Changing Age Demographic will Impact Asian Nation’s GDP

Throughout Eastern and Southern Asia, countries are experiencing a drastic shift in demographics, which will place a greater strain on nation’s governments and social programs. A new report by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) found that countries who have a large elderly population will see GDP growth stagger by roughly 1% over the next three decades. The countries most at risk are China, South Korea, … Continue reading Changing Age Demographic will Impact Asian Nation’s GDP

Trump, Please Don’t Piss Off China

A former top U.S. trade negotiator under Bill Clinton told reporters on Monday that a move by President Trump to confront China on trade would prompt Beijing to retaliate in a bullish manner, possibly permanently damaging their relationship. Trump is contemplating launching an investigation into China’s alleged abuse of intellectual property rights, which includes China’s subsidization of home-grown industries and doubling down on intellectual property … Continue reading Trump, Please Don’t Piss Off China

Tensions Rise Between China and India

China has demanded that India remove troops from the 2,175 mile long shared border neighboring the kingdom of Bhutan. Tensions have risen in the past year due to a increase in Indian troops along the border and the construction of highways. According to the foreign ministry of China, “India is not only illegally remaining on Chinese territory, it is also repairing roads in the rear, … Continue reading Tensions Rise Between China and India

North Korea Could Lose $1 Billion in Exports Under U.S. Proposed Measure

A possibly crippling proposal by the U.S. to the U.N. Security Council would cut $1 billion of North Korea’s annual export revenue, the most impactful proposal in 11 years. North Korea makes $3 billion a year through the exportation of coal, iron, lead and seafood. The measure is in response to North Korea’s missile test on July 4th, which experts say had the capability to … Continue reading North Korea Could Lose $1 Billion in Exports Under U.S. Proposed Measure

Qatar Purchases Italian Warships to Defy Saudi Led Bloc

Qatar purchased seven Italian warships at a cost of $6 billion on Wednesday in an act of defiance against the Saudi-led blockade. The purchase of warships by the Qatari Kingdom indicates that the economic and diplomatic annexation of the Qatar by four Arab nations is not relenting anytime soon. Earlier this week, Qatar reached out to international organizations including the International Civil Aviation Organization and … Continue reading Qatar Purchases Italian Warships to Defy Saudi Led Bloc

Australian PM Mocks Trump

A leaked recording from the Australian media at Parliament House on Wednesday night hears Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull mocking President Trump. In the recording, Turnbull utilizes Trump’s mannerisms in a comical fashion, “The Donald and I, we are winning and winning in the polls. We are winning so much, we are winning, we are winning like we have never won before,” he said. After … Continue reading Australian PM Mocks Trump

Parts of Asia Could be Uninhabitable by 2100

More than one-fifth of the world’s population is under threat due to global warming, new research suggests. Northern India, Bangladesh and southern Pakistan would be the hardest regions hit by summer heat waves which would be impossible to survive without protection. This part of the world is home to some of the poorest communities who would be unable to survive such heat. However, lowering carbon … Continue reading Parts of Asia Could be Uninhabitable by 2100