Google issued a press release on their blog just a few hours ago pertaining to their operation in China. It is big news and will take some time to digest. I don't want to comment, just get the story out. … [Read more...] about Google – A New Approach to China
Shanghai Style: Pajamas in the Great Outdoors
It seems the long held social custom of Shanghainese to walk down the street in their pajamas is causing some discomfort to the organizers of the Shanghai World Expo scheduled for next year and a campaign has been started by the municipal government to end the practice. It's not that unusual to see middle aged women milling around on the street in their pajamas, or even … [Read more...] about Shanghai Style: Pajamas in the Great Outdoors
Can Ma Ying-jeou Weather the Storm?
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?
Chimerica: James Fallows & Niall Ferguson
This is the full session between Niall Ferguson and James Fallows at the recently held Aspen Ideas Festival. Allen had posted excepts and we promised you the complete discussion as soon as it became available. Niall Ferguson had coined the term "Chimerica" to describe the symbiotic relationship between the economies of China and the United States. He currently sees this … [Read more...] about Chimerica: James Fallows & Niall Ferguson
India: Friend, Enemy, or Both?
This article was printed in the People's Daily on June 19th. Since this is a state controlled publication, whatever is published will usually have the blessing of the CCP leadership. Chinese President Hu Jintao and India PM Manmohan Singh recently appeared together at the BRIC summit in Russia. Things seemed friendly enough at the time. What has changed since then? And why … [Read more...] about India: Friend, Enemy, or Both?