McDonald’s in Taipei. By the 1990s, Taiwan had already become a “post-nation” (source) East Asia has long been bucking the trend toward globalization. Its countries have become major players in the global marketplace, while jealously guarding their cultural specificity and national character.But East Asia is now getting with the program. South Korea in particular has embraced the view that all factors of production, including its own people, should submit to the logic of globalization.
Fresh from announcing a deal with Taiwan Mobile, Evernote has continued its global expansion after the note-taking company opened an office in Taipei, Taiwan, its fourth in Asia. Evernote CEO... Read Post
The OECD is out with new global rankings of how students in various countries do in reading, science, and math. Results of the full survey can be found and delved into here. You can see below how Asian countries are obliterating eve... Read Post
Cool chart here from Nomura, which examines export from Asia's "Big 4" (China, Korea, Taiwan, Singapore). It shows the year-over-year change by end export destination. The real story, they note, is how fast the Rest Of Asia (Asia ex... Read Post