Asia-Pacific News Highlights: February 4 – 10th

This week’s articles cover recent developments in North Korea, political reform in Vietnam, concerns of foreign competition in Oregon, and international space cooperation!

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From the Economist- An update on everyone’s favorite hermit kingdom! Many North Koreans have chosen to turn their backs on socialism.

http://www.economist.com/news/leaders/21571421-even-another-nuclear-provocation-looms-hope-glimmers-worlds-most-oppressed-people

From Bloomberg- The US trade deficit has decreased for the first time in 3 years. Bloomberg discusses how this news will affect the economy as a whole.

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-02-08/trade-deficit-in-u-s-plunges-on-record-petroleum-exports.html

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From Spiegal International – As the US cuts funding for space exploration, the EU and China are currently training for joint-nation space missions.

http://www.spiegel.de/international/europe/esa-mulls-new-alliance-as-china-becomes-space-leader-a-882212.html

From the Oregonian – An article about Oregon’s manufacturing sector’s declining competitive advantage and its effects on the local economy.

http://www.oregonlive.com/money/index.ssf/2013/02/oregon_lost_more_than_1900_job.html

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From The Diplomat – Recent legal decisions shed like on the Vietnamese government’s contentious relationship with its detractors.

http://thediplomat.com/2013/02/09/despite-crackdown-on-dissent-can-vietnam-reform/

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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