One of the great pleasures I derive from blogging here is receiving feedback from knowledgeable and thoughtful readers. One such reader — a person who has asked not to be identified — wrote in to correct my Dec. 11 post about American misperceptions of Chinese economic might. As you’ll recall, I linked to a post […]
Note: I have updated this post here. Excellent post from James Fallows pointing out that a new Pew report shows that 44 percent of Americans think that the “top global economic power” is China. Just 27 percent of respondents correctly picked the U.S. Yes, China owns a lot of American T-bills. And yes, China’s economy […]
WSJ: “Myanmar’s Neighbors Advance Pipeline Project” HSIPAW, Myanmar — China and its neighbors are moving ahead on a multibillion-dollar oil-and-gas pipeline project that promises to greatly enhance the financial strength of Myanmar’s military regime and boost its political clout in Asia. That promise comes as the U.S. is seeking new ways to weaken Myanmar’s regime, […]
Don’t miss award-winning journalist and author — not to mention uber-blogger — James Fallows discussing all things China and technology-related on the Sept. 2 installment of the Motley Fool podcast. You can find the 25-minute episode here. Fallows, a correspondent for the Atlantic Monthly, recently returned to the US after living in China for several […]
President Bush’s foreign policy speech here in Bangkok this morning focused on China and Myanmar. Wall Street Journal: U.S. President George W. Bush expressed his concern about the fate of political dissidents in China and his determination to bring an end to the “tyranny” of the military regime in Myanmar a day before he is […]
Here’s a snip from an Andrew Jacobs story in today’s IHT: In little more than 100 days, this city will open its arms to an unprecedented deluge of foreigners, many of whom will be pleasantly surprised by the dizzying array of designer boutiques, painfully hip martini bars and libertine pastimes not readily associated with an […]
That’s the subject of my latest Globorati post.
Hi, all. I’m back. I have a story at Tripmaster Monkey today about Asia’s craziest buildings. Enjoy (and leave a comment at the bottom of the article, if you like).
My buddy Ben P., an ex-roommate from college days, is an American climate scientist who lives in Melbourne. He recently visited Beijing; here’re some snips from his amusing observations: Traffic: Shocking! We found that the 10 km trip from central Beijing out to our hotel could take 1-1.5 hours during rush hour. Drivers appeared to […]
The AP’s Audra Ang reports that foreign English teachers in China are increasingly encountering occupational hazards: It’s a new twist on globalization: For decades, Chinese made their way to the West, often illegally, to end up doing dangerous, low-paying jobs in sweatshop conditions. Now some foreigners drawn by China’s growth and hunger for English lessons […]