Last week, I ran across an interesting article in the Wall Street Journal about the stumbles Bill Gates' venerable $700 million effort to help eradicate Polio has taken in Africa. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is recognized as the largest charitable institution in history and perhaps the most important as well. Time Magazine recognized Bill and Melinda as the Most … [Read more...] about A More Holistic Approach to Improving the Human Condition
admin's note. The following is a blog post from 多维博客(h/t to Snow). Besides re-posting an article originally published on the Study Times (a weekly publication of the CCP's Central Party School) in 2008, it drew a vigorous debate among Chinese with nearly 300 comments (I hope that someone could translate them too), many of them are interesting. Although we posted the Chinese … [Read more...] about (Letter from btbr403) Translation:Can you provide an example to refute this senior fellow?
Bai Yansong (here's his biography), the famed CCTV anchor, was on a trip to film his travels and observations in the US, when he gave this following speech at Yale University recently. (Here is the original.) It has a "commencement speech" style to it and is of general interest. Here is a translation for your consumption. … [Read more...] about My Story and the Chinese Dream Behind It
For about two decades straight, day-and-night, 24/7, China has been the world's construction ground, with architectural marvels and giant infrastructure springing up at a swift rate and on an enormous scale. The Beijing Olympics set some ungodly tight deadlines on a few of these projects, but with sheer drive, massive manpower, capital investment, and the directive planning … [Read more...] about Recently completed mega-construction projects in China
I have enjoyed my few days so far in Beijing, all the feeling of a hexie society. However, that is only the superficial view of one man. According to this Tianya post (连接) from a mainland Chinese also overseas, the under-currents are not always so smooth. Many of those on TIanya, feeling their own discontent with society, applaud this post as being critical but balanced. … [Read more...] about “China feels very turbulent” – Part 2