Archive for October, 2012

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South Korea’s New Missile Guidelines and North Korea’s Response

October 10, 2012

The DPRK (North Korea) National Defense Commission responded with predictable bravado (“DPRK NDC Reiterates Its Stand to Fight It Out against U.S. and S. Korean Regime”) to Sunday’s announcement by the government of the Republic of Korea (ROK) that it had secured U.S. agreement…

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Cal-Asia Honors Chong-Moon Lee and The Asia Foundation

October 10, 2012

The California-Asia Business Council will present the New Silk Road Award for 2012 to renowned entrepreneur and philanthropist Chong-Moon Lee and The Asia Foundation for their role in developing Asia’s economies, at Asia Night in San Francisco on October 16. Chong-Moon Lee, a Foundation trustees emeriti, is being recognized for his lifetime endeavors that have […]

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Asia Foundation Co-Hosts Chinese Environment Leader Zhao Zhong

October 3, 2012

On October 11, Time Magazine “Hero of the Environment” and prominent grassroots leader in China, Zhao Zhong, will speak at The Asia Foundation’s headquarters in San Francisco on working with governments and corporations to increase accountability in order to protect China’s rivers. Zhong is the Pacific Environment’s new China Program Coordinator based in Beijing. The […]

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Daw Aung San Suu Kyi Calls for Rule of Law, Cautious Engagement in Burma

October 3, 2012

“Everyone has been speaking about how change has come to Burma, and I would like to say that it’s important that you make haste sensibly,” Nobel laureate and elected parliamentarian of Burma (also known as Myanmar), Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, said to a packed, eager audience at The Asia Foundation’s offices…

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Ties that Bind: The Indian-American Diaspora

October 3, 2012

Each political season much is said and written about the Indian-American diaspora community and its involvement in U.S. politics, both local and national. It is more common than ever to hear politicians showering accolades on the 3-million strong community in the United States…

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New Report Evaluates Better Practices for Election Commissions

October 3, 2012

Despite the important role played by election commissions globally, there are presently no established baseline standards, or even studies clearly identifying better practices on the dissemination of information by these bodies. A new report, prepared by the Centre for Law and Democracy (CLD)…

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Rule of Law Can Rid the World of Poverty

October 3, 2012

Poverty is on the retreat. Despite the global economic downturn, the World Bank and UN reported this year that the number of people living in extreme poverty has dropped in every region of the world for the first time since record keeping began.

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