Global Studies - Asia Pacific
244 views | +0 today
Follow
Global Studies - Asia Pacific
Articles, Resources, and Current News from the Asia Pacific Region
Curated by Kumu Aina
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by Kumu Aina
Scoop.it!

War means 'killing small children' - CNN Video

War means 'killing small children' - CNN Video | Global Studies - Asia Pacific | Scoop.it
Children in besieged Aleppo attend a school held at a secret location, inside a house. Their teacher's previous school was bombed five times, but still more children want to attend than can fit inside the new location.
Kumu Aina's insight:

"I believe the children are our future, teach them well and let them lead the way, show them all the beauty they possess inside, give them a sense of pride, to make it easier.  Let the childrenʻs laughter, remind us how it used to be."  I hope for peace and prosperity for the children and families of Syria.  When the little boy reads the sentence in English, it was moving because what I saw was not a little boy simply reading, but rather an act of resistance, even in a small way, against an oppressive "regime" that does not value them and their humanity.  How does this make you feel?  As a student?  As a Hawaiian?  As an American? As a human being?  Makes me want to do something to make a difference, even if itʻs simply raising awareness and bringing these stories into the light. "Let there be peace on Earth, and let it begin with me."

more...
pete magner's curator insight, August 9, 2015 7:10 AM

"I believe the children are our future, teach them well and let them lead the way, show them all the beauty they possess inside, give them a sense of pride, to make it easier.  Let the childrenʻs laughter, remind us how it used to be."  I hope for peace and prosperity for the children and families of Syria.  When the little boy reads the sentence in English, it was moving because what I saw was not a little boy simply reading, but rather an act of resistance, even in a small way, against an oppressive "regime" that does not value them and their humanity.  How does this make you feel?  As a student?  As a Hawaiian?  As an American? As a human being?  Makes me want to do something to make a difference, even if itʻs simply raising awareness and bringing these stories into the light. "Let there be peace on Earth, and let it begin with me."

Scooped by Kumu Aina
Scoop.it!

How Big is China?

How Big is China? | Global Studies - Asia Pacific | Scoop.it
Watch the video How Big is China? on Yahoo News. China is the most populous country in the world, with over 1.3 billion people – more than four times the population of the USA. But population is just one way to measure China’s massive size.
Kumu Aina's insight:

very very big

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Kumu Aina
Scoop.it!

No Pacific trade pact this year, ministers to try again next month

No Pacific trade pact this year, ministers to try again next month | Global Studies - Asia Pacific | Scoop.it
SINGAPORE (Reuters) - An ambitious trade pact between a dozen countries around the Pacific Rim will not be finalized this year as hoped, with no agreement on thorny issues like intellectual property, agricultural...
Kumu Aina's insight:

Oh, the ever elusive Trans-Pacfic Partnership Agreement... 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Kumu Aina
Scoop.it!

Chinese media calls Apple arrogant, Cook issues apology

Chinese media calls Apple arrogant, Cook issues apology | Global Studies - Asia Pacific | Scoop.it
Apple's CEO Tim Cook apologized to the Chinese government after the company was criticized for the warranties on its products sold in China. CBS News' Holly Williams reports.
Kumu Aina's insight:

China calling the kettle black!  Now, Chinese customers get a better warranty than US customers. 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Kumu Aina
Scoop.it!

China one-child policy leads to forced abortions, mothers' deaths

China one-child policy leads to forced abortions, mothers' deaths | Global Studies - Asia Pacific | Scoop.it
LIJIN China — Six months pregnant , 38-year-old Ma Jihong was healthy and fit, her body toned from working in the cotton fields.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Kumu Aina
Scoop.it!

Burger King eyes China expansion - Reuters

Burger King eyes China expansion - Reuters | Global Studies - Asia Pacific | Scoop.it
BBC NewsBurger King eyes China expansionReutersJoint venture deal plans 1000 restaurants in coming years* Deal gives partners exclusive rights to expand in ChinaJune 15 (Reuters) - Burger King Worldwide ...Burger King to Open 1000 Stores in ChinaBusinessweekBurger...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Kumu Aina
Scoop.it!

Japan tsunami debris spreading across Pacific

Japan tsunami debris spreading across Pacific | Global Studies - Asia Pacific | Scoop.it
Lumber, boats and other debris ripped from Japanese coastal towns by tsunamis last year have spread across some 3,000 miles (4,828 kilometers) of the northern Pacific, where they could wash ashore on the U.S.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Kumu Aina
Scoop.it!

China to soften its one-child policy slogans, but not the law itself

China to soften its one-child policy slogans, but not the law itself | Global Studies - Asia Pacific | Scoop.it
The Chinese government isn't getting rid of its one-child policy currently in place. It's just making it sound better.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Kumu Aina
Scoop.it!

Chinese Soy Ceremony in Iowa - Farm Futures

Chinese Soy Ceremony in Iowa - Farm Futures | Global Studies - Asia Pacific | Scoop.it
Contracts to purchase more than eight million tons of soybeans were signed.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Kumu Aina
Scoop.it!

China Signs $4.3 Billion of Soybean-Buying Deals With U.S. - Businessweek

China Signs $4.3 Billion of Soybean-Buying Deals With U.S. - Businessweek | Global Studies - Asia Pacific | Scoop.it
China, the world’s biggest soybean importer and consumer, signed agreements in Iowa to purchase 8.62 million metric tons of the oilseed from U.S. suppliers in a deal valued at $4.3 billion.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Kumu Aina
Scoop.it!

How Much Would the iPad 2 Cost If It Were Made in the U.S.? About $1,140

How Much Would the iPad 2 Cost If It Were Made in the U.S.? About $1,140 | Global Studies - Asia Pacific | Scoop.it
Apple has contracted to make its iPad 2s in China, where the typical worker makes a hardy $185 a…...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Kumu Aina
Scoop.it!

China's unwanted babies once mostly girls, now mostly sick, disabled

China's unwanted babies once mostly girls, now mostly sick, disabled | Global Studies - Asia Pacific | Scoop.it
By Li Hui and Ben Blanchard TIANJIN, China (Reuters) - Fangfang was just a few days old when she was abandoned on a near freezing New Year's Day in north China. "They will only provide more accurate numbers." Welfare experts and officials note that China has various charity funds and government health insurance schemes to help the sick and disabled.
Kumu Aina's insight:

I canʻt imagine living in a society where mothers feel compelled to abandon their children because of their countryʻ social policies and practices.  My thoughts and prayers go out to these mothers, and their children, for I strongly believe that a motherʻs love for her child is the strongest bond there is among humanity.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Kumu Aina
Scoop.it!

On Human Rights Day, I'll be thinking of my father in a Chinese prison

On Human Rights Day, I'll be thinking of my father in a Chinese prison | Global Studies - Asia Pacific | Scoop.it
Ti-Anna Wang: My father is serving a life sentence for pro-democracy activism. He'd see little optimism in China's admission to the UNHRC
Kumu Aina's insight:

Today is Universal Human Rights Day, celebrating the UNʻs adoption of the Universal Declaration on Human Rights 65 years ago in 1948.  I hope one day, like Mr. Mandela, Mr. Wang is released from prison and rises to be a symbol of freedom for his people.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Kumu Aina
Scoop.it!

Chinese government tries to spin smog as a healthy benefit, and aid to national defense

Chinese government tries to spin smog as a healthy benefit, and aid to national defense | Global Studies - Asia Pacific | Scoop.it
Chinese media undertakes an unusual approach: defending smog as a benefit.
Kumu Aina's insight:

Healthy smog??? How naive does the government think its people are!

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Kumu Aina
Scoop.it!

China Has a Way Better iPhone Warranty Than America to Go with Its Apology from Apple

China Has a Way Better iPhone Warranty Than America to Go with Its Apology from Apple | Global Studies - Asia Pacific | Scoop.it
After weeks of anti-Apple rhetoric from China's state run media outlets complaining about iPhone customer service standards, Apple CEO Tim Cook has not only written a formal apology but even gone so far as to change the Chinese iPhone warranty...
Kumu Aina's insight:

And here are the specifics...

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Kumu Aina
Scoop.it!

US believes Russia has ship with weapons, troops en route to Syria - CNN (blog)

US believes Russia has ship with weapons, troops en route to Syria - CNN (blog) | Global Studies - Asia Pacific | Scoop.it
US believes Russia has ship with weapons, troops en route to SyriaCNN (blog)By Barbara Starr, with reporting from Jill Dougherty The United States says it is tracking a Russian military cargo ship as it makes its way to Syria carrying ...and more »...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Kumu Aina
Scoop.it!

Apple’s Sweatshop Problem: 16 Hour Days, ~70 Cents An Hour

Apple’s Sweatshop Problem: 16 Hour Days, ~70 Cents An Hour | Global Studies - Asia Pacific | Scoop.it
We love our iPhones and iPads. We love the prices of our iPhones and iPads. We love the super-high profit margins of Apple, Inc., the maker of our iPhones and iPads.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Kumu Aina
Scoop.it!

U.S. announces diplomatic breakthrough with North Korea

U.S. announces diplomatic breakthrough with North Korea | Global Studies - Asia Pacific | Scoop.it
The United States announced a diplomatic breakthrough with North Korea Wednesday.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Kumu Aina
Scoop.it!

Chinese Architect Wang Shu Wins The Pritzker Prize : NPR

Chinese Architect Wang Shu Wins The Pritzker Prize : NPR | Global Studies - Asia Pacific | Scoop.it
For the first time, the Pritzker Prize has been awarded to an architect based in China. Wang Shu, 49, is interested in preservation, working slowly and tradition — ideals that are often at odds with today's booming China.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Kumu Aina
Scoop.it!

UPDATE 3-China signs deals for record 13.4 mln T US soy

UPDATE 3-China signs deals for record 13.4 mln T US soy | Global Studies - Asia Pacific | Scoop.it
* Delegation signs record-large US soy purchase agreement * Sales of 2.92 mln tonnes confirmed after signings in Iowa * Sale comes while Chinese vice president tours U.S.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Kumu Aina
Scoop.it!

Why isn't the iPhone made in America?

Why isn't the iPhone made in America? | Global Studies - Asia Pacific | Scoop.it

Great article exploring the origins of iPhone parts - most come from Asia, not China, but final assembly is in China.  China is exploited simply for its cheap labor, not for its technologically advanced manufacturing proccesses and products.  Those come from Japan and Taiwan.

more...
No comment yet.