORLICK WRITES– Alexander Wang, one of the most notable fashion designers of the twenty-first century, showcases his Taiwanese roots in his unique Spring 2019 show that makes a political statement about immigration. The collection, named “Immigrant Americana,” is a form of commentary on the current anti-immigrant climate sweeping the…Full Article FASHION: Alexander Wang’s Collection “Immigrant Americana” is the Fashion Hero We Needed
CONOR FAIRTLOUGH WRITES — Felix Kjellberg, more commonly known by his youtube name “Pewdiepie,” has sat atop the most subscribed Youtube Channel since 2013. His is, in fact, the world’s most watched channel. With over 60 billion views, Kjellberg’s channel had, as of February, over 83 million subscribers. However, a new…Full Article Media: The Account set to dethrone the King of Youtube, is someone you have never heard of
KAISARA WALTON WRITES — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s visit to China some six weeks ago certainly set a positive tone internationally. At the same time, though, it marked China’s continual growth on the world stage. That’s good for Japan, and China, perhaps. But shouldn’t the United States be concerned?…Full Article JAPAN: Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s Visit to China – A Foreshadowing of the Future
CJ STONE WRITES – In the aftermath of the Las Vegas mass shooting that left more than 50 people dea, a debate is underway over why such acts continue to occur. In the process, “the media” is being singled out by some for, if not causing the problem, at least…Full Article JAPAN: MEDIA TO BLAME FOR MASS SHOOTINGS? JAPAN SAYS NO!
NICK ARMER WRITES – U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry announced earlier this week that the U.S. strategy to defeat the Islamic State is “working”. It is hard to imagine how funding the organization’s expansion into Iran and Pakistan is helping to achieve national goals. Unfortunately, the American campaign to…Full Article IRAN and US: Helping or Hurting?
BEN SULLIVAN WRITES – U.S. journalists in China have long griped that the government picks on them. Specifically, they say, China retaliates against unfavorable coverage by withholding visas and access to top officials, barring reporters from important events, and even blocking the China editions of their employers’ web sites. The…Full Article ‘Smokin’ Joe’ Jabs at China Treatment of U.S. Newsies
The East-West Center has announced it is now accepting applications for the 2014 Pakistan-United States Journalists Exchange, March 30-April 19, 2014. This program, now in its fourth year, is designed to increase and deepen public understanding of the two countries and their important relationship, one that is crucial to regional…Full Article HONOLULU: East-West Center Announces Pakistan US Journalist Exchange
YVONNE EPPS WRITES – The United States prides itself on being “number one” in most areas, but it seems that social culture is its main point of interest to outsiders nowadays. A quick search on the Vietnamese language version of ThanhNien News Network reveals that American social reporting seems to…Full Article VIETNAM: American Reporting Trivial to Vietnamese Readers
Who knew that Do-Re-Mi could spell Do-Re-Banned? Two Vietnamese singers in the US have been banned from performing in Vietnam, accused of opposing the mother country with slanderous lyrics. Thanh Tuyen and Tuan Vu, along with a handful of others, were charged with slander for their performances on the latest…Full Article VIETNAM: The Overseas Slander Musical