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Conflitos marítimos

If China can impose its will in the South China Sea, at least five rival claimants—all much smaller, weaker Asian states—will be limited to a narrow band of the sea along their coastlines. China would gain greater security for its crucial supply lines of oil and other commodities; exclusive access to rich fishing areas and potentially vast undersea oil deposits; a much larger buffer against what it regards as U.S. naval intrusions; and, not least, the prestige and standing it has long sought, becoming in effect the Pacific’s hegemon, and positioning itself to press its decades-old demand that Taiwan come under its control. Arguably, it would achieve the greatest territorial expansion by any power since imperial Japan’s annexation of large swaths of Asia in the first half of the 20th century.

Visita a um hospital militar

Indústria de semicondutores

Baidu no Brasil

Desafios da agricultura

From a bedrock of traditional culture, and an engine of the post-Mao economic boom in the 1980s, agriculture has become a burden for China.

Farm output remains high. But rural living standards have stagnated compared with the cities, and few in the countryside see their future there. The most recent figures show a threefold gap between urban and rural incomes, fueling discontent and helping to make China one of the most unequal societies in the world.

Perched on the 2,700-mile border with Russia, the Chinese city of Manzhouli has acquired the flavour of its northern neighbour. Gilded domes gleam and buildings are adorned with white icing flourishes. Shoppers pay for fur coats in roubles and dine on borscht and salmon.

Xi Jinping e a filosofia

Entrevista com Ruby Yang

Although Ms. Yang might be best known for her Oscar-winning work, “The Blood of Yingzhou District,” released in 2006, she had already earned a reputation before that as an astute chronicler of young people caught in the middle of societies in flux.


Lições do Abenomics

Shinzo Abe e a China

Crônicas de Hirohito

Cafe Tailandês

At a contract coffee bean roasting plant in a suburb north of Bangkok, Masato Egami, managing director of Thai Ishimitsu, was sampling different cups of coffee lined up on a table, one after another. He then exchanged opinions with young technical experts dispatched from Japan and with a Thai official who runs the plant.

Acordos Japão-China

Carne de baleia

Turistas chineses

Yasujiro Omura, manager of the two duty-free shops, said red backpacks are popular among Chinese shoppers, regardless of gender, since the color is considered auspicious in China.

“Some customers ask us to make sure whether the products are made in Japan,” he said. “They seem to like them because they associate Japanese products with high quality.”

Solidão no mangás

More and more manga are coming out with titles that refer to being alone or having no friends, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing. The solitary protagonists are unexpectedly tough and content in these types of manga, which may be described as “botchi-kei” (alone type) works.

“Botchi” is an abbreviation of “hitoribotchi” (all alone). Most botchi-kei manga are set in schools, an indication that the authors are targeting young readers, mainly middle and high school students.

In 2009, when I visited Brazil and Thailand, young people there frequently told me about the group. They all said the group was marvelous, and at the time I thought people overseas were less informed about Japanese music than Japanese anime. But I was wrong again. They were more aware of the essence of Japanese music than I was.


Divisão política

Mais de cinco meses após o trágico naufrágio que uniu a Coreia do Sul no sofrimento, o acidente polariza o país e ameaça desencarrilhar a agenda política da presidente Park Geun-hye.

Ensino de inglês


Mudanças na educação


Pólvora e capitalismo

Muitos acreditam que a explicação da arremetida asiática foi a presença de governos autoritários em algum momento desses últimos sessenta anos. A chave da ascensão, contudo, foi adotar modelo de desenvolvimento de “nações-comerciantes”. Essa estratégia conjugou planejamento de longo prazo e um verdadeiro choque de capitalismo.

Todo esforço de poupança, investimento e política industrial foi voltado à promoção de exportações aos principais mercados compradores do mundo. E tudo com parâmetros de desempenho e prazo de validade.

Smartphones em Shenzen

Tratamento de diabetes na China com ajuda japonesa

Relações China e Camboja

Taiwan e tratados comerciais

Para virar a melhor porta de entrada ao gigante mercado chinês, o governo taiwanês luta contra a oposição para acelerar a aprovação dos Tratados Intra-Estreito

Pesquisas feitas neste ano mostram que mais de 90% da população defende o atual status quo em relação ao continente –nem independente nem anexada–, mas uma parcela teme que os tratados comerciais sejam apenas um primeiro passo para a perda da autonomia política.

Reportagem da revista Time sobre Joshua Wong

Hong Kong e questões de identidade cultural

The spark of the Umbrella Revolution is political: Demonstrators want Beijing to grant Hong Kongers a free and direct election of the chief executive in 2017. But the passions that have driven people into the streets are rooted in the desire to preserve a distinct identity from China — in areas like rule of law, freedom of speech and of the press, financial infrastructure, anticorruption institutions, education, Cantonese language and Western influence.

Restaurantes chineses nos Estados Unidos

There are more than forty thousand Chinese restaurants across the country—nearly three times the number of McDonald’s outlets.

The restaurants, connected by Chinese-run bus companies to New York, Chicago, and San Francisco, make up an underground network—supported by employment agencies, immigrant hostels, and expensive asylum lawyers—that reaches back to villages and cities in China, which are being abandoned for an ideal of American life that is not quite real.

História do corte de cabelo dos delinquentes japoneses

The “regent” pompadour has been the go-to hairstyle for Japanese delinquents for more than eight decades

In Japanese, the riizento (リーゼント) — written in English as “regent” — describes a men’s hairstyle where the sides are slicked back and top is left long and put up over the head in a pompadou

Salaryman e o Prêmio Nobel

Shuji Nakamura, now a professor at the University of California, Santa Barbara, spent 20 years at Nichia Corp., a Japanese company based in Tokushima prefecture that specializes in lighting products. In an interview with The Wall Street Journal published in 2004, he described himself as a typical Japanese salaryman, devoting himself entirely to the company.

Desaparecimento de Kim Jong Un 

Pratos da cozinha coreana

É provável que “vamos comer bibimbap?” ainda careça de explicação, mas cada vez mais gente de fora da comunidade coreana entende o convite para mandar uma cumbuca de pedra quente que chega coberta de bap (o arroz) com carne, vegetais, ovo, molhos, tudo isso misturado.

“Tenho boa clientela de brasileiros. E cada vez mais gente interessada em conhecer nossa comida”, diz Regina Wang, dona do restaurante. “Antes tinha muito preconceito: achavam que só se comia cachorro e pimenta. Mas esse preconceito está se desfazendo.”

Webcomics coreanas