Monthly Archives: February 2010

Workshop on Media in Contemporary Chinese Politics: Does the Party Still Control the Message?

The Chinese government is still in control of their media by monitoring newspapers or broadcast news, one way or the other. It was a wonder how they actually manage to send out gong-an (公安局) officials just in time between near the break of dawn for newspaper delivery and waking hours to tear newspapers containing reports that were not favorable to the CCP. Under harsh circumstances for journalism, it is only natural that one gets curious about how serious media control is in China as of late.

Befriending India: The Next Economic Partner for South Korea and Japan

Prior to the reforms that the Indian government undertook in the early 1990s, India was known to the world as a country of abundant cultural heritage, but also a country in possession of the irrational caste system, with a vast majority of its citizens living in poverty. After almost two decades of economic and political transformation, India is taking the steps to reach out to its East Asian neighbors.