Asia-Pacific News Highlights April 8-12

AA040001This week’s articles focus on new immigration trends in Latin America, Tokyo’s take on North Korea’s recent moves, China health crisis, Sina Weibo expanding into Thailand, and an update on ASEAN’s super football league.

From The Economist- Long an exporter of its labor, countries in Latin America has become a desirable destination for immigrants from their former colonial masters and other European countries.

http://www.economist.com/news/business/21575750-long-exporter-talent-latin-america-now-importing-it-new-new-world

From The Diplomat – The crisis in the Korea peninsula has many stakeholders and viewpoints. Here are a series of observations from leaders and citizens in Tokyo.

http://thediplomat.com/2013/04/12/north-korea-crisis-a-view-from-tokyo/

From The Diplomat- Bird flu, swine flu, SARs, off the charts pollution levels, you name it. China’s recent health record is dismal by any standards. Will this affect their long-term growth opprotunites?

http://thediplomat.com/china-power/chinas-next-challenge-health-drain/

From ZDNet – Chinese micro-blogging giant Sina Weibo has recently expanded into Thailand. However this move will not target Thai’s, but rather Chinese tourists on holiday.

http://www.zdnet.com/th/sina-weibo-expands-to-thailand-7000013913/

From The Jakarta Globe –  A proposed 16-team super football league is getting closer and closer to becoming a reality. The league will be made up of two teams each from Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand, Myanmar, Vietnam, Cambodia and the Philippines.

http://www.thejakartaglobe.com/sports/does-asean-super-league-have-a-chance/585109

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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