April 13, 2010

The Middlenuts Will Fail While The Wingnuts Prevail

Stuck in the middle, gummy bear version by furiousgeorge81 on Flickr. Marketing guru Seth Godin says you can't build an active, vibrant, or committed community around the center, that being "safe and beyond reproach" will fail.
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April 12, 2010

Is China Toning it Down?

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April 9, 2010

Thaw in US-China Relations Reflects a Mature US China Policy

hu-obama Obama’s recent moves reflect a greater understanding of how China sees itself in the world, an understanding that has eluded his administration until now.
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April 8, 2010

Why Doesn’t China Respect Life?

crime-china Many have asserted a lack of respect for life in today's China. Is this criticism valid, and if so, is it a natural product of recent economic and social change?
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April 7, 2010

People v. KFC: My 6-Hour Saga Over A Cheap Bucket Of Chicken

A Shanghai police motorcycle, outside a KFC.
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Someone Call a Language Cop – CCTV Says No Foreign Acronyms

Is the purity of the Chinese language under threat? One government official has won the first battle in the war against foreign acronyms.

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April 6, 2010

Escaping the Mines

This rescue is a miracle, and I’m sure the miners and their families are ecstatic, but China loses a hundred miners every year for each one they save. I’m no expert, but perhaps it’s time we started talking about why.

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April 5, 2010

Relative Inequality Is The Source Of All Of Society’s Ills

China's Growing Wealth Gap. If relative inequality is the underlying reason behind everything wrong in society, do we stop comparing the freedoms & rights Americans have versus the Chinese?
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April 4, 2010

The Fading Mythology of the Old China Hand

Service, Davies, Fairbank In the expat community, no one has been more beloved than the China Hand. But as China's economy has developed, the China Hand has been left behind.
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April 3, 2010

A War on “Westernization” in China

A McDonald's in China. "Westernization" is a meaningless word, & people need to stop using it. Here are three reasons why it's inaccurate and one reason why it is offending.
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