Tuesday, November 10, 2015

We are moving: New posts will be shown on YIN YANG ZONE

Pan Asian  Anchor blog is on indefinite hiatus.

All new posts will now be posted on my older blog Realityzone A New Era.

Which is now titled YIN YANG ZONE.

Hope you come over to take a peek behind the curtain.

Tao Dao Man

Thursday, November 5, 2015

$1.6M Chinese Aid For Afghan Quake Victims

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Monday, October 26, 2015

President says Indonesia intends to join TPP trade deal


Iran to join BRICS New Development Bank – report


U.S. Military Used Christian NGO as Front for North Korea Espionage

U.S. Military Used Christian NGO as Front for North Korea Espionage:

Humanitarian International Services Group, or HISG, won special praise from the president for having demonstrated how a private charity could step in quickly in response to a crisis. “In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina,” read Hiramine’s citation, “HISG’s team launched a private sector operation center in Houston that mobilized over 1,500 volunteers into the disaster zone within one month after the hurricane.”

But as the evangelical Christian Hiramine crossed the stage to shake hands with President Bush and receive his award, he was hiding a key fact from those in attendance: He was a Pentagon spy whose NGO was funded through a highly classified Defense Department program.

Friday, October 23, 2015

Haze Blankets SE Asia

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Thursday, October 22, 2015

Minority Rights in India

Friday, October 9, 2015

Whale meat on menu at Japan fest


Game On! For Abe in Asia By Peter Lee


The Biggest Winner From TPP Trade Deal May Be Vietnam


There will be no TPP. 
The truth and the lies lay in the details.

Vietnam and the other ten lackeys in the TPP should think twice before they are a penny wise and a Yuan foolish. 

TPP is a  multinational corporatista coup.
It is more about containing China, and furthering US crony corporate capitalism than it is about trade.

Tao Dao Man 

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Seoul reconsidering TPP


South Korea already has a sovereignty problem with the US when it comes to their military in case of war.
Is Korea now willing to give up their  financial sovereignty?
I hope Korea thinks long and hard on this decision, and tells the TPP to take a hike.
TPP is the financial boot for Obama's Pivot to Asia.
It has more to do with containing China than it does with trade.

Extreme Heat Kills Over 1300 in India.

China’s yuan joins top 4 global currencies, replacing Japanese Yen


Thursday, September 24, 2015

South Korea's Spam - orama for Chuseok (Korean Thanksgiving)


One of the many different gift boxes Koreans give as presents for Chuseok.

From cosmetics, canned meat or fish, fruit, and other products.

Of course alcohol gift boxes are very popular, as Koreans are hard drinking alcoholics.

Cracks Form in G-7 View on Yuan Path to Reserve-Currency Status


The cost of shopping for Chuseok (Thanksgiving) in South Korea

I go to the traditional market. This one is in Seoson. It is near to where we live when we are in Korea for 7 months out of the year.
The people are very friendly, everything is spotlessly clean and fresh.
To me this is the real Korea. I love going there on a weekly basis. Even if its just to walk around and have lunch.

This is from KBS NEWS WORLD.
As you can see, the other reason to go there is price.

A study by a consumer organization shows that South Korean four-member families need to spend an average of 230-thousand won to prepare for the Chuseok holiday.
The Korea National Council of Consumer Organizations conducted a study on the prices of 24 popular Chuseok grocery items sold at 90 markets and supermarkets in Seoul.
The study found that four-member families will spend an average of about 233-thousand won, or approximately 195 U.S. dollars, to buy Chuseok groceries at supermarket chain stores.
Traditional markets were shown to be the most affordable for Chuseok shopping, requiring an average of 170-thousand won, or some 142 U.S. dollars. Local supermarkets averaged 200-thousand won, or nearly 168 U.S. dollars.
Livestock and fishery prices have gone up this year. The costs of yellow croaker fish and beef have jumped 56 percent and 12 percent, respectively, compared to last year, but prices for most fruits and vegetables are lower.