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 SNS Subscriber Edition Volume 17, Issue 10 Week of March 10, 2014 



Asia Letter, Q2 2014




In This Issue




Asia Letter, Q2 2014


Smart Cities: Urban
Development Planning in Asia

Environmental Social Governance:
Why Not?

Turkey and East Asia

Japan and Russia

China and Ukraine

Chinese Agricultural Imports: Abandoning Self-Sufficiency

The Problem That Won't Go Away

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    By Scott Foster, SNS Asia Editor [Tokyo]




We're looking forward to another terrific lineup of speakers at FiRe 2014, including Michael Dell, Dell Inc.; Chris Lewicki, Planetary Resources; Mark Hurd, Oracle; Vint Cerf, Google; Dr. Leroy Hood, Institute for Systems Biology; Glenn Lurie, AT&T; and many more. For details, and to register, see "Upcoming SNS Events" below.





Publisher's Note: Everyone knows that energy drives global politics unless something else does that week. As the planet watches Vladimir Putin send masked Russian infantry into Ukraine, the strategists are calculating natural gas supplies, prices, and pipelines to figure out the endgame.


This week, SNS Asia Editor Scott Foster takes a close and detailed look at country plans and hopes in the worlds of sustainability and energy, from vendor to customer, supply source to demand center. While some may find too much detail here, others will delight in their first exposure to who and what are really running things today in Asia, and which other parts of the world are involved.


Whether you are watching China in Turkey, Singapore's lead in Smart Cities, or the Japan-Russia defense pact, all of it ultimately keys off energy, all of it matters, and, in my view, all of it is fascinating and useful. mra.


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