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It's 10am in Chengdu's downtown area. With the early morning sun brightening the day, the place is not yet crowded, in the city where people are more relaxed and tend to stay out late and sleep in the next day.
After 2,000 years, ancient Chinese philosopher Confucian still dictates dating life in Korea -- well, sort of.
While Radical Islam is on the rise in Indonesia, it's not as if there’s a car bomb going off on every corner, or enraged crowds of jihadis attacking people on the street on a daily basis. For the most part, travel is pleasant in Indonesia, and the place isn't going to implode any time soon.
It's around 7am in Chengdu China, and we're boarding a train in the massive Chengdu station -- a major city of around 14 million people and capital of Sechuan, the province known for spicy food and beautiful women with hot tempers (some say it's because of the spicy food). We are boarding a train to the ancient city of Langzhong, a place that is still kept up to look much the way it did over 2,000 years ago. It's also the hometown of my wife's grandfather,
In global media, there's been a lot of talk about the pressure Korean women are under to be pretty. While that is sometimes true, it's not as bad as it might seem.
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WATCH CLIP: Is there pressure in Korea to be pretty? Yes, but it’s not...

In global media, there's been a lot of talk about the pressure Korean women are under to be pretty. While that is sometimes true, it's not as bad as it might seem.
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WATCH: Getting a job is hell for Korean young people

For Koreans just graduating high school and university, getting a job is not much easier than winning Olympic gold, and some young people would say they've worked almost as hard as this year's 2018 Winter Games athletes. But as the Games finish up, there are still over a million jobless young people, with the youth unemployment rate at 11 percent, and there's no sign of change ahead. 
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WATCH CLIP: Do Korean women want to look more Caucasian? This Seoul plastic surgeon...

While Korean women have been getting plastic surgery for over a decade, now procedures to transform their entire face -- not just a feature or two -- are becoming more popular, as Korean women...

North Korea: How U.S. sanctions will hurt ordinary people before they hurt Kim

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is a major human rights abuser, and treats his own people like insects -- squashing them when he needs to. But while many may applaud putting sanctions on him and his brutal regime, the sanctions likely won't hurt him at all. While Kim continues to keep fund his nuclear weapons program instead of feeding the impoverished population, ordinary North Koreans will get get hit the hardest.

Malaysia is de-programming terrorists’ brains. The U.S. could learn a lot from this.

Between the tragic sweep of hurricanes and media’s focus on the president’s Twitter feed, Donald Trump’s meeting with Malaysia’s Prime Minister Najib Razak late last year got lost. The media missed a key turning point in the war on terror in Asia. Trump and Razak have forged a new partnership that builds on Malaysia’s unique way of fighting terrorists.