Magazine launches 2010 Essay Competition for Students: “Is China’s Growth Sustainable?”

The Diplomat, an international current affairs magazine for the Asia-Pacific region, has announced the launch of its 2010 Essay Competition. The contest invites university students to write a short piece exploring sustainable development in the region, with the chance of winning a trip to Tokyo to report on the upcoming Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation (APEC) summit.
Entrants are asked, “is it realistic to believe that APEC’s largest member, China, can grow rapidly and sustainably?”
Open to students aged between 18 and 25 from APEC member countries, the competition gives the author of the winning entry a rare opportunity to join The Diplomat in covering the APEC summit, being held November in Yokohama, which will culminate in the APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting – the largest of its kind in the region, bringing together world leaders from across the Pacific Rim. The winner will meet delegates, conduct interviews and attend press conferences. In addition, they’ll receive round-trip tickets to Tokyo, hotel accommodation and a daily stipend for the length of the summit. . The winning essay will also be published on The Diplomat’s website.
First runner-up will win a $1500 gift card for Apple, and second runner-up a $500 gift card at online store Amazon.

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