Saw an interesting blog of some brave woman who took great risks of taking a picture of 2 Uyghur 'protesters' before they got shot Chinese police. It even have a colorful story with it: Writer Matthew Teague photographed these Uygur men, advancing upon Chinese forces, moments before they were shot. Many people carry cameras these days. Some have uncommon courage. On page 36 … [Read more...] about (Letter from pug_ster) National Geographic got into the propaganda act?
(Letter from justkeeper) Understanding China geopolitically
I just came across this old post on Sun-Bin:http://sun-bin.blogspot.com/2008/10/john-mauldins-geopolitics-of-china.html, which I am sure most of you must have read, most of the points in that article are valid and verifiable, but there are two I believe to be particularly helpful in understanding the mindset of Chinese people and considerations of Chinese leaders in their … [Read more...] about (Letter from justkeeper) Understanding China geopolitically
(Letter from TonyP4) Tsien Hsue-Shen, the father of China’s missiles.
He passed away at 98. The description of his life in Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Qian_Xuesen. I just finished a book on him by Iris Chang. It is translated from English to Chinese. A very fascinating life. 99.9% chance he was not a communist when he was in US. He was a dedicated scientist. The joke of the century is the witch hunt of communists in US and … [Read more...] about (Letter from TonyP4) Tsien Hsue-Shen, the father of China’s missiles.
(Letter from pug_ster) China’s 4 billion Investment in Afghanistan: Nation building?
http://worldblog.msnbc.msn.com/archive/2009/10/14/2098654.aspx It looks China's investment policy toward many African countries is taking root in Afghanistan. It is the usual kind of investment; building roads, schools, railway, hospitals, telecoms, etc... in exchange for copper in Aynak mines. Given the poverty rate in Afghanistan, this is something badly needed there. In … [Read more...] about (Letter from pug_ster) China’s 4 billion Investment in Afghanistan: Nation building?
(Letter from TonyP4) Nobel Peace Prize
Gladly we accept Nobel Prize for Obama. For nothing he did during his nomination. Potentially he holds the key for peace. By not pressing the button to send nuclear missiles to destroy the world, Or not sending the nuclear carrier to enforce his kingdom. Or buying peace with money like no tomorrow. Practically Deng saved a million from starving every year. Not a … [Read more...] about (Letter from TonyP4) Nobel Peace Prize