Asia-Pacific Research

2020 May 25 - 2:03pm
Hell has, in its raging fires, ringside seats for those who like their spreadsheets.  The seating, already peopled by those from human resources, white collar criminals and accountants, becomes toastier for those who make errors with those spreadsheets.  Even in …
Tags: junktag (ignore)
2020 May 21 - 3:51pm
The Australian press and a chorus of the country’s politicians painted a misguided, blotched picture: the Scott Morrison government had achieved its goal of convincing members of the World Health Assembly that an investigation into the origins of COVID-19 was …
Tags: junktag (ignore), Australia, China, coronavirus inquiry, covid-19, United States
2020 May 20 - 8:41pm
It promised to be bruising to both dignity and wallet.  However brazen Australian politicians have been drumming up support for an international inquiry into the origins of the novel coronavirus, the first ones to be slapped in anger would have …
Tags: junktag (ignore), Australia, China, tariff, trade war
2020 Apr 22 - 9:18pm
After the warlord period of 15th century, Japan was united by a few families then by a shogun family.  The period is called Edo period.  They disarmed civilians and established a mild caste system.  The country was closed except for …
Tags: junktag (ignore), capitalism, Edo period, Japan, United States
2020 Apr 22 - 9:16pm
As we know that the world is in the grip of a raging coronavirus pandemic and uncertainty and fear are gripping everywhere. Amidst the widespread of Covid 19 when every country is taking steps to contain and trying to find …
Tags: junktag (ignore), coronavirus, covid-19, India, Indian Muslims, Islamophobia
2020 Apr 22 - 8:48pm
Vietnam – a developing country that has a large land border with China and a population of 97 million people – has not reported a single death from coronavirus. As of April 21, the country had reported 268 cases of …
Tags: junktag (ignore), coronavirus, covid-19, Vietnam
2020 Apr 17 - 2:45pm
Introduction The series of mass protests that have rocked Jakarta and other major urban centers in Indonesia in September and October of 2019 and the state’s repressive response to the protests are indicative of a worrying trend affecting Indonesian democracy.…
Tags: junktag (ignore), democracy, Indonesia, joko widodo, Prabowo Subianto
2020 Apr 2 - 8:18pm
One Strong Abe Shinzo has exercised extraordinary influence over the Japanese state. On 20 November 2019, as he passed his 2,587th day in office (over eight years) he became modern Japan’s longest-serving Prime Minister. But what are the sources of …
Tags: junktag (ignore), Ikkyo State, Japan, One-Strong state, shinzo abe
2020 Feb 7 - 8:33am
Later this month, India’s Supreme Court will hold a lengthy hearing on the commercialisation of genetically modified (GM) mustard, which would be the country’s first GM food crop. The court has asked the chair of the Technical Expert Committee to …
Tags: Agriculture, Bt Cotton, GMO, India, Indian agriculture
2020 Jan 30 - 1:41pm
Singapore, a small but well-armed island nation in Southeast Asia, with 72,000 troops in the army, was approved by the United States in early January 2020 to acquire 12 F-35Bs, along with necessary equipment such as spare engines, parts, electronics, …
Tags: China, Singapore, United States
2020 Jan 18 - 4:56am
A common claim is that genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are essential to agriculture if we are to feed an ever-growing global population. Supporters of genetically engineered (GE) crops argue that by increasing productivity and yields, this technology will also help …
Tags: Agriculture, GMO, India

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