Tag Archives: Asia

China’s Defense Budget Increases by 10.7% for 2013

China is to increase its defense budget by 10.7 per cent this year. The rise continues a trend of double-digit hikes over the last 20 years. The authorities said military spending will reach 90 billion euros for 2013. Despite the huge cash … Continue reading

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MAP: The Island of Singapore

Officially the Republic of Singapore, this Southeast Asian island city-state off the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula is located 137 kilometers (85 mi) north of the equator. An island country made up of 63 islands, it is separated from Malaysia by … Continue reading

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Large Sinkhole Swallows 3 Story Building in South China

Sinkhole swallows buildings in Guangzhou A large sinkhole has appeared next to the construction site of an underground rail station in Guangzhou, Southern China. The hole appeared in the ground next to the boundary of the construction site on the … Continue reading

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An Awkward Embrace: The United States and China in the 21st Century

In “Awkward Embrace,” Phillip Swagel applies his experience at the Treasury Department to show the reader why America’s economic relationship with China has been a beneficial one and details what needs to happen for this trend to continue. Daniel Blumenthal, … Continue reading

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Singapore has the highest proportion of millionaires in 2012

Singapore has the highest proportion of millionaires in the world; 17% of all households in the Asian city-state have wealth of over $1 million. By comparison, 4.3% of households in the United States had wealth of over $1 million, which … Continue reading

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NEW US Dilemma Develops in the South China Sea

WASHINGTON – China has heightened tensions in the South China Sea with its new, remote island city and planned military garrison in a contested area viewed as a potential flashpoint for conflict in the Asia-Pacific. How might the United States … Continue reading

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VIDEO REPORT: China’s Economic Weakness Revealed

China’s Economic Weakness Revealed Vice President of Strategic Analysis Rodger Baker explains how Europe’s debt crisis exposed the vulnerabilities inherent in the Chinese economic model. The Chinese continue to watch the way in which the Europeans are trying to deal … Continue reading

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Architect wins 2011 Design Award for Developing these Luxurious Suites w/ Integrated Home/Office Lifestyle Pads

Pan Pacific Serviced Suites  Singapore, Singapore Prepare to be impressed. This new residential project located in the heart of Singapore’s capital boasts these highly unique live & work spaces that are spatially customizable, allowing its users to enjoy each suite as … Continue reading

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VIDEO REPORT & INFO-GRAPHIC: A M1A1 Abrams tank opens fire in Iraq

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The TOP 10 Military Spenders in 2010

Continuing downfalls or slower increases in economic activity in the world today represent a delayed reaction to the global financial and economic crisis that broke in 2008. In Europe, governments began to address soaring budget deficits, having previously enacted stimulus packages in … Continue reading

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