France’s Macron urges world leaders to reject nationalism

world leaders gathered in France on Sunday to mark 100 years to the day since the end of World War 1 the leaders of France and Germany used the occasion to warn against nationalism for more on this and other news from around the world let’s turn to Arno at Continue Reading

One Religion, Two Countries: Classical and Neo-Confucianism in Korea & Japan with Dr. John Goulde

The 10th to the 17th century forms of Confucianism, it developed very sophisticated. It would be equivalent, actually the closest analogy I have would be The Confucianism after the 11th century was very much like early renaissance scholasticism. If you compare how Christianity thought about itself prior to the 11th Continue Reading

Former UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon “angry” and “concerned” as nationalism …

we are living in a time of division which is being undermined in the name of nationalism and aggressive trade barriers former Secretary General of the United Nations Ban ki-moon recently spoke with a dude on TV stressing the need for global unity as the world faces a slew of Continue Reading

China reportedly blacklists celebrities for supporting Hong Kong democracy

and the Chinese government test reportedly blacklist at 55 Asian celebrities for voicing support for democracy in Hong Kong meaning they won’t be able to take part in any local media projects now that’s according to the Hong kong-based a South China Morning Post which reported on Tuesday that those Continue Reading

Car strikes crowd at U.S. white nationalist rally, killing one

A state of emergency has been declared in the U.S. state of Virginia… where white nationalists clashed with counter-protesters on Saturday. A car rams into the crowds leaving one person dead and nearly 20 others injured. The driver is in custody but has not been publicly identified. The rally, dubbed Continue Reading

Looking back on Korea’s June Democracy Movement

For a deeper look at the significance of the historic June Democracy movement that laid the foundation for democracy in South Korea… here’s Lee Unshin. June represents Korea’s hope for democracy… as it was in this month three decades ago… that some 5 million brave men and women demanded a Continue Reading

Are we near the END of democracy?

Democracy is the form of government applied in most nations of the world, whether directly or indirectly. However, not all countries have the privilege of choosing their representatives if we can consider this a privilege. More than a third of the world’s population do not live under a democracy, that Continue Reading

Main opposition leader says ‘left-wing nationalism’ ruining S. Korea

The chair of the nation’s second biggest party blamed President Moon for the confusion in society. Meanwhile, an internal feud continues at the center-left People’s Party ahead of a merger. Kim Min-ji gets us up to speed with the developments. The main opposition Liberty Korea Party claims the Moon administration’s Continue Reading

Hong Kong student protesters boycott first day of classes

again in Hong Kong thousands of Hong Kong students went on a unified class boycott and rallied peacefully for democracy after a violent weekend in Hong Kong full of burning barricades patrol bombs and tear gas let’s go over to our Kim Domini the new center for more on that Continue Reading

Hong Kong protests canceled as Joshua Wong arrested

Now to the latest on Hong Kong protests… a huge pro-democracy protest was scheduled this weekend to coincide with the anniversary of the Umbrella Movement a few years ago. But it’s been canceled at the last minute over security concerns. Lee Kyungeun has more. Calling off the demonstration planned for Continue Reading