Slate/Intelligence Squared appears to be planning an interesting live debate on March 13 - with Orville Schell and Peter Schiff arguing for the motion in the title and Ian Bremmer and Minxin Pei against. Details of the debate can be found at the slate and intelligence squared websites. The intelligence squared site - in particular - features a good and interesting set of … [Read more...] about Democracy Is Ruining Capitalism – Does China Do Capitalism Better Than America?
For the last three weeks, we witnessed something extraorgdinary in the Egypt. A unpopular leader is finally brought down by revolts in the street. A gallant people finally brought a hated tyrrant down to his knees. Yet, if one really think about it, even by the most optimistic of figures, at most (perhaps) one million people at one time or another added together protested … [Read more...] about The Narrative on the Egyptian “Uprising” / “Revolution”
The following is a translation of an op-ed published published in China Review News. May 27, 2010 – Opinion: the Foxconn Incident is a Reflection of the Growing Pains Associated with China’s Traditional Mode of Development The recent spate of suicides at Foxconn in China has brought unprecedented attention to this major international manufacturing subcontractor of electronics … [Read more...] about Opinion: the Foxconn Incident is a Reflection of the Growing Pains Associated with China’s Traditional Mode of Development
According to an article from the Wall Street Journal two weeks ago, China will face three major problems in the coming years. The problems involve: the nation's changing demographics, the increasing strain on energy and environmental resources, and widening social inequalities between the rich and poor. … [Read more...] about China's Hazy Future?