Saturday, May 24, 2014

The Asia-Pacific Perspective: Demographic Winter in the Asia-Pacific

Corbett's description reads (w/ story links in the original video description; click through to get them): "Welcome back to The Asia-Pacific Perspective, that monthly show where James Corbett of and Broc West of break down all the latest news and headlines from the Asia-Pacific region. In this month's conversation:
  • STORY #1:
    • Tensions escalates between China and Vietnam over controversial oil rig.
    • Vietnam stifles new demonstrations as China fumes.
    • Hot oil on troubled waters.

  • STORY #2:
    • Japan aims to keep population at 100 million in 2060's.
    • China's housing boom is on shifting demographic sands.
    • Fear of economic blow reducing number of births around the world.

  • STORY #3:
    • Rival Thai Political Groups Risk Violence by Escalating Protests.
    • Thailand: Collapsing Regime Turns to Terrorism.
    • Thai Army to Declare Martial Law if Widespread Violence Breaks Out.

Additional AP story links are also at the original video posting; click through to get them.

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