38 North (May 25 2016): Why German Unification Is Not a Model for Korean Unification

38 North (May 25 2016): Why German Unification Is Not a Model for Korean Unification

Timtuaviet blog (11/29/2010): permalink

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IEEE Spectrum – Robert W. Lucky (Nov 29 2010):
Black Swans – What if Gaussian engineering is clear, simple,
and wrong?

Wikipedia: Germany Reunification 1990

[Wiki: The united Germany is considered to be the enlarged continuation of the Federal Republic and not a successor state. As such, it retained all of West Germany’s memberships in international organizations including the European Community (later the European Union) and NATO, while relinquishing membership in the Warsaw Pact and other international organizations to which only East Germany belonged.]

Xin mời đọc một trong những “filters” bổ túc cho bài này:

The Telegraph (May 28 2016):  South Korea News

The Guardian (Oct 9 2015): Costly and complicated – why many Koreans can’t face reunification

[…(Ultimately), one of President Park’s toughest challenges appears to be convincing South Korea’s younger generations that unification is indeed a bonus rather than a potential calamity. Estimates of the cost of reunification range from $50bn (£32bn) to more than $3tn. ]

War News Updates (June 24 2010): North Korea Is Demanding $65 Trillion In War Reparations From The U.S. 

[The war started on June 25, 1950, with a North Korean invasion approved by the then-Soviet dictator Josef Stalin.]

Synonym.comWhat Happened to Korea After Japan Lost Control of It at the End of WWII?

Sparknotes: THE KOREAN WAR (1950-1953) timeline 

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Übergizmo (May 9 2016): The New Yorker Includes Augmented Reality Cover On Its Magazine

Übergizmo  (May 9 2016): The New Yorker Includes Augmented Reality Cover On Its Magazine 

[Trích “Tin đáng xem 2016 quí 2”]

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—  Video (Feb 18 2013) by Aeonsparx Interactive – BMW Z4 Augmented Reality for magazine cover
— Wired (4/20/2016): I Went Inside Magic Leap’s Mysterious HQ. Here’s What I Saw
— [Bạn không có số báo giấy New Yorker đặc biệt dành cho app Augmented Reality? Dùng  hình số báo online (desktop) liên quan cũng được.] Xin giử hình này trên Desktop để thí nghiệm tiếp. Trên mobile (chúng tôi dùng iPad) cài đặt app Uncovr từ nguồn Google Play hoặc App Store Bạn khỏi phải mất nhiều thì giờ tìm app. Trên mobile, bạn có ít nhất là App Store. Tại Android phone, bạn có Google Play. Nếu bạn chưa có Uncovr app trên mobile, bạn có thể dùng e-mail gởi đến gmail (account của bạn) trên mobile cái link về ‘download Uncovr app’ như 2 cái links vừa đưa cho bạn (nếu bạn đọc bài này trên Desktop) để mở ra (cài đặt) tại mobile. Sau khi bạn có Uncovr app tại mobile và hình online của số báo đặc biệt New Yorker, đây là lúc thử xem Augmented Reality. Dùng mobile (my iPad) – với camera mặt sau không bị che khuất – OPEN UNCOVR và hướng camera về bức hình New Yorker trên Desktop (khoảng cách độ một foot sao cho màn ảnh được choáng đầy). Không lâu sau, hiệu ứng – hoạt náo – hiện ra chồng lên ảnh thật.
— Hôm qua 5/25/2016, trước khi đi ngủ, chúng tôi đã cài Uncovr vào một Android phone để hoàn tất cuộc thí nghiệm “UNCOVER trên mobile + đặc san New Yorker Augmented Reality”. Giờ này, chỉ trong tích tắc, kết quả cho thấy iPad và Android có cài đặt UNCOVR đều cho kết quả tốt. Câu hỏi kế tiếp là: “Trong tương lai New Yorker có cho ra app Augmented Reality mới không?”
— Ghi chú: Bạn không cần mở WIFI (connection OFF) trên mobile.

 

Asia Sentinel (May 25 2016): Waiting for Obama

Asia Sentinel  (May 25 2016):  Waiting for Obama

[Ai bảo có gặp được Obama mới viết một bài luận hay? (Sài Gòn chào đón Obama)]

epub linkWaiting for Obama” | Với iPad, bạn tải xuống epub file và mở với iBooks

MakeTechEasier:  4 Ways To Read EPUB Books Online  (Đọc file epub trên trình duyệt FireFox với EPUBReader là một chọn lựa thích hợp)

Nguyễn Ngọc Tư  (June 4 2016) — Khách đến chơi nhà 

epub linkKhách đến chơi nhà” | Với iPad, bạn tải xuống epub file và mở với iBooks

NYT – videos (May 25 2016): A Look Back at Obama’s Visit to Vietnam

(3-day visit in Vietnam: May 23 – 25  2016)

Asia Maritime Transparence Initiative (May 20 2016):EDCA and the Projection of U.S. Air Power in the South China Sea

 

Asia Maritime Transparence Initiative  (May 20 2016): EDCA and the Projection of U.S. Air Power in the South China Sea

“The A-10Cs were part of a Pacific Command Air Force rotational deployment in the Philippines, which included eight aircraft and 200 personnel in total.”

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Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative (May 26 2016):  Hard Power Meets Soft: Obama’s Visit to Vietnam

The Aviationist >> Search Results >> Warthog A-10

Business Insider (April 26 2016):  Congress wants the Air Force to prove the F-35 can take over for the A-10

— [Có lẽ sẽ không có gì ngạc nhiên nhiều nếu “tin mật” bị lộ ra là Việt Nam rất muốn xem mắt A-10 (chống hải tặc đông người, nó là số một). (Wiki — improved avionics; 30mm  Gatling cannon; combat radius: ~460km with 10 – 30 minutes combat; ferry range: ~4150 km with 20 minutes reserve)]

Business Insider (6/6/2016): There’s one reason the A-10 Warthog is irreplaceable

— U.S. Air Force website  (September 22 2015):  A-10 Thunderbolt II – Fact sheets 

“… and the GAU-8/A 30mm cannon, capable of firing 3,900 rounds per minute to defeat a wide variety of targets including tanks.”

— War Is Boring (Dec 17 2013): Stuka and Sturmovik — The Aircraft That Inspired the A-10

C-5-and-A-10s-2The Aviationist (April 08 2014) » Size matters: two A-10s and a C-5 on the ramp at Westover Air Reserve Base

Nikkei Asian Review (May 28 2016): G-7 stirs China’s ire with statement on disputed waters 

[…Hua suggested that the G-7, as a platform for discussing the global economy, “should focus on economic and development issues of global concern.”]

Phys.org (May 19 2016): NIST forensic scientist helps Vietnamese counterparts identify wartime remains

Phys.org  (May 19 2016): NIST forensic scientist helps Vietnamese counterparts identify wartime remains

Phys.org – ” In a Hanoi, Vietnam, hotel conference room, Mike Coble led a group of scientists through a series of calculations. Coble’s presentation was heavy on the statistics, and this created a lot of work for the translators. It took two of them, working tag-team, to keep up.

Asia Sentinel (May 18 2016):With Obama Coming, Viet Leaders in a Dilemma

 Asia Sentinel (5/18/2016):  With Obama Coming, Viet Leaders in a Dilemma  

“…The main question is: will the US lift its arms embargo (IBT: Obama Asia Trip 2016: President Obama’s Vietnam Visit Signals Tighter Economic Ties With Former Wartime Foe) on Vietnam? Human rights is always the problem. Bloodied protesters do not augur well at at time like this, though it is likely Washington would have had a few things to say in any case. For China, closer relations and arms sales also do not augur well.”

Daily Marverick – South Africa (May 12 2016):  Obama weighs lifting Vietnam arms embargo

” Recent preparatory visits by US-based arms contractors (Boeing and  Lockheed Martin) to Vietnam focused on the sale of less controversial maritime surveillance and patrol hardware.”

Nghiên cứu quốc tế  (May 20 2016):  Khả năng Mỹ bỏ cấm vận vũ khí với VN có gây quan ngại?

“… Cuối cùng, vũ khí mà Việt Nam nhập từ Mỹ, nếu có, nhiều khả năng sẽ mang tính phòng ngự hơn là tấn công. Quả thực, ở thời điểm hiện tại, sự quan tâm của Việt Nam dường như tập trung vào việc mua các tàu tuần tra, radar ven biển và máy bay tuần thám từ Mỹ để củng cố năng lực hàng hải của mình nhằm đối phó với sự bành trướng của Trung Quốc trên Biển Đông. Những khí tài này thường không quá đắt, và không tạo ra vấn đề lớn về tính tương thích đối với Việt Nam.”

The View from Taiwan (May 3 2016): DPP: 2 steps forward, 1.9 steps backward Redux

The View from Taiwan (May 3 2016)  :   DPP: 2 steps forward, 1.9 steps backward Redux

Lettres de Taïwan  (May 16 2016):  Tsai Ing-wen et l’ombre de Chiang Ching-kuo

Bà Thái Anh Văn sẽ nhận chức Tổng thống Đài Loan trong tháng Năm 2016. Mời đọc bài này nói về cựu Tổng thống Tưởng Kinh Quốc.

Asialyst (May 17 2016):  Taïwan : Chen Shui-bian invité au banquet d’investiture de Tsai Ing-wen 

(May 25 2016):  Chine : Tsai Ing-wen est “extrémiste car célibataire”, selon un officiel chinois

Taipei Times  (May 17 2016):  Chen Shui-bian warned not to attend state banquet 

Asia Sentinel  (May 19 2016):  Taiwan’s Outgoing President May Face Charges  

New Bloom Mag  (May 20 2016):   Time to celebrate after Tsai celebration? Or time to rain on Tsai parade?

For much the same reasons, Taiwan’s democracy movement would be left out of the performance altogether and the performance ending after a depiction of a wave of Southeast Asian immigration and of the 1960s. If the inclusion of Southeast Asian immigrants in a narrative of Taiwanese history would be a step towards pluralism, notably Southeast Asian immigrants were represented exclusively by Vietnamese—ironic considering present circumstances in Vietnam of mass protest against environmentally damaging Taiwanese-owned companies which would be a damper in any attempt to build ties with Vietnam through the New Southwards Policy but also perhaps indicating Tsai’s desire to build ties with Vietnam.

(May 13 2016):

Why is Nobody in Taiwan Talking About Mass Fish Die-Offs in Vietnam? 

Asialyst – Revue de presse Taïwan | Taipei Times (14 juin 2016): Quelle politique face aux “efforts de réunification” de la Chine ?

Defense One (May 11 2016): Pentagon Shakes Up Silicon Valley Outreach

 

LinkPentagon Shakes Up Silicon Valley Outreach 

“DIUx (Defense Innovation Unit Experimental) serves as a matchmaker, finding interesting technologies and trying to pair them to buyers within the Defense Department, or finding defense technologies that could attract interest in Silicon Valley…”

Fast Company  (May 14, 2016):  The Silicon Valleys Of The World: Asia Edition 

TechinAsia  (May 13, 2016):  Indonesia is building a digital city from scratch 

TechinAsia  (May 3, 2016):  India’s Silicon Valley will die in 5 years, says top scientist

TechinAsia  (May  12, 2016):  In a small town in India, this startup has made millions

“She’s (my daughter) my best resource,” Rohith says. “If someone wants to create something, they should just look at a problem that the people they know are facing and see if they can come up with a simple solution.”

Quartz – India  (May 16, 2016):  Is it time for founders of Indian unicorns to step down?

Asia Maritime Transparence Initiative (May 10 2016): Taipei’s Risky Agreement with Beijing on Okinotorishima

Link: Taipei’s Risky Agreement with Beijing on Okinotorishima | Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative  

okinotorishima2Wiki Okinotorishima Island

Taipei Times  (May 26 2016):     Japan Coast Guard pulling back from Okinotori waters

 

itu-aba-5(May 27 2016): How Taipei Should Handle the Tribunal Ruling on the South China Sea | Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative 

[…The best outcome of the case for Taiwan would be no ruling at all on Taiping’s (Itu Aba Island) status. ]

Forbes  (May 31 2016): New Taiwan Leadership Takes Tough Stance On Disputed South China Sea

FONOP  Freedom of Navigation Operationn in the Spratley Islands

Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative (5/6/2016): Has Taiwan Implicitly Clarified the U-Shape Line?

— Link: Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative (5/6/2016): Has Taiwan Implicitly Clarified the U-Shape Line?  

” If the Permanent Court of Arbitration either invalidates the Chinese nine-dash line or narrows the possible legal interpretations of the line, it will provide other claimants and partners like the United States with powerful political leverage against Beijing. This in turn has led to pressure on Taiwan to clarify its own claim of the U-shaped line…”

itu-aba-6FONOP: Freedom of Navigation Operation in the Spratley Islands

tri-ton-daohttp://giaoduc.net.vn/Quoc-te/Tai-sao-My-lai-chon-quan-dao-Hoang-Sa-de-ra-tay-post165423.gd

—  The National Interest  (June 2 2015): Taiwan Can’t Save the South China Sea

(May 11 2016): How America Picks Its Next Move in the South China Sea  [FONOP]

—  The View from Taiwan  (April 25 2015):  China’s South China Sea Records are Fakes

—  The View from Taiwan  (May 26 2015):  President Ma proposes South China Sea peace initiative to collective yawn  

—  Philstar Global  (1/28/2016): Philippines warns Taiwan for increasing tensions in disputed sea 

Asialyst   (5/10/2016):   Philippines : Duterte élu président, veut réécrire la Constitution

Asia Sentinel   (5/9/2016):  Davao and the President the Philippines Might Get  

The American Interest  (5/10/2016):  The Philippines’ New President 

—  South China Morning Post  (5/10/2016): Taiwanese group intervenes in South China Sea court battle 

Defense One  (May 6 2016):   What’s New in the Pentagon’s China Report? More than Passing Mention of Fake Islands