Get QOT #14: Korea’s Martial Arts

A look at what I think is the best martial arts performance in Korea. It’s called the Muye 24ki, or the 24 Martial Arts. It’s a combination of several arts…

Why did North Korea release American Jeffrey Fowle? Pundits speculate, but this isn’t the first time it’s happened. With talks stalled in Hong Kong, did CY Leung foreshadow another violent weekend?

TAB: Why did North Korea release Folwe? Will there be more violence in Hong Kong?

October 23, 2014 Following the surprise release of American Jeffrey Fowle from North Korea, many of the details surrounding the circumstances continue to be sketchy. North’s Korean Central News Agency…

TAB: Nothing resolved with Hong Kong Talks, Australian IS Teen talks tough, Jeffery Folwe released from DPRK

Nothing resolved with Hong Kong Talks, Australian IS Teen talks tough, Jeffrey Folwe released from DPRK

October 22, 2014
 The big news of the day, of course, was the highly anticipated talks between Hong Kong Officials and Student leaders. Chief Secretary Carrie Lam, Hong Kong’s number…

Hong Kong leaders and pro-democracy advocates are scheduled to meet today. Japanese PM Shinzo Abe recovers from two cabinet members stepping down, and German Intel points the finger at MH17’s killers.

TAB: Talks in Hong Kong, Abe’s appointments resign, and who shot down MH17

October 21, 2014 After a month of protests, pro-democracy leaders and city officials are scheduled to meet today to try and finally bring about a resolution to a movement that…

After a weekend of violence in Hong Kong, meetings are scheduled. Japan angers neighbors over Yasukuni visit. Kpop concert organizer commits suicide.

TAB: Violent Hong Kong Protests, Yasukuni Visit Angers Many, Kpop Organizer Dies

October 20, 2014 The past four days have seen a flurry of activity in Hong Kong, as police have used what it calls minimum force to remove pro-democracy protestors from…


New shops in Dongtan

Hey everyone I’m back this week to take a quick look around the block. This area continue to sees a lot of development. Let’s go take a look.

What are the financial implications of the Hong Kong Protests? Will the UN refer North Korea to the International Criminal Court for human rights abuses? The WHO tells Asia to get ready for Ebola. These stories and more are on the October 17th edition of Asia News Weekly.

ANW: Hong Kong’s economic future, will the UN refer the DPRK to the ICC, Ebola in Asia, and more

This week, police took to Hong Kong’s streets dismantling barricades erected by pro-democracy protestors as they re-opened the city’s arteries which have been blocked for weeks. Analysts suspect Beijing has…

The latest from Hong Kong as authorities crack down, North and South Korea meet, and a US Marine is arrested for murder in the Philippines.

TAB: Hong Kong protests get violent, the Koreas meet, and US Marine arrested for murder

October 16, 2014 What started off as police calmly removing barricades to free up traffic turned violent on Wednesday, as hundreds of police systematically and forcibly removed protesters from where…

South Korea charged against Tatsuya Kato for defaming South Korean President Park. Was it justified or is the Blue House silencing a journalist?

AN: South Korea indicts Tatsuya Kato for defamation. Was it justified or intimidation?

In an age where governments around the globe are employing various methods to keep tabs on their citizens in the name of national security, it’s never been more important to…

Police clash with Hong Kong Protesters, North Korea's Kim reappears and raises more questions, and Japanese Lawmakers prepare for a Yasukuni Shrine visit sure to anger South Korea and China.

TAB: Police clash with Hong Kong Protesters, North Korea’s Kim reappears, and Japanese Lawmakers prepare for Yasukuni visit

October 15, 2014 The streets of Hong Kong saw more action, as police used chainsaws and sledgehammers Tuesday to remove barricades from a main avenue in the financial district. Hundreds…