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Lee Kwang-Soo To Depart Popular Korean Variety Show ‘Running Man’

Actor Lee Kwang-soo, affectionately known by the nickname “Prince of Asia,” is reportedly leaving the popular Korean variety show Running Man. Lee has been a cast member since the show began in 2010.  His agency, KingKong by Starship, has announced that his last show will be in May. According to his agency, the reason for his departure is t...
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Why Gaming Gear Company Razer Launched A $50 Million Fund For Green Startups

Singapore-based gaming gear company Razer has established a $50 million fund focused on environmentally-friendly startups as its peers across the tech space chase millennials and extra dollars by stressing eco-friendliness. The fund, called Razer Green Fund, emerges a month into Razer’s 10-year plan to “preserve nature and protect the environmen...
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Youn Yuh-Jung Makes History As First Korean Actress To Win Oscar

Actress Youn Yuh-jung made history at the 93rd Academy Awards when she became the first Korean actress to win the Best Supporting Actress award. Youn was the odds-on favorite to win the award for her role as the unconventional grandmother Soon-ja in the film Minari. On winning the award, Youn thanked her Minari family and Lee Isaac Chung, who wro...
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China’s Central Bank, Known As The ‘Central Mother,’ Calls For Relaxing Restrictions On Family Size

With the largest population and second-largest GDP on the planet, China’s economic juggernaut seems unstoppable to most observers, much like Japan some 30 years ago. But a recent working paper from the People’s Bank of China (PBOC), the country’s central bank, shows that policy makers are increasingly worried that the country’s rise could be stymie...
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‘King Of Power Drills’ Becomes Billionaire As Sales Soar Amid Covid Lockdowns

Roy Chung, a cofounder of power tools maker Techtronic Industries (TTI), has joined the ranks of the world’s billionaires with an estimated net worth of $1.1 billion, thanks to the recent rally in the company’s shares. Techtronic, which is known for its Milwaukee and Ryobi brand of cordless power tools, has seen its shares soar 244% since March...
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Jack Ma’s Asian Footprint: Is This The End Of The Investment Surge?

One of the most remarkable trends in Asia over the past decade has been the surge in investment from China’s fabled BAT companies—Baidu, Alibaba, Tencent—and many others as they cashed in on sky-high share valuations at home and placed big bets on e-commerce, payments, and social media startups across the region. Many of these minnows have become u...