Dambisa Moyo - Is China the new idol for emerging economies It is refreshing to see public intellectuals other than Eric X Li speak openly against the blind faith that most westerners place in their own brand of democratic governance and market capitalism (a faith that they attempt to impose on the rest of the world). However, I wanted to voice my skepticism on two of Moyo's … [Read more...] about African Economist Dambisa Moyo: Is China the new idol for emerging economies?
Image is indeed powerful. Following is a rare and frank talk, given by supermodel Cameron Russell, about her profession on TED. More importantly, she explains that 'beauty' in the West is a construct. As in any other society, beauty is often constructed to reflect attributes only attainable by the majority or dominant group. For those of us in the West not born with blond … [Read more...] about Supermodel Cameron Russell: “Image is Powerful” on TED
As Abigail Washburn shows us with her banjo and music, it's actually really easy to connect with the Chinese and yet be so captivating. What an awesome soul! When America throws her weight around with petty politics, she is squandering her privileged position to affect our world towards greater good. Judging from the audiences response, I guess I am encouraged her message … [Read more...] about Abigail Washburn: Building US-China relations … by banjo
Recently a TED video featuring Michael Anti on China's censorship seems to be making the rounds. I think Anti does bring some unique insights to the English speaking audience about China that we don't generally see in Western media; hence I am providing his video below. However, I think Anti can also be a stubborn ideologue who insist on viewing the world through ideological … [Read more...] about On Michael Anti: Behind the Great Firewall of China