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Mitchell Blatt
Mitchell Blatt (Facebook: @MitchBlattPolitics) is a columnist and writer based in Korea. He covers foreign affairs and culture, particularly issues related to Korea and East Asia politics. He has contributed to outlets like the South China Morning Post, the Korea Times, the Shanghai Daily, USA Today, Roads & Kingdoms, and China.org.cn. Read some of his articles at www.ChinaTravelWriter.com. Learn more at www.Mitchell Blatt.com.
January 9, 2024
China's fast growing coffee house market
Driven largely by the growth of domestic brands, China has surpassed South Korea as the country with the most branded coffee shops in the world.
December 28, 2023
UN recognition of Spring Festival is a positive step forward
Now that the U.N. has recognized the Spring Festival as a floating holiday, hopefully more of the organization's diverse staff can celebrate the festival this February.
December 18, 2023
COP28 climate funding is good news, but sustained efforts are needed
The adoption of an agreement to set up a "loss and damage" fund to help developing nations at COP28 is good news, but it still does not come close to meeting the overwhelming costs expected to be borne by developing countries.
December 11, 2023
What a recent AI content scandal says about media
In today's media landscape, journalists must carefully consider their skill sets in order to survive. They must develop a unique expertise and a well-liked style. Most of all, they must be able to adapt.
November 30, 2023
The gross consumerism of Black Friday
During holidays, perhaps what we really need is just being together with family and friends instead of impulsive shopping.
November 21, 2023
The dangerous responsibilities of an American cop
Being a police officer in America is already a dangerous job, and it is made more dangerous by the widespread proliferation of guns that our politicians have done nothing to stop.
November 13, 2023
Climate change alarm bells are ringing
In her new novel, author and environmentalist VJ Michaux imagines a future 300 years from now when nearly every corner of the globe is facing large-scale environmental climate disasters. How close will fact be to fiction?
November 6, 2023
Taylor Swift's lesson to creatives
The love Taylor Swift expresses toward her fans and toward her music offers a lesson for creatives in any medium and any genre.
October 20, 2023
Thwarted school shooting could have been much worse
Three high school students in Florida were arrested recently for posting threats against classmates in a group chat. Fortunately, the police take such actions much more seriously since the case of Columbine.
October 11, 2023
US House speaker removed in sign of congressional inability to govern
Despite former House Speaker Rep. Kevin McCarthy's strict adherence to a radical right-wing philosophy, he was still thrown overboard by his own party, making him the first House Speaker removed by a vote of their peers in the middle of their term.
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