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Korean National Art Festival in Uzbekistan Celebrates Day of Sun
Art / Culture / North Korea

Korean National Art Festival in Uzbekistan Celebrates Day of Sun

The 21st Korean National Art Festival was held in Tashkent by Koreans in Uzbekistan on April 13 in celebration of the birth anniversary of President Kim Il Sung (Day of the Sun). Present at the festival were officials of Korean organizations in Uzbekistan and members of 17 Koreans’ art troupes. Present there on invitation were … Continue reading »

Online Shopping Gaining Popularity in Nepal
Culture / Economy / Nepal

Online Shopping Gaining Popularity in Nepal

With the middle class getting more tech-friendly in Nepal, it is no wonder that people are now slowly shifting to online shopping. The country is usually associated with poor connectivity and power cuts but actually over 2 million Nepalese surf the internet each day, and businesses are increasingly selling their services and products online, Xinhua … Continue reading »

Why American Foreign Aid Works
Culture / Economy / South Korea / United States of America

Why American Foreign Aid Works

President Obama’s visit to South Korea next week will highlight not only a critically important alliance, but also one of the greatest success stories of foreign aid in American history. South Korea, which once ranked among our aid recipients, is now a global partner that plans to increase its budget for foreign assistance by 11 percent this … Continue reading »

Jamaica Farewell Begins 4/27 at Soho Playhouse
Culture / Film / Jamaica

Jamaica Farewell Begins 4/27 at Soho Playhouse

Soho Playhouse presents the award-winning and critically acclaimed JAMAICA FAREWELL, written and performed byDebra Ehrhardt and directed by Joel Zwick (“My Big Fat Greek Wedding”), with performances beginning Sunday, April 27 prior to an official press opening of Sunday, May 4 at Soho Playhouse (15 Vandam Street) in Manhattan. Called “gripping…highly enjoyable…a tour de force” by the LA … Continue reading »

ABC Wins Unprecedented Access in Landmark Chinese Deal
Australia / China / Culture / News

ABC Wins Unprecedented Access in Landmark Chinese Deal

The ABC has won permission from the Chinese government to have Australia Network content made available to the entire Chinese population – the most extensive access given to any Western broadcaster. The soft diplomacy service is expected to announce the landmark agreement on Thursday, with an official signing in Shanghai slated for May 4, nine … Continue reading »