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Te-Ping Chen and Josh Chin July 27, 2017
China’s rise has been steady and fast since the country embraced trade and globalization in the 1980s. If the trajectory continues, China will soon surpass the United States in GDP and other areas. Chinese people have taken notice and take increasing pride in their country’s growth and strength, report Te-Ping Chen and Josh Chin for the Wall Street Journal. Surveys suggest that 80 percent of...
Kalundi Serumaga July 25, 2017
About 34 million people left Africa and became international migrants in 2015, more than 2 percent of the continent’s population and a slightly higher percentage than those migrating from Asia. Kalundi Serumaga, writing for NewAfrican, describes the many young Africans fleeing conflict and poverty, trying to enter Europe or arrange low-paying menial jobs in the Middle East. “Most of these youths...
AJ Dellinger July 18, 2017
Spam communications waste time and money and contribute to users’ disdain for new devices. A new study ranks countries by spam and finds that India, the United States and Brazil receive the highest amount of spam telephone calls. Users in India average more than 22 spam calls per month and those in Brazil and the United States average more than 20. The study was done by Truecaller which markets...
Cai Tongxu July 11, 2017
The Chinese are eager for television shows about China, and development of new content – reality shows, game shows, gossip shows and more – attracts millions of yuan in investments. “After years of being accused of ripping off foreign television hits, Chinese variety show producers have started scripting their own templates to feed the hunger for homegrown content,” reports Cai Tongxu for Caixin...
Scott Feinberg July 11, 2017
In June, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences released its annual list of filmmakers invited to join its ranks. Both this year and last year, the Academy selected invitees from more than one quarter of the world’s nations to help select award-winners. The organization’s increasingly international composition is “the biggest game changer represented by the new members,” asserts Scott...
Jung Min-kyung July 3, 2017
President of South Korea Moon Jae-in has been in office for two months and in terms of sports is fulfilling expectations to initiate a more cooperative tone in his country’s interactions with North Korea. Moon “wishes to restore inter-Korean dialogue through cross-border cooperation for the upcoming winter games,” reports Jung Min-kyung for the Korea Herald. The situation reflects a marked change...
Suisheng Zhao June 13, 2017
China is rising and its leaders vow this rise will be peaceful. A shared history can be a motivating force, binding citizens together. “Some leaders, though, selectively use historical memories to serve political and strategic objectives,” explains Suisheng Zhao, professor and director of the Center for China-US Cooperation at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies, University of Denver...

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