When talking with a woman on another continent, there are a lot of topics of conversation that come easily: hobbies and interests, movies and music, family and friends. But when it comes to current events, the day-to-day happenings in Asia are so physically far removed from your life that it can be difficult to know what’s going on. Here are four news sources that will catch you up on the biggest stories that are happening in your lady’s region of the world.
1. The New York Times – Asia Pacific
Arguably the most respected newspaper in the US, the Times uses its extensive resources to put expert reporters on the ground throughout the world’s largest continent as well. For China-specific news, pay attention to the Sinosphere blog. Did you know Furious 7 just became China’s most successful movie ever?
2. Asia News Network
Asia News Network’s tagline is “We Know Asia Better,” and it’s hard to disagree. Composed of publications including the China Daily, the Vietnam News, the Jakarta Post and the Korean Herald, the Asia News Network has the whole continent covered. When it comes to local coverage with a local understanding, no one does it better.
3. BBC News – Asia
When it comes to international news reporting, there might not be an English-language publication in the world that tops the BBC. In addition to the news of the day, BBC Asia produces deep, long-form stories that dive headfirst into topics surrounding Asian cultures. If you’re looking to truly understand a specific country or region, look no further.
4. The Wall Street Journal – Asia Business News
If you’re a businessman, you likely read the WSJ to stay on top of domestic business news. You may not know, however, that the Journal also has top-notch coverage of global markets, as well. Not only will the WSJ tell you about news in Asia, it will tell you what it means for your stock portfolio.
If you spend a few minutes reading up on current events from the East every morning, we guarantee you’ll impress your Asian lady with a knowledge of her culture. It shows that you’re smart, inquisitive and caring.