Stewart Watters and Aki Tonami have written "Japan og Singapore i Arktis: Overvejelser for Grønland", TIDSSKRIFTET GRØNLAND, 1/2013, pp.2-17.
There is a growing awareness in the Nordic region of Asia’s increased interest in the Arctic region and Arctic affairs, including in relation to Greenland. However, with the possible exception of China, there has been little Western scholarly work to analyze exactly why Asian countries are interested in the Arctic. Looking at the Arctic engagement of Japan and Singapore, this paper finds that their interest in the Polar Regions is not necessarily a new phenomenon and that Arctic policy, as with the development of other foreign policy objectives, is a complex mix of national, bureaucratic and group interests. For Greenlandic and Danish policymakers, it may be useful to understand the genesis of Japan and Singapore’s Arctic policies and that their interest is complex and multi-faceted.
To read more, please follow the link http://issuu.com/greenland/docs/2013_01
Professor Min Dongchao is being interviwed by Mai Corlin, Ph.D. student, Aarhus University for ThinkChina.dk
Gender inequality is not simply the unfair treatment of men and women. It is a complex issue tied to a whole range of disparities in society at large, argues Professor Min Dongchao, who has just been awarded a Marie Curie International Incoming Fellowship and will be a guest professor at the Nordic Institute of Asian Studies for the next few years. Her object of study is the travels of gender theory between the Nordic countries and China.
To read the full interview, click here
NIAS researcher Aki Tonami on 19 February 2013 participated in the "Stockholm Arctic Seminar: Asian Arctic expansion? Non-Arctic states and the Arctic Council" where she presented the paper "Japan's Arctic policy: the sum of many parts".
To se the full lecture, please follow the linkhttp://www.iias.nl/channel
Kinas anstrengelser i Nordkorea bærer frugt
30 års kinesiske anstrengelser for at vise Nordkorea fortræffelighederne ved økonomisk udvikling ser ud til omsider at have båret frugt. Det kan måske bidrage til, at Kinas forstokkede og atombevæbnede nabo bliver mere tilregnelig.
Tredje generation af Nordkoreas lukkede ledelse, den unge Kim Jung-un, har gennem sin onkel aftalt med Kina i grænseområdet mellem de to lande at oprette tre udviklingszoner, med blandt andet tekstilindustri, IT og turisme.
Orientering spurgte Geir Helgesen, leder ved Institut for Asienstudier, om hvorfor det først sker nu.
Chung-in Moon on DR's Deadline 22:30. - Starts at the 25:21 mark.
"Beggars of Lahore" is a journey into the streets of Lahore, Pakistan's second largest city and cultural hub to discover what compels the beggars to beg and what measures have been placed by the Government and Non Governmental Organisations to assist the beggars.
The documentary examines the political, social, religious, economic reasons for begging as well as the growth of the beggar's mafia including case studies of beggars and interviews Cricketer/Politician Imran Khan, Advocate/Human Rights activist Hina Jilani, Chief Minister of Punjab Chaudhry Parvez Elahi amongst many others from both the public and private sphere as well as the general public.