China In Growing Conflict With North Korea

What used to be allies may soon be fast enemies. China and North Korea have been diplomatic allies for decades. They share the same uptight quality most Chinese and North Korean people possess and both have been a mystery to the world for a long time, although China stepped out of the dark and into the light and opened its doors to the rest of the world for quite some time now. Meanwhile, North Korea remains to be out of touch with reality and so little is known about what really goes on in this tiny yet proud nation.

However, not all good things last. China and North Korea may have enjoyed a friendly relationship in the past but that is gradually changing as China is increasingly worried about North Korea’s active and highly dangerous missile program. China is more vocal now about their concerns and this has not escaped the attention of the public. But the gradual severing of ties that is happening now between these two nations isn’t something new but actually started in 1992 when China established diplomatic relations with the home of the KWave, KPop and …

How Terrorism Affects Travel

The world is a big place that you lose a lot of opportunities in learning a new place, language, and culture by just staying in one place for the rest of your life. The love for travel is made more popular these days thru social media. The web is a great place to see different places that it ignites a deep yearning in you to go out there and see the big wide world for real.

There are many beautiful and amazing natural attractions in different parts of the globe. The biggest challenge here is money. Of course, you pay for airfare, food, and accommodation. Even backpackers shell out a small amount to get from one place to another. After all, almost everything has a price now that you can seldom avail of anything for free. Another major issue that affects travel today is the threat of terrorism. Terror acts happen everywhere it’s difficult to tell where they will strike next. It’s a major consideration when you plan for your next travel getaway although some aren’t deterred by these travel alerts or bans at all.

Many airlines have suspended

The China-Australia Row

Not all nations go along with each other very well. Others are civil while a few are at war. Our modern world is continually in conflict with one another albeit in a subtle way. World War 3 may not have been declared yet but various wars and conflicts are happening all over the globe without the knowledge of everybody. Even the bigger and more powerful nations aren’t exempt and are in a row now with one another for various reasons too.

Aside from news on terror attacks and more terror attacks happening in different nations the world over, conflicts over political espionage is arising between the superpower that is China and the continent nation of Australia from down under. Any nation, no matter how big or economically prosperous it is, has to interact with other nations for trade or for other reasons. That’s how global modern life works but chaos ensues when this sense of balance is tarnished. The truth is, 34% of Australian exports (energy products and services and animal produce) go to China. Even the Chinese likes to invest in the Australian market with over $80-billion in …

Korean Ads No More In China

For the love of marketing, advertising will remain to be a staple in any market. What better way to reach out to people or let everyone know about a certain product or service through ads (media, print, etc.) that show them how these items can change their lives for the better. These ads have been effective for years in increasing brand recall and boosting sales of many businesses. And the continued advancements in technology gave helped a lot in promoting or growing any brand throughout the world.

But in China, the Chinese government now restricts the hiring of Korean stars in marketing and advertising in China because of a diplomatic dispute. China is implementing a clampdown on Hallyu, the Korean wave of KDrama and KPop, thereby companies operating in China will no longer hire South Korean celebrities in promoting various products or services offered to the Chinese market. It’s all because of the South Korean government’s support on the U.S. missile defense technology that will likewise be carried out on South Korean soil, which is officially known as the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense System or simply THAAD.…

Is The Magic Still Alive In Hong Kong?

Hong Kong is one of the premier destinations in Asia. This former British colony is a popular business hub and tourist destination by both local and foreign visitors. With its lively night market and street stalls lining its busy city streets, Hong Kong life is alive and booming. It is a vibrant city full of exciting things to do. You will never run out of things to do and discover, whether it is to learn more about its history, culture, and famous tourist attractions, this tiny little hub is a delicate balance of Asian and Western culture, hence earning itself the title where “East meets West.”

But even with its strong Western influence, Hong Kong managed to maintain its local Chinese roots despite their fast and modern lifestyle. But more than that, Hong Kong is known as the leading financial center in Asia. Most major banks have offshore offices here aside from the Hong Kong currency being one of the most traded currencies worldwide. Moreover, the Hong Kong port is one of the largest and busiest in the world. Those are just some of the juicy facts about this …

What You Need To Know About China-US Relations

All nations have their own sovereign rights in this world but establishing and maintaining diplomatic relationships with other nations is a must to maintain peace and order on a global scale. Whether you are near or far from each other is not a hindrance to maintaining positive relations with other countries. The world is gripped by war and if there is anything we can do to prevent more conflict is best for everyone. And more than anything else, it is the job of world leaders to do just that.

Quite recently, President Donald Trump of the U.S. and Chinese President Xi Jinping met to discuss diplomatic relations between both countries at no other than the luxurious private club of the former in Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida. This is not the first time President Trump met with a world leader here. He also met with the Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Mar-a-Lago about the time when they heard about North Korea’s missile launch back in February, which incidentally happened to be President Trump’s first real national security scare.

When Xi Jinping and his wife Mme. Peng Liyuan arrived at Mar-a-Lago

China And North Korea: Friends Or Foe?

China a.k.a. the People’s Republic of China is known as the Red Dragon of Asia. Meanwhile, North Korea is officially known as the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK). Although different in many ways, both countries actually have a striking similarity: the long list of human rights abuse issues plaguing the country and government from then until now. People’s rights are curtailed and there is little the outside world knows about what’s really going in within their respective nations although life in China has changed significantly now.

While China opened its doors and finally joined the international community, North Korea remains a mystery to everyone. With issues of abuse and poverty among North Koreans, the government under the leadership of Kim Jong-un is flawed in a lot of ways and remains to be shrouded in secrecy. Kim Jong-un is both the supreme leader of the DPRK and the chairman of the Worker’s Party of Korea (WPK) among many others.

China-North Korea relations are bilateral and both countries have important embassies in both countries. While they have close diplomatic relations before and share a 1,416-kilometer long border, China and North …