Asia-Pacific News Highlights: January 28th – February 1st

Guest blogger and full-time MIM student Luke Hudson shares news highlights covering events around the Asia-Pacific. This week’s articles cover Sino-Japanese relations, the Tech Boom in Chile, as well as video games in China, among other topics.

Flag-Pins-China-JapanFrom The Economist – An article about mounting tensions between China and Japan. The Japanese government has recently announced its first military expenditure increase in decades.

startup chileFrom The Economist – Bienvenidos al Valle Chilecon! An oldie but a goodie! In recent years, Chile has been extremely successful at attracting top technology firms. With immigration tightening in the US, Chile has capitalized on the opportunity to attract top talent.

asean logoFrom The Jakarta Post – The ASEAN states have announced plans to establish a six-state free-trade bloc. The new entity would be larger than the US and the EU.

New-York-Times-officeFrom The New York Times – The New York Times is currently under attack by Chinese hackers. An interesting article about the increasing need for cyber-security in journalism.


super marioFrom ITech Post – Good news for gamers! The Chinese mainland may soon know the timeless joys of Super Mario and Donkey Kong!

Luke Hudson

Luke_HudsonLucas Hudson is a full-time student in the Masters of International Management program. He received a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Spanish from the University of Oregon. During his studies, he lived in Valdivia, Chile, studying Spanish language and Latin American history. After graduation, Luke has spent his time traveling extensively throughout South America and working as a banker and accountant for local Portland businesses. He is interested in using his business experience and language skills to find a career that will allow him build relations between Latin America and the Asia-Pacific.


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