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(Area/Geography) China’s New Silk Road Vision: Lessons for India

(Area/Geography) China’s New Silk Road Vision: Lessons for India | North America, South America, and Asia | Scoop.it
Chinese diplomacy towards Central Asia has been effective. India should take note.
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(Area/Geography) Jared - China has rrecently planned on making a "new" Silk Road, one that travels from China to Europe. Although the plan is doing well, but problems between the Chinese and Pakistan inhabitants prevent the plan from reaching it's construction.

 

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(Social) China measures 'rural social harmony'

(Social) China measures 'rural social harmony' | North America, South America, and Asia | Scoop.it
China attempts to quantify how happy people living in the countryside are by releasing a "rural social harmony index".
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(Social) Jared - In China, officials have tried to calculate the happiness of the rural areas far from those complex cities. According to the overall results of 59.25 out of 100, still, even though below 70, the people are still happy. Some areas scored from high to low, from 83 to 50.

 

EQ: Why do you think China did this? Do you think they were trying to see if people outside of a technology based life are just as happy as those who are?      

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[Economic] U.S. economic and political stature in Asia don’t come cheap

[Economic] U.S. economic and political stature in Asia don’t come cheap | North America, South America, and Asia | Scoop.it
Asia is a model for U.S. involvement in the world.
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[Economic] Kendrick - America and Asia are working together in economics. They are sending military troops to each other and spending money on each other. They are also negotiating with countries like South Korea and Japan.

 

EQ: Would you trust Asia when it comes to economics?

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Intellectual/Arts - (South America) South American Art

Intellectual/Arts - (South America) South American Art | North America, South America, and Asia | Scoop.it
Get the information on Art And Culture. Here you can get all the information in detail. Mapsofworld is providing the complete information of South America.
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Intellectual/Arts - This article explains where South American art origins and what is it like today. After reading this article, readers should know where South American art originated and how.

 

EQ: How did South American art slowly advance as time continued?

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Andrew and Tom's curator insight, March 11, 2014 11:49 AM

Intellectual, all the info on S. American culture 

Geography Jordan & Danielle's curator insight, March 12, 2014 1:41 PM

ARTS . south America is big in culture and arts

Ali and bradyn's curator insight, March 12, 2014 9:37 PM

this is a intellectual(art) article. this article shows how art is shaped largely by Spanish, Portuguese and French baroque painting. also south american art  can be traced back to the natives of South America-the Incas who were the first to introduce native South American art .by ali

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Religion - (South America) Women Demonstrate Worldwide Calling for End to Violence, Abuse - NBC News

Religion - (South America) Women Demonstrate Worldwide Calling for End to Violence, Abuse - NBC News | North America, South America, and Asia | Scoop.it
Women around the world led demonstrations in major cities Saturday in support of International Women's Day — showing solidarity against violence and female o...
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Religion - South America - Kendrick - Women have gathered up from West Africa to South America to show solidarity against violence and abuse, using religion to help support their arguments.

 

What you should know: South America is using religion to fight for freedom.

 

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Politics (South America) Argentina Oil’s Bonanza Helping Too Few Led by Political Friends

Politics (South America) Argentina Oil’s Bonanza Helping Too Few Led by Political Friends | North America, South America, and Asia | Scoop.it
Explosions tear through the Vaca Muerta shale oil deposit, 3,100 meters beneath the desert in western Argentina, cracking open underground rock formations.
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Politics - South America - Kendrick - As explosions go through the Vaca Muerta shale oil deposit, most of the profits and oil are being distributed to political figures.

 

What you should know: Political figures are strong in South America.

 

EQ: What do you think the result of this event will be?

 

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Kiann and Kenneth's curator insight, March 11, 2014 1:41 PM

Deals with South America's problem with oil?

 

Ally Clark/Mayse Thao's curator insight, March 12, 2014 11:49 AM

South America political

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Politics:  As explosions go through the Vaca Muerta shale oil deposit, most of the profits and oil are being distributed to political figures.

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Mexico Ranks 3rd Worldwide in the Number of Followers on Social Networks

Mexico Ranks 3rd Worldwide in the Number of Followers on Social Networks | North America, South America, and Asia | Scoop.it
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SOCIAL- Mexico has been recieving positive feedback on multiple social networks such as Facebook. Mexico's tourism has increased, which leads to more economic gain. After reading this article, readers should know how social networks have effect Mexico's economy.  How does social networks effect a country's tourism? Why?

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Study: American Jobs Moving Out of Cities, Into Suburbs

Study: American Jobs Moving Out of Cities, Into Suburbs | North America, South America, and Asia | Scoop.it
A new report finds that 'central business districts' are no longer so central.
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AREA/GEOGRAPHY - We scooped this article because the article explains how jobs in the USA are being pushed out of big cities and into rural areas or oversea locations. The article says "As of 2010, 43 percent of jobs were moved 10 or more miles away from cities' central business districts, compared to the 23 percent of jobs that were within three miles." These outward-moving jobs are spreading mainly in the southern part of America, but it is happening everywhere. After reading this article, the reader should know that jobs across the USA are moving to less desirable locations. How might this effect American workers?

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John F. Kennedy assassination’s 50th anniversary marked nationwide as Obama says the late president 'moved people in a way that still resonates with us today'

John F. Kennedy assassination’s 50th anniversary marked nationwide as Obama says the late president 'moved people in a way that still resonates with us today' | North America, South America, and Asia | Scoop.it
The 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy was marked Friday with somber and mostly subdued remembrances.
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POLITICAL - We chose this article because the article marked the 50th anniversary of John F. Kennedy, a former president of the United States, being assassinated. After reading this article, readers should know about how people are reacting and what Barack Obama thinks about this. Do you think that John F. Kennedy's assassination was important? Why?

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(Intellectual/Arts) A New Wave for Japanese Art

(Intellectual/Arts) A New Wave for Japanese Art | North America, South America, and Asia | Scoop.it
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(Intellectual/Art) Jared - Japan's artists have always gone toward a more "Western" look in their paintings and art. Now it seems that Japan has started to move toward it's own kind of style, similar to drawings in anime and comics.

 

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[Religion] Japan’s Religious Ambivalence: The Shaping and Dismantling of a National Polity

[Religion] Japan’s Religious Ambivalence: The Shaping and Dismantling of a National Polity | North America, South America, and Asia | Scoop.it
Religion is often regarded as playing a comparatively minor role in Japanese society, but is this really true? Religious scholar Shimazono Susumu examines the historical evolution of religion as a social force in Japan.
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[Religion] Kendrick - Buddhism has entered Japan in the sixth century. Japan's religion has remained the same for many years and is still going for years to come. People have the same traditions and go to shrines at times. People go to festivals and wear traditional attire.

 

EQ: Would you rather celebrate your religion in the US or Japan?

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[Political] - TOKYO: World War II complicates Obama’s trip to Asia - Politics Wires - MiamiHerald.com

[Political] - TOKYO: World War II complicates Obama’s trip to Asia - Politics Wires - MiamiHerald.com | North America, South America, and Asia | Scoop.it

tical] Seven decades after it ended, World War II still cuts through the conscience and politics of Asia.

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[Political] Kendrick - Although World War II has ended 70~ years ago, many American trips to Asia have been difficult. Obama, for example, has complications traveling to China. Justin Bieber has also created a virtual flame war from posting a picture of himself at the shrine.

 

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Geography - (South America) Peaceful bumblebee becomes invasive

Geography - (South America) Peaceful bumblebee becomes invasive | North America, South America, and Asia | Scoop.it
European bumblebees were introduced into Chile as pollinators. However, these socially living insects have since spread across the southern part of South America -- very much to the detriment of native species.
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Geography - In this article, it explains how a bumblebee experiment to produce bumblebees that will help with fruit and vegetable crops, but ended up failing. The bumblebees started to escape, creating a breed that meant disaster for other bees. Readers should know why this new man-made breed of bumblebee might cause issues for other bee species.

 

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Social - (South America) Brazil revellers celebrate the first day of carnival - Telegraph

Social - (South America) Brazil revellers celebrate the first day of carnival - Telegraph | North America, South America, and Asia | Scoop.it
Hundreds of revellers from around the world dressed up as Carmelite nuns to celebrate the first day of Carnival in Rio de Janeiro
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Social - Rio de Janiero is celebrating it's first day of the widely popular event, Carnival. Decorated costumes and brilliant dancers fill the streets during the celebration. Hundreds of tourists attend to see the action live. Readers should know what Carnival is about after reading this article.

 

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Economic (South America) - South America's first Apple store opens in Rio

Economic (South America) - South America's first Apple store opens in Rio | North America, South America, and Asia | Scoop.it
Some 1,700 impatient shoppers lined up for hours Saturday for the grand opening of Apple's store in Rio de Janeiro -- the first official outpost in South America.
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Economic - South America - Kendrick - In this article, over 1000 shoppers have lined up for the first Apple shop opened in Rio de Janeiro. Prices are high due to high import prices in South America.

 

What you should know: South America is advancing their culture in economy and technology.

 

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Stan Douglas & NFB in Production on New 3-D Art App - Canadian Art

Stan Douglas & NFB in Production on New 3-D Art App - Canadian Art | North America, South America, and Asia | Scoop.it
App titled Circa 1948 promises to take users into class and racial tensions in Vancouver just after the Second World War.
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INTELLECTUAL/ARTS - The Canadian artist Stan Douglas and NFB producer Loc Dao have discussed about releasing a 3-D art app for the iPad and iPhone that is planned to be released in spring 2014. The project for the app is titled Circa 1948 and will be like a story by taking users to Vancouver after WWII. After the article, readers should know how the app works. How might this 3-D art app effect the future artists in Canada and America? 

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Mexico’s culture, religion cause divide on GM corn - The Western Producer

MEXICO CITY, Mexico (Reuters) — After pioneering the cultivation of corn thousands of years ago, Mexico must overcome the weight of history if it is […]
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RELIGION - We scooped this article because it demonstrates the impact of religion on Mexico. After reading this article, readers should know how the religion is causing debate between GM corn and how much of it should be considered "acceptable" to grow. Which side would you take on this argument and why?

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Canada-European Union Free Trade Agreement (CETA): A ...

Canada-European Union Free Trade Agreement (CETA): A ... | North America, South America, and Asia | Scoop.it
This is of more than academic concern right now as the Harper Conservative government will eventually unveil the full details of the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA).
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ECONOMIC - We scooped this article because it describes the upcoming Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) and its effects to Canada to Europe. It will cause drug prices to go up $850 million a year and major changes to the economical section of Canada and Europe. After reading this article, readers should know that a new trade agreement is in its finalizing stages, but it is causing problems for Canadians. How does the CETA affect Europe and Canada?

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