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None of the Richest Koreans Are Self-Made

Posted By ManduScholar on Politics & World Affairs

http://english.chosun.com - None of the richest Koreans are self-made billionaires, according to Bloomberg's list of the world's 400 richest people.

All five Koreans on the list inherited their wealth, whereas 28 out of the 29 Chinese entrants and all five Japanese tycoons on the list are self-made.
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Singapore’s PAP wins over the youth and secures its future | East Asia Forum

Posted By ManduScholar on Politics & World Affairs

http://www.eastasiaforum.org - The trade-off of democratic and liberal rights in exchange for a safe and prosperous society should be regarded and accepted as a rational choice, as unpalatable as this formula may be.
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War in Space May Be Closer Than Ever - Scientific American

Posted By GPRadmin on Politics & World Affairs

http://www.scientificamerican.com - China, Russia and the U.S. are developing and testing controversial new capabilities to wage war in space despite their denial of such work
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Wealth doesn't trickle down – it just floods offshore, research reveals | Business | The Guardian

Posted By ManduScholar on Economics & Finance

http://www.theguardian.com - A far-reaching new study suggests a staggering $21tn in assets has been lost to global tax havens. If taxed, that could have been enough to put parts of Africa back on its feet – and even solve the euro crisis, writes Heather Stewart
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China and Kyrgyzstan: So Near, Yet So Far | The Diplomat

Posted By Nonsensei-Max on Politics & World Affairs

http://thediplomat.com - This article reveals the significance of the OBOR initiative with regard to China's Xinjiang province and the neighboring Central Asian countries.
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China's Grand Strategy: The New Silk Road | David Gosset

Posted By Nonsensei-Max on Politics & World Affairs

http://www.huffingtonpost.com - This article tries to include all aspects of the One Road one Belt initiative and does a pretty good job, just that this topic is so extensive that the author can't help but go all over the place and hardly provide any deep insight into any of the areas covered. In this sense still good to get an understanding of China's new global strategy.
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China’s Sovereign Wealth Fund Seeking Alpha in Silk Road | The Diplomat

Posted By Nonsensei-Max on Politics & World Affairs

http://thediplomat.com - In the near future it will be interesting to see how the newly found Chinese institutions like AIIB, NDB and One Belt on Road will develop, play together and which role each of them will take in China's new approach of leading the way in trade, economic cooperation and finance in Eurasia and parts of East and North Africa. What do you think?
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Reimagining the Welfare State

Posted By ManduScholar on Economics & Finance

https://www.jacobinmag.com - The New Deal welfare state was exclusionary and inequitable. We must envision and organize for something better.
by Jennifer
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bellingcat - The Strange Story of the Ten Million Dollar MH17 Investigation

Posted By KJU on Politics & World Affairs

https://www.bellingcat.com - For most people, the website Joker.buzz is totally unknown. The site, which offers users the chance to broker information anonymously using the Bitcoin cryptocurrency, has in recent weeks come to the attention of those who have taken a close interest in the shooting downing of Flight MH17 in July last year. At the start of June a new auction was posted online, asking for 10,000 Bitcoins (approximately $3 million at current exchange rates) for evidence collected as part of an investigation by a “private detective agency” into the events on July 17th 2014. It claims to include over 20 sets of e
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It’s A Bird? It’s A Plane! No, It’s A Private Drone Contractor!

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http://www.mintpressnews.com - Every time drones take flight, hundreds of support personnel are involved. These positions are increasingly filled by private military contractors.
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