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Magazine N, December 2017

Magazine N, December 2017

Greetings for 6th anniversary of THE ASIAN from AJA family

Greetings for 6th anniversary of THE ASIAN from AJA family

ANNIVERSARY GREETINGS FROM NEELIMA MATHUR I joined AJA only in 2016 but it seems I have known the AJA family since forever. Such is the character of AJA pioneered by Sang-ki Lee, who carries its warmth with him continuously and tenaciously. Within a few years, the vision for an Asian identity in journalism is reflecting […]

Magazine N, November 2017

Magazine N, November 2017

The Asian Century – Key Issues

The Asian Century – Key Issues

  Towards the end of October, the rumblings of Asia were resounding worldwide. The new AJA motto, “New Asia, New Dynamics” is more than proving to be relevant. Xi Jinping’s name has been written into the Chinese constitution while he is still in power. It includes a reference to his “treatise” on Socialism with Chinese […]

Behavioural Economics

Behavioural Economics

The American behavioural economist Richard Thaler has deservedly won the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences this year. According to the Royal Swedish Academy, his work has “built a bridge between economics and psychological analysis of individual decision making”. Thaler’s work in the rapidly expanding field of behavioural economics and the “Nudge Theory” has been a matter […]

Western fast food loses glamour as consumption in China matures

Chinese people now prefer green, organic food to western fast food, a change of eating habits believed to be related to rising income and their pursuit for a healthier and better life. Thirty years ago, when KFC opened its first branch in Beijing, Chinese lined up to buy French fries and chicken, and they did […]

China speeds up its pace towards innovation-driven country

China speeds up its pace towards innovation-driven country

China is hastening its march towards an innovation-driven country, with a recent report placing it 17th out of 40 major countries on the innovation capability index. The Chinese Academy of Science and Technology for Development (CASTED)’s 2016-2017 national innovation index report shows that China tops the world in terms of filed applications for patents and […]

Commentary: Xi’s remarks a scientific judgement based on Chinese context

“As socialism with Chinese characteristics has entered a new era, the principal contradiction facing Chinese society has evolved. What China now faces is the contradiction between unbalanced and inadequate development and the people’s ever-growing needs for a better life,” General Secretary Xi Jinping stressed in his report to the 19th National Congress of Communist Party […]

Chinese smartphone brands capture 48 % of global market share

Chinese smartphone brands capture 48 % of global market share

Chinese smart phone brands captured 48 % of global market share in the second quarter of 2017, said a recent report issued by market research firm Counterpoint Research. According to the report, China’s Huawei has become the world’s third largest mobile phone vendor after Samsung and Apple. In addition, 7 out of the top 10 […]

Efforts to beautify China get thumbs up

Efforts to beautify China get thumbs up

Foreign journalists said they’ve witnessed China’s resolve and achievements in ecological construction during the 19 National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC). The country’s efforts to advance green development, solve environmental problems, protect the ecological system and reform environmental regulations have left a deep impression on them, they said. According to the report […]

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