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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.
October 9, 2023
Visa-free travel tips for Chinese coming to Thailand
In September, Thailand removed visa requirements for Chinese citizens, allowing them to buy a ticket at a moment's notice and stay for 30 days.
September 30, 2023
Blackpink contract drama shows power of idol groups
After three of its four members announced that they won't be renewing their contracts with record label YG Entertainment, the future of the K-pop sensation Blackpink has been thrown into uncertainty.
September 18, 2023
Extreme weather could get worse
As we near the end of the summer, climate scientists warn that the unprecedentedly high temperatures and weather disasters we have seen this year can be considered the "new normal."
September 5, 2023
Intolerant media is fueling hate crimes in US
In two weeks, vicious attacks occurred on opposite coasts in the U.S. While they were directed against different groups, both were spurred by the same climate of hate that is being spread by parts of the media.
August 28, 2023
​What's at stake in the writers' strike
Streaming services and the promise of AI's potential have overhauled the media ecosystem and created a raft of issues for production studios and writers.
August 18, 2023
Esports: From the Asian Games to the Olympics?
With esports due to get a major boost this summer thanks to its inclusion at the upcoming 2022 Asian Games in Hangzhou, we ask, will they likely ever be featured at the Olympics?
August 14, 2023
US should take credit downgrade as a warning
Having a rating of AA+ is not a crisis. But the negative trend is concerning. The problem did not arise yesterday, and it will not go away tomorrow. The U.S. should take it as a warning and a call to act now.
August 1, 2023
We misunderstand what AI really is
The initial fascination with AI has dulled as what was once fresh has become boring, and what we once thought was doing the impossible has been exposed for its flaws.
July 24, 2023
US student debt forgiveness plan won't solve the problem
President Biden's new repayment plan for federal student loans only addresses the symptoms, not the underlying problem. Students still have to borrow so much money to pay for college.
July 17, 2023
Climate change fans the flames: The escalating threat of wildfires
As wildfires intensified by climate change trigger a crisis of extreme haze, governments worldwide must cooperate on climate change to mitigate the escalating threat.
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