Posts Tagged: China

Looking for Mid-Career Leaders interested in China!

If that title applies to you, then read on. Eisenhower Fellowships – an international leadership and exchange program for mid-career professionals – has a new partnership with the Chinese Ministry of Education. The Zhi-Xing China Eisenhower Fellowship is a four-week, fully funded professional and leadership development program for exceptional U.S. leaders, approximately 35-45 years old, who… Read more »

Global Communications: “Doomsday” Reactions from USA, China, Russia

“It’s the end of the world as we know it…and I feel fine.” – R.E.M. – Okay, so the world did not end last Friday afterall (take a deep breath and slowly exhale). Whew…what a relief. Now we can all take a “time out” to celebrate Christmas and ring in the New Year. That is,… Read more »

Astounding that US government is blissfully unaware of Internet of Things & its impact!

The Internet of Things — linking devices ranging from smartphones to cars’ computers to industrial sensors via the same Internet that we use — has been a technical reality since 2008 (more “things” than people are now connected), and by 2015 IBM predicts 1 TRILLION things will be linked. Yet it is impossible to find… Read more »

Bridging the language gap between English and Chinese speakers online

Here’s an Australian initiative addressing a key challenge in the Asia-Pacific area: bridge the culture and language gap between English and Mandarin speakers online. The Marco Polo Project is an internet platform where Chinese and English language learners collectively reference and translate Chinese writing for an international audience. The website combines the functions of an… Read more »

Friday Green Video: The Warriors of Qiugang

It’s Friday, and the Oscars are coming up. Normally that doesn’t mean much for a blog that focuses on green, but today that’s different. That’s because today we’re sharing an Academy Award-Nominated (2011) documentary about a heavily polluted area of China called Quigang. The Warriors of Qiugang “tells the story of how the villagers fought… Read more »

The Meaning of Wikileaks

Wikileaks does it again, publishing material that was meant to be classified and protected. People have called it treasonous and recommended legal action. Others have suggested a cloak-and-dagger approach to punish the guilty. President Obama has called for agencies to review their procedures for handling sensitive material. The general consensus among those in Government and… Read more »

CHINA HOSTS A PARTY

The World Expo 2010 in Shanghai expects to draw 70 million visitors between May 1 and Oct. 31. This World’s Fair showcases the exhibits of 189 nations costing China an estimated at $58 billion, surpassing the $42 billion spent on the Beijing Olympics. Shanghai invested heavily in infrastructure and security preparing for this event. (USAToday.com,… Read more »

Sorry, Can’t Hear You… There’s an Elephant in the Room

A trade summit with China last week neglected to address the most pressing trade problem facing our two nations head on: how to resolve the conflict surrounding the US’ tariff on Chinese-manufactured car tires, which (of course) is linked to their hitting us with a similar tariff on chickens. There’s nothing to do but escalate… Read more »

Buy America? Bye, American Jobs

Here’s the ultimate irony, one with dramatic consequences to US families: a federal policy to stimulate our flagging economy that actually puts more of our jobs at risk. “Buy American” provisions found within this year’s $788 billion stimulus spending package expose US workers in several manufacturing sectors to job loss. It’s that the stipulations of… Read more »