Noticeable omissions in ASEAN human rights

An excerpt from my wrap-up post from the 21st ASEAN Summit on investvine. Arriving back in Bangkok after covering the 21stASEAN Summit and East Asia Summit in Phnom Penh for four days, I am left pondering some of the more overlooked outcomes of the international event in which media has by and large used to …

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Why support Taiwan? The heartbeat of free markets is one reason

During a recent jaunt to Taiwan, I found myself waking up to the busy sounds of a day market in Nanshijiao, Taipei. The combined cacophony of chattering neighbors, honking motorbikes and not-so-delicate pounds of metal on pig flesh were to be my alarm clock for the duration of the stay. While Taiwan is known for …

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How to interpret both sides of the looming US-China trade war

          Is China weighing down its currency?/ Source - gulfnews.com Beijing and Washington, ever the odd couple, just can't seem to bring their mismatched, yet inextricably linked, relationship to a calm accord. Without proper mediation, the story of this duo could get kooky real soon. --- The US has long debated that China's currency, the …

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Magic Kingdom Needs More than Allure to Win Mainland

Disney is making headlines these days with the recent ground breaking of Shanghai Disneyland in Pudong. The iconic brand has actually been visibly seeding interest since '08 when the first Disney English school opened in Shanghai. Their glossy form of "edutainment" has done a formidable job of exposing all things Disney to the mainland, but how  Mickey …

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Talkin’ California-style Pizza on the Bund

Larry Flax, the co-founder of California Pizza Kitchen (CPK), paid a visit to Shanghai earlier this month to open up his first company-owned restaurant in mainland China. I met with him at the Peninsula Hotel on the Bund (where I swear even the air smells expensive) for CNNGo (click here to read the post) to discuss …

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