[Editor's note: the English version of post was first posted on Huffington Post and can be found here; and the Chinese version can be found on Guancha.cn here] SHANGHAI -- A few weeks ago at the Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore, Shinzo Abe made a bold pitch to Asia to buy in on a new type of Japanese leadership. According to Mr. Abe, the peace that is at the foundation of … [Read more...] about Why Asia Should Say No to Mr. Abe’s Vision of International Law for Asia
This is a belated post. I have been busy with a project at work the last couple of weeks... Still, I believe what I have to say is still relevant. It appears that the student protest occupying the Legislative Yuan the last 2-3 weeks is coming to an end. Depending on which media you read, the significance of the protest meant different things. Some think this is just a … [Read more...] about Taiwan’s Student Mob?
That's what I said to my parents-in-law who asked me to explain the "market" behavior that turns on every bit of news. To the ordinary people, American or Chinese or anyone else, the "market" is hard to explain/understand. That's because it really is nuts/bonkers/crazy/insane/irrational. This is NOT some "rational market", because this "market" of today responds to … [Read more...] about “Capitalism Has Gone Nuts!”
Two weeks back, Russia Today broke a story with the title "China employs 2 million analysts to monitor web activity." From that, we get a plethora of dark articles about how bad the Chinese government is. For example, from the BBC, we get an article titled "China employs two million microblog monitors state media say": More than two million people in China are employed by … [Read more...] about Shadows of Censorship? Really???
Recently, Zack brought to our attention a great article at Asia Times by Thorsten Pattberg, who is a Research Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Humanistic Studies at Peking University. Pattberg dedicated his life to study Chinese philosophy, political thoughts, and culture in their original meanings. He concludes: Western people are curious like all the people of the world. … [Read more...] about On the Importance of Understanding Chinese Thoughts using Chinese Terminologies