WHOSE OX IS GORED? “Overall, whose ox is gored?” is the main question Professor Gregory Noble raised during his comments in the Social Science Dissertation Workshop last week which was held at the Institute of Social Science, the University of Tokyo (we also call it Shaken Seminar). “It all depends on whose ox is being gored” [...]
At a recent policy paper presentation and publication event held at the Korea Economic Institute of America (see the video recording of the conference here) in Washington, D.C., the comments on capital use, profit maximization, and the recent implementation of capital controls prompted me to write this column. Allow me to lay out some of the discussions I [...]
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.
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.
The global economic crisis jeopardizes both politics and the economy
In the midst of a global economic turmoil, Northeast Asia’s leaders struggle to find an exit from the crisis. Domestic approval rates show that the incumbents, President Lee Myung-bak of South Korea has a long way to go.