Monthly Archives: September 2012

Hongkongers resist being “just another Chinese coastal city”

Fear and anger over Beijing’s political agenda for the former British colony have run high again, when Hongkongers took to the streets to protest the planned introduction of mainland-style patriotic education. Admittedly, the powerful pro-Beijing wing sacked its reform plans … Continue reading

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What makes up the prestige of a foreign brand in Asia?

In May 2012, Asia-Pacific branch of the British trade magazine Campaign and the global information and insights provider Nielsen released its Asia Top 1000 Brands report. It is based on a survey of 12 key regional markets and over 14 … Continue reading

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Witnessing the rise of a Southeast Asian titan

By Amandine Bruchet Of all the issues raised during Hillary Clinton’s Asia tour in early September of this year, the outcome that came into limelight is the Secretary of State’s recognition and acceptance of the Indonesian mediation in the South … Continue reading

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China, US tension: trade case against Washington

By Victoria Samatova On Monday Beijing filed a World Trade Organization case challenging the United States duties on 24 products. Based on the information provided by WTO representative those products include steel, tires, magnets, chemicals, kitchen appliances, wood flooring and wind … Continue reading

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China’s Anti-Japan Protests: Patriotism needs to face the economic reality

By Tiange Jia The Diaoyu/Senkaku Islands dispute between China and Japan has been heated discussed for months. Recently during two weeks, because of the 81st anniversary of the Japan invasion in the WWII on September 18, the anti-Japan protests flood … Continue reading

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U.S. Korea Free Trade Agreement – A success story?

By Sven Gorn Gangnam Style – A South Korean pop song released by July 15 2012 spread over the Pacific and reached the US in less than two weeks. Gangnam Style is a funny, catchy pop song including a very … Continue reading

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What is Korea’s national brand?

By Peter Petri We still have a month or so left to enter the Essay Contest on Korea’s National Image. The idea is to come up with a “national vision, image, brand or slogan” for the Republic of Korea. It … Continue reading

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