We have talked about media bias against China, Chinese culture, and Chinese people a lot here. Almost every day, you hear stories about how China is doing illicit things ... or creating demands for illicit products. We hear about China polluting the world, "flooding" the world with steel or solar panels or electronics or toys, etc. Of course, we rarely hear about the social … [Read more...] about Damned if you do, Damned if you don’t
More people (even Professor Francis Fukuyama) seem to be waking up to the fact that populist democracy controlled by money (let’s call it Democracy with a big dee) is a political cul-de-sac. However, just as otherwise enlightened individuals such as Galileo and Newton dare not deny the existence of God, modern-day Democracy skeptics are hesitant to challenge its sanctity. … [Read more...] about Second Enlightenment – Debunking Democracy
Recently a story by Peter Simpson of Daily Mail UK made waves in the conservationist circle, that wealthy Chinese businessmen, as many as 100, are paying upwards of $80,000US to hunt endangered polar bears into extinction with this headline, "Rich Chinese Thrill Seekers Paying £50,000 for ‘trip of a lifetime…’ to kill endangered polar bears." The Daily Mail then followed up … [Read more...] about Examining The Non-Existent “Rich Chinese Hunting Polar Bear” Story
Many in the West have tried to coax China to act more "responsibly." But is it possible for China to ever act "responsibly"? I don't think so - not because China is inherently not "responsible," but because an "irresponsible" China is born out of the imagination of an insecure West. In this atmosphere, the only way for the West to deem China to be "responsible" is for China to … [Read more...] about Is it Ever Possible for the West to See a “Responsible” China?
From August 6-9, southern Taiwan was hit with the worst typhoon in 50 years. Per the Associated Press story: "Morakot dumped more than 80 inches (two meters) of rain on the island last weekend and stranded thousands in villages in the mountainous south. A total of 15,400 villagers have been ferried to safety, and rescuers are working to save another 1,900 people. The storm … [Read more...] about Can Ma Ying-jeou Weather the Storm?