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<span lang ="en">Brazil’s oil problem</span>
Americas, Asia, Brazil, South Korea, U.S

Brazil’s oil problem

How the current pandemics and recent tendencies could shape the future of oil generation towards low-carbon clean energy substitutes in Brazil? Taking into consideration the rising and volatile prices of oil in the current uncertain scenario promoted by the COVID-19 pandemics, the experienced supply shock caused by industry lockdowns as well as a fragilized reputation of the Brazilian government, the proposed analysis consists in the elaboration of three scenarios around the strategy aim. In a year where the world, despite suffering from the pandemics, committed a record $501.3bi to decarbonization, in which companies, governments and households invested $303.5bi in new renewable energy capacity (BloombergNEF, 2021), the importance of considering the low-carbon energy transition...
The Korean cosmetics market: past, present and future
Asia, South Korea

The Korean cosmetics market: past, present and future

Author Camila Rocha Introduction and History: The fever of Korean songs and soap operas is booming in Brazil, but a new aspect of this country's culture is already beginning to emerge in Brazilian lands: to two cosmetics. This market, popularly known as K-Beauty, arrived in the country opposing the traditional American and European companies in the area. Much of the expansion of interest in these products is mainly due to two factors: the influence of K-idols - how popular Korean music singers are known, or K-pop - and their fashion styles, hair and makeup; and the viral of “Instagram”, where aspiring makeup artist of Korean descent Ellie Choi, who currently lives in Los Angeles, showed in a video your skin care routine of ten essential steps, alca...
Confucius and the Corona Virus
China, South Korea, Spain, U.S, Europe, Italy, Japan

Confucius and the Corona Virus

A man stands in a nearly empty street during the Chinese New Year holiday this week in Beijing, China. Getty Images Polemizando... Pointed times ours, of controversies, “fake news”, antagonisms and, about everything, of a lot of incomprehension. Locked at home, I read the article - "A global war" - that the chronicler Lourival Sant´ Anna published in Estadão do dia 29/03 regarding the divisions between countries as to the different ways in which they are facing the tragedy. He made the following observation about how East Asia is managing to curb the epidemic faster than the West: “... there was no need to force anything: common sense prevailed among the population and its religious leaders, who could not resist suspending their activities ”... Why is this happening? Is...
And the wave took
China, South Korea

And the wave took

Yesterday was a milestone in cinematography: a movie "Parasite", sul-Korean, was the first feature film in "foreign language" (read up: not in english) winning the Academy Award for Best Film. In simple terms, we witness the crest of a cultural wave that has been gradually covering the world to reach its highest level. Of course, the Chinese journalists who coined, in the years 90, o neologismo Kpop ("hánlú"; in Korean, "hallyu"), "korean wave", to refer to the wide diffusion of Korean products in your country did not imagine the proportions that the phenomenon they observed would take. What started as a series of policies cultural "protectionists" of South Korea would soon translate, in other asian countries, in a growing audience across the ...
Koreas get closer
North Korea, South Korea

Koreas get closer

Judging by the latest events in the tortuous process of rapprochement of the two Koreas, it looks like they're coming, Finally, to what matters ... And without the "blessings" by D.T ... (more…)
A happy day
North Korea, South Korea

A happy day

Yesterday was a happy day for all the paneta, beyond history. The meeting between Kim Jong-un and Moon Jae-in could open, wait-se, a new chapter in the history of the two Koreas. After so many threats, and so many bellicose attitudes, finally the possibility arose of ending a rancid chapter of the Cold War, with the implementation of a pending peace agreement since 1953. (more…)
Mr. Ambassador: the sport
North Korea, South Korea

Mr. Ambassador: the sport

We've seen this movie before: it was a table tennis match that opened the doors of the People's Republic of China to the United States, in the '71. Kissinger, in your book "On China"/"About to China", recalled that one day in April 1971, the young American athletes who participated in the table tennis team, met before Chinese Chancellor Zhou Enlai, in the Grand Palace of the People, and they heard the phrase: "you opened a new chapter in the relations between the Chinese and North American peoples". It was the beginning of everything ... Would History be teaching us the same lesson today with the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, in South Korea? Let's get to the facts: President Moon Jae-in has a long commitment to bring rapprochement between the two Koreas; since the times when you went to ...
Donald Trump and Asia: a fiasco?
China, South Korea, Japan

Donald Trump and Asia: a fiasco?

Donald Trump has just returned from a twelve-day tour of Asia, where he sought to build alliances with some leaders from Asian countries. Chose those with which bilateral agendas have become more complex since taking office, starting in Japan, continuing for South Korea and China. To crown, participated in the Summit of the "Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Forum"/APEC, in Da Nang, in Vietnam. (more…)