East Asia

North Korea is suspending its nuclear and missile tests, but don’t get too excited

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North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has said he will suspend nuclear and missile tests beginning this weekend, and shut down the site where previous nuclear tests were conducted. He said he was satisfied with the progress North Korea made last year, developing a large nuclear warhead and missile capable of carrying it to the United Read More

South Korea is updating North Koreans via loudspeaker about the soldier who defected

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South Korea has long used loudspeakers along the North Korea border to deliver harsh words against the ruling regime in Pyongyang. Now it’s using them in a new way: to share updates on the soldier who recently made a daring defection to the South. South Korean military officials said yesterday (Nov. 26) that the updates Read More

East Asia is aging much faster than the rest of the world

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The median age in East Asia increased from 21 to 38 between 1975 to 2015—well above the global median age of 30. Published 22 mins ago  |  Photo by Reuters/Stringer 38 yo Median age in East Asia since 1975 38 yo East Asia is aging faster than the rest of the world as people have fewer Read More

One region is growing older a lot faster than anywhere else in the world

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As recently as 1975, the median person in East Asia was younger than the world as a whole. Now, the world’s median age is 30 and the median person in East Asia is 38, according to the latest data from the United Nations In other words, if the world is a millennial then East Asians Read More

Chanel showcased in China’s next fashion and tech capital—and no, it’s not Shanghai

8 months ago admin2 Comments Off on Chanel showcased in China’s next fashion and tech capital—and no, it’s not Shanghai
Chinese people have long known that Chengdu, the Sichuan province capital of 16 million, has what it takes to become an alpha city both at home and abroad. Now Chanel knows it, too. On Nov. 7, the French design house reprised its Cruise 2018 collection, originally shown in Paris, in Chengdu. Attended by high-profile guests Read More

Trump’s stop in South Korea is a reminder of how little control the nation has over its own fate

8 months ago admin2 Comments Off on Trump’s stop in South Korea is a reminder of how little control the nation has over its own fate
Imagine an agreement whereby, should a war break out, operational control of your country’s military would be assumed by another nation. That’s the deal that South Korea has with the United States in the event of a conflict with North Korea. The arrangement, which traces back to the Korean War in the early 1950s, was Read More