You know the French Paradox and how it confounds the experts. In its wake, nutrition researcher Walter Willet might be found weeping into a mug of safflower oil. But what about the Asian Paradox?
The Asian paradox. Rising wealth, lingering tensions. How effective are the current security structures in Asia to deal with the old and new challenges?
Jennifer Lee and Min Zhou provide a theoretically rich and empirically based answer to this question that goes beyond easy stereotypes of Tiger Moms and Confucian values. Their nuanced, convincing argument points to the selectivity of immigrants, the nature of the ethnic community and the reception of Asian Americans by others. Drawing from both sociology and psychology, this smart book should change the national understanding of this important group.
Yet the only issue in which anyone seems interested is whether or not Chinese President Xi Jinping and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will meet on the sidelines, and, if they do, whether a substantive discussion to ease bilateral tensions will take place. Given the recent deterioration of Sino-Japanese relations — a decline that accelerated inwhen Japan purchased the disputed Senkaku Islands Diaoyu Islands in Chinese from their private owner to prevent Japanese nationalists from taking control of them — the mere fact that Abe will attend the summit is a major step. A meeting between Abe and Xi — their first since either came to power — would offer concrete grounds for hope.
From the traumatic experience of two World Wars, European countries learned the lesson that military conflicts could cost millions of lives. Lest they repeat such mistakes, the leaders and peoples of Europe have pursued political reconciliation and economic interdependence, whilst institutionalizing regional cooperation. Such efforts eventually resulted in the establishment of the European Union, which has been touted as the global epitome of regional cooperation and integration.
Asia is undoubtedly one of the fastest growing regions for satellite communications. Raw market potential is massive combining poor terrestrial coverage, difficult geographies and buoying economies. Many players, both local and international, are looking to capture opportunities in the region as markets continue to be under-penetrated.
Jump to navigation. The R. South Koreans are finally beginning to earn some of the international respect they feel they deserve for their impressive economic and social accomplishments.
The Asian Paradox: What every Asian must know! Type 2 diabetes is among the fastest growing diseases in the world due to a combination of unfavorable changes in modifiable risk factors and a high genetic susceptibility in certain populations. With sky rocketing rates of obesity worldwide, the metabolic disorders that go hand in hand with obesity are rising proportionately with it.
Nearly one-third of Japan's foreign goods purchases in the first four months of this year came from China. During the same period, the two countries' bilateral merchandise trade rose 17 percent from the year earlier. And China holds the advantage.
It is a great pleasure to be in Seoul and a great honor to speak here at the first Forum of the Northeast Asia Peace and Cooperation Initiative. As you know, I served for three years as the U. During my time as Ambassador, Korea was just beginning to establish itself as a major actor on the international stage, and to help transform the ROK-U.