Monthly Archives: November 2012

“Hallyu” – an Unstoppable Influence in Asia?

By Yu-Shan Wu Hallyu, or Korean Wave, 한류, is the growing aspiration to know more about Korean culture. The term was originated in mid 1999 by Beijing journalists surprised at the fast growing popularity of Korean entertainment and culture in China. The … Continue reading

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The Survival Odyssey of a Chinese FMCG Brand

By Miaomiao HUANG As the heat of Black Friday and Cyber Monday revive retailing from the lackluster sales in the US consuming market, American Asians are consistently contributing their every effort to save the plummet of the American Brands by … Continue reading

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Women Leaders in Asia

By Dana Sher In the Western world we see more and more women filling senior positions. Sure, it is not perfect and the glass ceiling is not behind us yet, however one can definitely say this ship is going in … Continue reading

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An Equal Right to Inequality in China

An Equal Right to Inequality in China By Khalid Umar As China completes once-in-decade leadership transition the new leadership faces uphill task to narrow yawning income gap that carries immense potential to destabilize hard-earned economic growth and disrupt already fragile … Continue reading

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China-US Relations: New relationship after the big elections?

By Tiange Jia http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0212/72807.html Last week, China and the US both fill out the roster of officials. As the two most influential countries in the world economy, there’s no doubt that the climate of the relationship between the two countries … Continue reading

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Will Thailand join the TPP?

By Peter A. Petri [from CNN blog] Thailand will undoubtedly welcome President Barack Obama warmly this weekend, and is expected to announce its interest in pursuing membership in the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement. This is an important milestone: it boosts … Continue reading

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“The only place where a rich banker feels extremely poor is Hong Kong”

by Florian Spinell The People’s Republic of China has just “elected” its new leadership. For many years, China has adhered to the slogan: “Let some get rich first.” This has led to an ever-increasing social and economic inequality in the … Continue reading

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