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Euphoria, optimism as Singapore celebrates 200th anniversary

Euphoria, optimism as Singapore celebrates 200th anniversary

Singapore: From a distance, you spot this eye-catching artistic display at an open ground of the Macpherson housing estate. Close-up and you see red, green and blue heart symbols painted over the white panels cardboards and featuring such words as love, family, strength, peace, and vision. The Garden of Hearts showpiece is one of about 200 […]

The root of the MagazineN is Asia Journalist Association (AJA)

The root of the MagazineN is Asia Journalist Association (AJA)

Monthly MagazineN marks the sixth anniversary in July number. Members of AJA(Asia Journalist Association) contribute articles to MagazineN. The motto of the magazine is ‘Inspiring Asia, Empowering People, Leading Change’. The first number was published in July 2013 and the 69 number was published including the special number and two bound volumes so far. The […]

Trump says he may speak to Kim in ‘different form’ on Asia trip

Trump says he may speak to Kim in ‘different form’ on Asia trip

U.S. President Donald Trump said Wednesday he will not be meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un on his trip to Asia this week but may speak to him “in a different form.” Trump made the remarks as he left the White House for Osaka, Japan, where he will attend the Group of 20 summit […]

5G subscribers in S. Korea top 1 mln as country expands coverage

5G subscribers in S. Korea top 1 mln as country expands coverage

The total number of people who have subscribed to 5G wireless networks in South Korea has topped the 1 million mark as the country steadily expands its coverage infrastructure, the government said Wednesday. Subscriber numbers reached the milestone on Monday, 69 days after Asia’s fourth-largest economy became the first country in the world to officially […]

Conference of Dialogue on Asian Civilizations to usher in new era for cultural diversity

Conference of Dialogue on Asian Civilizations to usher in new era for cultural diversity

The Conference of Dialogue on Asian Civilizations (CDAC) scheduled on May 15 in Beijing will usher in a new era in which the diversity of civilizations is appreciated. Chinese President Xi Jinping will deliver a keynote speech at the opening ceremony and attend related activities of the event which is themed with “exchanges and mutual […]

AIIB boosts common development of Asia, world

AIIB boosts common development of Asia, world

The China-sponsored Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) has approved $7.5 billion in loans to support infrastructure projects in 13 countries of six regions, including East Asia, Southeast Asia, South Asia, Central Asia, West Asia and Africa, driving almost $40 billion of capital into infrastructure projects over the past three years since its opening on Jan. […]

Introduction: Summitry in Asia

Introduction: Summitry in Asia

2018 in Asia could well be called The Year of the Summit, with the most dramatic centered on the Korean Peninsula: Kim Jong Un’s meetings with Xi Jinping, Moon Jae-in and Donald Trump. Casting our gaze more broadly, of course, we find that both bilateral and multilateral summitry is by no means limited to the […]

Talking at the Top: Past, Present and Future Summit Diplomacy in Asia

Talking at the Top: Past, Present and Future Summit Diplomacy in Asia

As the metaphor suggests, summitry sits at the pinnacle of international politics; indeed, the term was first introduced by none other than Winston Churchill.1Defined most broadly as face-to-face meetings of heads of state, summits have on occasion proven to be defining historical moments: Neville Chamberlain at Munich, John F. Kennedy and Nikita Khrushchev in Vienna, […]

2018 Top Asian News

2018 Top Asian News

Many things happened during 2018: power shifts, wars, terrorist attacks, new laws and new scientific discoveries. Among all those news, we selected the most significant ones. Here go the top ten Asian news of the current year.  Inter-Korean Dialogue and US-NK Talks – The international community opens the door to North Korea The NK-US summit in […]

Books to Read

Books to Read

Along with the last decade’s global trend of liberal retreat and authoritarian ascent, and as authoritarian states — China and Russia in particular — vigorously try to expand their influence across the globe, a new notion of “sharp power” has recently begun to attract attention. This refers to the ability to affect others to obtain […]

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