The statues of Kim Il Sung (left) and Kim Jong Il on Mansu Hill in Pyongyang by J.A. de Roo - Licensed under Creative Commons via Wikimedia Commons
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What Does North Korea Really Want Us?

The year 2016 kicked off with North Korea announcing it detonated a hydrogen bomb test. This time, Pyongyang has pushed world leaders like the US to introduce tougher sanctions to curtail the country’s nuclear capabilities. This is not the first time the evasive state has disobeyed international protocol, yet Pyongyang has …

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The Biggest Moments of 2015

2015 is almost coming to an end so let’s review what events have made international headlines. 7 January, Charlie Hebdo Shootings, Paris Gunmen stormed into the satirical magazine’s offices and murdered 10 journalists, and killed two policemen during their escape. The attacks were in response to the magazine’s latest depiction of …

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Myanmar elections shine new hopes for citizens

NLD supporters have flooded the capital city Yangon like a red sea as Myanmar holds its first elections in 25 years. The NLD, led by Nobel Peace Prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, is predicted to win the elections by a landslide. Burmese citizens have placed high hopes that their next …

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China-Taiwan talks – new hopes for reunification?

Leaders of China and Taiwan met for the first time since 1949 when the Kuomintang (KMT) government was driven out of the mainland by the Communists. This historical meeting marks a special occasion for the Chinese people as this could be a sign of stronger friendship and better prospects for …

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The South China Sea – What’s at stake?

Tensions in the South China Sea flare up as the US sent a guided-missile destroyer within 12 nautical miles of the man-made islands China had built in the disputed zone. Washington’s bold move is in response to Beijing’s growing assertiveness in claiming the Spratly Islands. As other smaller Asian countries …

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China should keep its promise to let Hong Kong become a democracy

It is been almost one year since Occupy Central shook Hong Kong and Beijing. Despite the movement’s failure, pro-democracy supporters vowed they will continue fight for universal suffrage. Occupy Central has also shown us the great divide between Hong Kong and China has existed before Occupy Central. Photo credit: pasuay …

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The Plight of the Rohingya Muslims: The World Turns a Blind Eye

Thousands of Rohingya Muslims have been trapped in the waters of Southeast Asia while the ASEAN nations, Malaysia, Thailand and Indonesia, debate on how to settle the mass influx of migrants trying to cross their borders. The United Nations say Rohingyas are one of the world’s most persecuted people, yet …

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China-India Trade Deals and Enduring Tensions

India’s Prime Minister Narenda Modi has just returned from a landmark visit to China where the two countries signed trade deals worth more than $22 billion. From a narrow perspective it seems that common prosperity brings the two rising powers together. However, in the grander scheme of things, trade deals are not …

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Asia’s Internet Transformation

The pace of technological innovation and the growth of Internet usage have a disruptive impact on how people around the world think and live. The International Telecommunication Union estimates that there are 2.5 billion Internet users today: 1.6 billion more than in 2004. And most of this growth comes from …

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