Chinese Criminal Gangs Hit Argentina

Feature Over the past 10 years, Argentina's Chinese -- shopkeepers in particular -- have become the target of extortion, kidnapping and murder. The police and local media often attribute such violence to a Chinese mafia in the South American nation. This piece was published by The Huffington Post on October 5, 2016.
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Argentina Rides the K-Pop Wave

Video 20,000 kilometers away from Korea, the K-wave has reached the shores of Argentina and is generating plenty of new Latin American fans. Kamilia Lahrichi explains why the Asian music phenomenon has gained such strong traction with Argentine fans. This video was shot for Channel News Asia and published on September 13, 2016. Click here to watch it.
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Way to Go for Road Safety in China

Comment As the second Global High-Level Conference on Road Safety kicked off in Brazil’s capital until November 19, China can praise itself for its progress in the decrease of deaths on roads since 2001​, but there is a lot more to achieve. This article was published in South China Morning Post on November 20, 2015.
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China Leads in Climate Change

Analysis As world powers are discussing climate change efforts at the United Nations this week, Beijing appears for the first time as a trendsetter that has made great strides in the last decade towards sustainability. This article was published in South China Morning Post on October 5, 2015.
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Thirst for Paraguay’s Stevia

Feature Facing growing competition for the natural sweetener stevia, Japan, the world's top consumer of stevia, is seeking to corner production in Paraguay, the original source of the flavoring. This article was published in Nikkei Asian Review (Japan) on August 11, 2015.
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Chinese Investment Threatens Brazil

Analysis The visit of Premier Li Keqiang to Brazil last week has boosted bilateral trade but is likely to further worsen the reputation of Chinese companies for harming the fragile environment in Latin America. This piece was published in the South China Morning Post on May 25, 2015.
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