If a survey is conducted in the West about the Opium Wars, very few would know about them today. Even the few who actually know about them will likely not hold the Brits and other Western powers responsible. The reason is because the West has been whitewashing this history. Case in point was the 1997 Hong Kong hand-over. The Western media spent virtually no time educating … [Read more...] about New national story or not, Orville Schell and John Delury’s article whitewashes Western atrocities
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?
I thought this was a very accurate characterization by Orville Schell via an op-ed on China Daily of the "dysfunctional" investment relationship between China and the U.S. at the moment. My interpretation? On one hand, China welcomes investment with open arms; think Intel, GM, Caterpillar, and even Google investing in China. That creates tons of jobs in China. American … [Read more...] about Orville Schell on China Daily, “Challenges investors face in US, EU”