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回应赵皓阳:知识错漏为你补上,品性问题还需你自己努力|广场|端传媒 Initium Media

最近名为赵皓阳的作者写了一篇题为《香港这座城市还有救吗》的文章,在中国内地广为流传。作者在浸会大学读过一年制的研究生,他形容香港学生“幼稚病”、跟“用爱发电”的台湾人一样“蠢”,批评香港学生会“假民主”,港生不懂殖民历史,香港基础教育质量比不过内地,学生质素“不足以在一个大市场中与大陆青年竞争”。同时,他认为香港社运是民众被蛊惑,“受西方价值观冲击”,上街游行可以获得“虚伪的满足感”,其实是用肉身在供养资本家。他表示,除了他,香港无人意识到地产问题才是香港真正的威胁。

从文章看来,赵的知识体系用一句话就可以概括:“所有问题的根源都是资本家吸血普通人”。如果要再复杂一点,那么不是“教育出了问题”,就是“年轻人太蠢被煽惑”,三板斧来回使用。而政治体制在他眼中有如不存在。

赵先生此文的问题不是他知识太匮乏,而是品性太差。用他的话来讲,他不是“蠢”,是“坏”。这种“坏”意在撩拨内地已有的“仇港”情绪,用虚构故事和错误事实制造中港矛盾。不仅如此,赵还在文章里流露出对精英阶层深深的向往(尽管他本人并不在列),和对普通人追求更好生活的鄙夷。这种“社会达尔文主义”思想的传播,从源头上试图抹去普通人抗争及争取权利的合法性。用赵先生的理论来讲,他所做的事,是在替权力和资本压榨普通人。知识问题我们可以为他补上,品性问题还需要他自己努力。

1985至1988年是台湾反公害运动和环保运动快速兴起的时期,当时的环保和反核人士中也有不少是民主运动的支持者,因此环保及反核力量也被视为对威权政府的挑战。这些挑战国民党的“党外人士”在1986年组成“民进党”,环保和反核是为党纲。

台湾公民社会不断针对能源转型进行不同论述、攻防,并无台湾人如同赵文所述“相信真的用爱可以发电”。当赵文指出,“更惊讶的是,这在台湾还真普遍有人买账,还真很多人觉得用爱发电这个概念好”时,其实台湾读者也很惊讶赵文有这种惊讶——这样理解一个口号,不是曲解,就是愚痴。

香港地产霸权的问题来自殖民时代的政商结构,而中国在香港回归后仍拒绝改革香港的殖民地式官商勾结政经结构,特首选举制度、立法会中的“功能组别”的设计,都是维持这一结构的具体表现,商界向来偏建制、支持政府决策,垄断的庞大资本力量与政治权力结合,成为最难打破的天花板。

中国恰恰是香港“双轨”土地制度的学习者。和土地私有的地方不同,香港土地所有权归政府所有(港英遗留)。港府通过售卖​​土地在规定期限的“使用权”予土地开发者或使用者,也就是内地所熟悉的“卖地”。

这是公民与政府之间一个复杂、多元的博弈过程。市民运用了民间宣传、网络联署、和平游行示威、非暴力不合作运动等多元方式,一起向政府表达民意。当然,香港相对成熟的公民社会也助力不少,这次不少教会和牧师、专业组织、行业协会也参与其中,人们尝试用各种新的方式进行连结。这不是乱,是人们在互动、连结、组织、发声。

如果有人看到这里还是不屑一顾,大概是觉得这些绝食行动看上去都没有“出事”,绝食者依然“安全”。这么想的人,请扪心自问自己的良心和人性去了哪里。牺牲当然不是一件必然的事,任何人也没有资格要求别人牺牲,抗争是表达反对观点的形式,而不是满足变态看客的一场好戏。

从写法上,这篇文章确实具备如今内地舆论场上常见的爆款文特点:一个耸动的标题、“我有一个朋友”式难辨真伪的举例、东拼西凑的数据和口语化的语言。这些都和备受争议的“咪蒙体”如出一辙。文章的文字粗劣,经不起推敲,但能在第一时间把握住大众的情绪。

内地大众本来就因为信息差无法了解到香港反送中游行的全貌,相关新闻只能在互联网的角落中流窜,在这样的时机,突然出现一篇洋洋洒洒几千字分析香港局势的文章,且作者传递的观点其实与自己曾接触过的观点相似,颇能给人一种恍然大悟之感,自然在墙内赚得了顶级流量。

赵先生的思路既把经济发展列为重中之重,又堵死普通人选举、游行的权利,这与中国执政者的思路如出一辙。1989年之后,“发展才是硬道理”成为被宣扬的价值观,经济发展成了政权合法性的来源。按照这个思路,经济发展最后落到普通人身上,只剩下一个选项:努力赚钱。

努力赚钱当然没有错,但背景是赵先生所讲的房地产资本家吸血,这意味著如赵先生所说年轻人(无论是香港的还是内地的)再努力也买不起房。那么努力赚钱为的是什么呢,为的是给资本家打工。赵先生的这套思路和价值观绕了一圈,就是为了忽悠普通人。
explained  debate  china  today  social-network  thinking  hongkong  youth  propaganda  buzz  2019 
7 weeks ago by aries1988
香港这座城市还有救吗?
赵皓阳 大浪淘沙

我非常非常享受这种对香港同龄人、台湾同龄人智商上的降维打击,我觉得他们太蠢了,基本的历史不了解,基本的政治常识不知道,就只会喊喊口号打打鸡血。就像我这样的,随随便便就碾压他们,特别享受他们那种毫无还手之力的快感。

香港整个地方太小了,太闭塞了;而本地人又因为曾经得天独厚的地理历史因素,弥漫着一种发达过后弄弄的傲慢情绪。可以说整个地区的人都丧失了批判性与反思性,固步自封。如果抛去了香港优越的先天环境,香港年轻人(除0.1%的精英外)所受的教育和专业素养,至完全不足以在一个大市场中与大陆青年竞争的。同时香港长久以来受到西方价值观的冲击,普通民众很容易被蛊惑,上一次街,游一次行,就能获得一些虚伪的满足感,觉得自己多光荣多正义多威武霸气了,然后继续用自己的血肉去供养地产资本家,被人卖了还替人数钱还可开心呢。

人口红利,不是单纯的人多,而是能够达到工业化生产要求、能够纳入经济体系的劳动力多,这才是真正的“红利”。义务教育带来的是高素质劳动力,这个“高素质”不一定是要读到本科硕士之类,而是针对经济活动来说的。

现在社会其实有一些很不好的端倪了,国家对医疗和教育的财政支持不够,医生待遇低,用药品回扣、滥开检查来弥补;教师待遇低,优秀老师纷纷流入私立学校,而公立学校师资力量越来越弱,老师越来越混日子划水;精英子女要么出国要么去昂贵的私立学校。看看美国和日本,公立学校都是什么样子,这样下来社会更加固化,精英永远是精英,屁民就在看不起病、上不起学的泥潭里烂掉了。
2019  capitalism  hongkong  manif  politics  youth  critic  anecdote  economy  immobilier  education  feelgood 
8 weeks ago by aries1988
专访许颖婷:“我係香港人”,纪念六四反对“送中”,但其实我比以前更温和了

许:我现在有一两个我觉得头脑还蛮清晰的中国朋友,那时候文章写出来后,她们都会支持鼓励我。我们有时候也会一起讨论中国的政情,可是我始终不能很完整地跟她们讨论香港的情况,因为她们说到底也是在中共控制的教育下成长,信息和观点会有不同。
我觉得中国内部的人也开始对外界接触变多,其中一部分人的思想比起其他人更加进步及理性,也因为如此,中国内地也出现批评中共的思潮,像是我们有时会在网络上会看到一些人摄录的剖白影片,他们很多都以“最后一次说真话”的态度去向外界揭露中共的丑恶。但是这些言论通常都会被政府迅速拿下,所以中国人距离思想开放仍然还有很长的路。

端:因为有些大陆学生在谈到新疆时会有羞愧感,这也从另一个侧面显示出国家认同的强度。

这个条例如果通过的话,无论你是香港人还是外国人,在香港境内都已经成为可以被引渡的对象。我们最担心的,是如果中国成为引渡目的地的问题。中国的法治排名是82,香港是16,他们的定罪率是99.9%,我们怎么能信任中国的司法,让香港人去受审呢?
而且这个条例一旦通过,中国会有更大权力把政治犯、商人或者记者带到中国,那我们的自由基本上就没了。不管是集会、言论还是媒体自由都是如此,因为我们自己会开始自我审查,怕被抓而不敢说话。

我看到最近一项民调显示,如果条例通过,一半香港人会考虑移民,我觉得可能这就是他们(北京)想要达到的目的,因为在香港受过自由教育的人会离开,而他们会注入来自大陆的人,那香港就要“灰飞烟灭”了。
hongkong  independence  democracy  china  opinion  freedom  expression  youth  conflict  autocracy  authoritarian  ccp  leader  manif  interview  explained  stereotype  identity 
8 weeks ago by aries1988
Robert Merton and the effect of time on portfolio choice - Buttonwood
Say, a young person’s human capital, which determines his future earnings, is 90% of
his lifetime wealth, with the balance in stocks. And say that for an almost-retired
person the proportions are reversed. If the stockmarket crashes by 40%, the young
person has lost only 4% of his wealth. But the nearly retired person has lost 36%,
which is much more serious. For older people, having all their financial wealth in
stocks is not a sensible risk to take, says Mr Merton. Human capital is low-risk. If you
have lots of it, you can take more financial risk.
investment  finance  age  youth  model  economist 
9 weeks ago by aries1988
自认“逃兵”的谢三泰,30年后解封的民运照片——那个春夏之交,在“北平”的台湾记者们(下)

是人前激昂呐喊,人后仍有拉撒需求时候:“有把公车拿来当作屏障,也有把公车改装成厕所的,我就进去过一次。一进去,每个屁股都对向我,学生也是,大妈也是,前后左右都开放的。那味道我不会形容⋯⋯到现在我还记得那景象,很可怕,我真恨自己,当初怎么不拍一张照片。”

“后来我辗转拿到北京出版社出版的摄影集,我发现中国官方通过影像,意图要将八九学运群众定性为暴民。”说起这事,谢三泰语气有些高亢,“那些照片远比我想像的还血腥,尸体多到我看了震撼不已⋯⋯但他们只片面呈现官方的死亡,通过照片想扭曲事实为:是这些暴民纵火等暴动行为,致使解放军不得不展开镇压。”
“我在上纪实摄影课的时候,我跟中国交换学生说,中国1989年有一个叫做六四天安门事件,知道吗?他们说,不知道。纵使知道,他们也说不知道。”谢三泰像在绕口令,“他们那是选择不知道。是家长要他们噤声,或是家里和学校根本不告诉他们。”
1989/6/4  journalist  beijing  story  wc  youth  anecdote 
11 weeks ago by aries1988
驱逐难民、鼓吹脱欧、崇尚强力、热爱中国——我和瑞典“超极右”九零后聊了聊|深度|端传媒 Initium Media
“人如果天真就会被利用,就像现在正在发生的这样。全世界的人都在利用瑞典的天真。”

哈:历史上,左右标签是被用在经济领域的。左派想要高税收和大型福利国家,右派想要低税收和小型福利国家。就这方面来说,我觉得左右标签某种程度上被滥用了。到现在,右派指的是国家主义,左派指的是全球主义。右派想保留传统文化,左派想要文化多元。就此而言,我觉得我们是右派,在经济层面我们也是右派。

端:你未来期待成为一个职业政治家吗?

哈:按我个人的计划来说,我不一定必须从政。于我而言,政治更像是一个社会责任感的寄托,我对祖先、家庭、后代都有责任,瑞典社会正在分裂,而我想停止这种政治乱象,让瑞典恢复它曾经的美好。
sweden  politics  interview  youth 
october 2018 by aries1988
The Best Books on Modern Japanese Literature | Five Books Expert Recommendations
Make Your Own List recommended by Linda Flores To the western eye, Japan often appears as a surprising combination of very advanced development, and extreme…
list  reading  japan  youth  today  book  bestof 
september 2018 by aries1988
这是今年最犀利的演讲:国家命运与个人命运
我认为,马克思在一百多年前的一些关于资本主义发展的具体结论有些时空的局限性,但马克思主义的基本原理是正确的,那就是生产力决定生产关系、经济基础决定上层建筑。美国经济结构的变化决定社会结构变化,也一定决定着美国政治利益、国家核心利益的变化。

从这个意义上讲,即便特朗普两年或者六年后下台,美国也不会因为更换总统而在战略上改变对中国的基本立场。这是我的一个基本看法。

经济全球化时代国家间竞争的本质是什么?二十几年前我就提出是制度竞争,即看谁的制度安排更有利于经济增长和发展。因此,改革那些阻碍创新的制度安排,创建更加包容、可以自主经营、自主选择和自主流动的现代市场经济体系是至关重要的。

欧洲人出口的是古老的贵族文明积淀下来的审美,几乎所有的奢侈品都来自欧洲。审美是一种历史积淀,前提是一个国家历史、文化的连续性。

这个话题其实是很沉重的,在此我只想谈谈自己的体会。对个人而言,审美是一种品质和修养。一个审美能力低下的民族不仅素养、品格不高,道德水准也会有问题。

一个人做好自己每一个人生阶段中应该做好的事情,把自己喜欢做的事情尽可能地做到极致甚至像清教徒那样对待自己喜欢的职业并愿意为此努力一生,你就是一个具有使命感的人。所谓工匠精神,本质上与这种对职业的敬畏和使命感的理解与坚守密不可分。
talk  china  usa  economy  today  opinion  youth  self  patriotism  advice  2018  trump 
july 2018 by aries1988
“废柴”的快乐生活 日本青年人:不为国家而活|深度|端传媒 Initium Media
永井为父母的老去做好了准备,而面对他自己老去的风险时,他表示并没有为此存钱,“所以现在我坚持健身,尽量保持健康。”他每周末都去附近廉价的市民游泳馆游泳,并坚持每天散步,研究健康饮食。他开玩笑称自己的理想是健康到老,然后摔一跤咔嚓就归西了,不给别人添麻烦。“前几天社区免费测身体状况,我的体年龄只有26岁哦!”他很自豪地说道,不过女友亚由美血压略高,所以他最近都在研究降血压的菜谱。

“我们并不是反消费,只是不想让消费主义将自己的人生吞噬殆尽。”永井这样总结自己的生活方式。
interview  japanese  youth  story 
june 2018 by aries1988
Twitter
RT : 'Labor shortage and low productivity were threatening the future of the Kato farm, on the Japanese island of Hokkai…
ai  video  japan  farming  population  crisis  youth  workforce  research  reportage  fromage  milk  robot  children  family 
may 2018 by aries1988
中国面壁者:西南大山深处的核九院年轻人_能见度_澎湃新闻-The Paper
中国面壁者:西南大山深处的核九院年轻人_能见度_澎湃新闻-The Paper 下载APP 进入原新闻 进入原话题 下载APP 去提问 / 下载APP 打开澎湃客户端提问 视频 时事 财经 思想 生活 上直播 @所有人 温度计 一级视场 World湃 湃客科技 围观 七环视频 大都会 追光灯 运动装 健寻记 城市漫步…
2018  scientist  chinese  state  propaganda  reportage  youth 
may 2018 by aries1988
Bright Lights, Big Shoulder Pads: A Timid Japan Recalls Its Bubble Era - The New York Times
She performs in a pop-music duo called Bed In that borrows heavily from the keyboard lines, electric drums and power chords of the ’80s. They dress ’80s, too: The shoulder pads are big, the skirts are mini and the hues are Day-Glo when they aren’t just plain shiny.

That era came to an abrupt end. Japan’s stock market crashed in 1990, and property prices plummeted. The period that followed is often called the Lost Decade, as Japan grappled with falling prices, slow growth and burdensome debt.

“I feel like back then, people weren’t afraid to be noticed,” said one dancer, Nanako Meguro, 18, who recently graduated from Tomioka High School in Osaka, about 250 miles southwest of Tokyo. “They wanted to be No. 1. I think that compared to people nowadays, everyone seemed to have a lot more confidence.”
1980s  japan  japanese  music  today  economy  mentality  future  youth  dance 
april 2018 by aries1988
Millennials Are Screwed - The Huffington Post
There are millions of Scotts in the modern economy. “A lot of workers were just 18 at the wrong time,” says William Spriggs, an economics professor at Howard University and an assistant secretary for policy at the Department of Labor in the Obama administration. “Employers didn’t say, ‘Oops, we missed a generation. In 2008 we weren’t hiring graduates, let’s hire all the people we passed over.’ No, they hired the class of 2012.”
today  youth  housing  millennials  politics  usa  numbers  statistics  workforce 
february 2018 by aries1988
5 bonnes raisons de se tourner vers les métiers de l'industrie - L'Etudiant
"L’industrie arrive en tête des secteurs qui rémunèrent le mieux les cadres", rappelle la dernière enquête de l'APEC consacrée aux évolutions des rémunérations. Le salaire brut médian y est de 52.000 € par an contre 50.000 € dans le commerce, 47.000 € dans la construction et 46.000 € dans les services. Un argument sonnant et trébuchant à ne pas négliger dans vos choix d'insertion professionnelle !
numbers  metier  france  salary  industry  future  français  youth  workforce 
february 2018 by aries1988
梁文道:艱辛探索的價值觀
在我看來,這才是廣被引述的這個採訪裏面最值得注意的問題。那就是認命,是對現實的完全肯定乃至於投降,是對權力以及贏家的絕對服從。假如那兩位年輕人所說的每一句都是真心話,那麼他們所接受的教育就可以說得上是十分完整了,與這次被修改的歷史教科書裏面所傳達的價值觀完全一致。

過去這麼多年,每次遇到和六四有關的爭議,不也有很多人告訴我們,要不是當年政府果斷,今天的中國又怎能成為全球第二大經濟體呢?每當有人批評中國共產黨幾十年前犯下的種種大錯,不也總是有人反駁,說今天的中國是全靠共產黨才能變得這麼有錢嗎?現在修改對於文革的認知,其背後的邏輯和上述這些說法是相當一貫的,乃過去二十多年來逐漸彌漫的主流價值觀。這種價值觀在某個意義上講,甚至是反價值的,因為它似乎要強調一切的是非對錯都是平等的,根本沒有絕對的錯誤,有的只是絕對的生死勝負,活下來就是對的,勝出了就是對的。兩個中學生能夠如此靈活運用這種「價值觀」,恰好說明這次教科書的修改,在整個教育之中只不過是水到渠成而已。

他們移民當然是為了生存,他們過去曾在公開場合表達自己的愛國,同樣也是為了生存。比起一本教科書上的一個章節,這種環境才是學生們的真正老師;比起不斷背誦「社會主義核心價值觀」的條目,這才是真正的德育教室。
essay  education  youth  opinion  chinese  today 
january 2018 by aries1988
印尼炒饭

一个西裔女人招待他,拿过来一份菜单。他没有翻开,只问她,Nasi Goreng 有没有。女侍点头。他就说,好吧,就来一份Nasi Goreng, 一罐啤酒。

印尼炒饭,三年前他吃了整整两个月。那是个一月份,他上了一个雅加达的项目,印尼的一个客户寻求国际并购的机会。印尼是穆斯林社会,风气保守,晚上十一点,肚子饿,唯一开着的餐饮是路边大排档。大排档都一式一样,Chicken Satay, Gado Gado, Nasi Goreng. 所以他每个夜晚就吃这三样,烤鸡肉串,加多加多色拉, 印尼炒饭,配一瓶啤酒。他坐在大排档的塑料棚下面,雨点打在棚面响声如雷。店主在一口大锅前不停翻炒,脸上不停滴下水,不知是汗还是雨。老板娘收钱、擦桌子,扫地,兜里的钱票子都是湿的。大排档粗陋,盐不是放多就是放少,还要不就是没调开, 一口淡一口咸,镬气倒是十足,火候好。他就坐在那条塑料板凳上,这三样吃了两个月。

现在他老婆短发,他的发迹线有点太高。第一只猫头鹰已经被女儿睡得太脏。他知道第二个孩子降生时,老婆会兴高采烈地给他拿出第二只猫头鹰,那一只也会无可挽回地变脏、掉毛。那家做猫头鹰的玩具厂已经倒闭,这种玩具再也买不到了;因为Bill Murray而走红世界的日本威士忌,很多牌子已经卖脱销,十几年内不会有新货。想起这两件事情,他有点伤感。

除了加班和带孩子,他们剩下的可怜的空闲时间都用来看新房和谈房贷,孩子越来越大,必须搬到好学区住才行。对于婚姻,他常常想起Before Midnight,那么烦躁,零碎,温吞吞,缓慢地死去,“也许就和化疗一样”,他有一次这么想到。他疲惫不堪,他老婆恐怕更累,却无法不去爱这一切:毕竟,他们用Lost in Translation里猫头鹰的名字命名了两个孩子:Louise 和Luis。

他还记得自己做过一个春梦,什么情节都没有,只有这个暗恋对象,在洗手台面前,一遍一遍缓慢地拧毛巾。
story  douban  love  sex  memory  nostalgia  melancholy  life  marriage  family  man  youth  middle-age  indonesia  food  work  california 
december 2017 by aries1988
Radical Islam and the alt-Right are not so different | Aeon Essays
But just as today, the rapid, radical changes produced counter-cultural pressures, with social revolutionaries and anarchists propelling a wave of transnational terror that began shortly before the assassination of Russia’s Tsar Alexander II in 1881. This terrorist wave extended through to the assassinations of the prime ministers of France in 1894 and Spain in 1897; the empress of Austria in 1898 and the king of Italy in 1900; and finally, the killing of United States president William McKinley in 1901. It involved bombings of ‘bourgeois’ civilians in cafes and theatres across Europe and North America before abating with the onset of the First World War.
thinking  world  future  radicalism  youth 
november 2017 by aries1988
江湖已逝,侠客转行──四个中国调查记者的转型样本(下)|大陆|端传媒 Initium Media
2014年,一篇名为《那些年离职创业的主编们》的文章在媒体圈内流传。原《凤凰周刊》的主编黄章晋离职创办了自媒体“大象公会”;《南方周末》头版编辑创办了投资者的社交网络“雪球”;《21世纪经济报导》新闻总监左志坚创办阅读社交平台“拇指阅读”……
china  journalism  story  journalist  reportage  youth  society  today 
november 2017 by aries1988
文冤阁大学士:另类的《大学文科新生指南》

朱绩崧是复旦大学英文系教师,常以“文冤阁大学士”为名在网络间对英语学习及本科教育提出臧否建议。最近,他撰写了一份《大学文科新生指南》,虽然语气不乏嘲讽的地方,但的确以过来人的经历对文科生的本科阶段提出了中肯建议。

精致利己主义的根本原则:三种事不做。

一、不能增长知识、开阔眼界的事。
二、不能锻炼体魄、益寿延年的事。
三、不能合法赚钱的事。
university  youth  chinese  learn  career  list  guide  advice  howto  survive  success 
november 2017 by aries1988
East Goes West

In the life of a Chinese tourist, guides play an especially prominent role—translator, raconteur, and field marshal—and Li projected a calm, seasoned air. He often referred to himself in the third person—Guide Li—and he prided himself on efficiency. Everyone, our watches should be synchronized, he said. It is now 7:16 P.M. He implored us to be five minutes early for every departure. We flew all the way here, he said. Let’s make the most of it.

We might think you could just make a fake card or manipulate the records—no big deal, Li said. But, if you get caught, the fine starts at eighty-eight hundred euros, and they take away your license! That’s the way Europe is. On the surface, it appears to rely on everyone’s self-discipline, but behind it all there are strict laws.

In Europe, he warned, tactfully, Throughout our trip, breakfast will rarely be more than bread, cold ham, milk, and coffee. The bus was silent for a moment.

some of his older travellers used to have a habit of hiding cash in the toilet tank or the ventilation ducts. The worst case I’ve had was a guest who sewed money into the hem of the curtains,

At a Malaysian casino hotel in 2005, some three hundred Chinese visitors were issued special meal coupons bearing cartoon pig faces. The hotel said that the illustrations were simply to differentiate Chinese guests from Muslims, who don’t eat pork, but the offended Chinese tourists staged a sit-in, singing the national anthem.

Handy and Karen kept an eye on every cent. Within a few days, they could tell me exactly how much we’d spent on each bottle of water in five countries.

On average, a Chinese tourist buys more than a thousand dollars’ worth of tax-free stuff abroad—more luxury bags, watches, and designer clothes than any other nationality, including the Japanese, according to Global Blue, the tax-free-shopping refund service. Chinese tourists abroad spend nearly twice as much on shopping as they do on hotel rooms. Several in our group told me how sorry they were that we weren’t stopping at a place called Aotelaise. The name baffled me. Someone explained that it’s a new Chinese word: outlets.

I didn’t sense overwhelming sympathy. The Chinese have been the world’s most abundant migrants, but these days many believe that they have better job prospects at home than abroad.

He was a sanitation specialist by training, and he couldn’t help but notice Milan’s abundant graffiti and overstuffed trash bins. As Li had explained it, The government wants to clean, but it doesn’t have enough money. Handy tried to be polite, but he said, If it was like this in Shanghai, old folks would be calling us all afternoon to complain.

I was struck that, for all his travels, Zhu saw an enduring philosophical divide between China and the West: two different ways of thinking, as he put it. We will use their tools and learn their methods. But, fundamentally, China will always maintain its own way, he said.
europe  china  tourist  story  youth  gaijin  reportage  travel  shopping  thinking  anecdote  world  work  stereotype  tourism 
august 2017 by aries1988
L'école, premier boulet de l'économie française

Il y a un siècle, le faible niveau d'une grande partie de la population était un handicap politique, une entrave à la démocratie, car le citoyen doit décider en connaissance de cause. Mais ce n'était pas un handicap économique, car l'ouvrier n'avait pas besoin de connaître grand-chose pour travailler dans les champs ou à l'usine. A l'ère du « command and control », une petite élite suffisait à organiser et vérifier le travail.
français  education  debate  opinion  youth  elite 
august 2017 by aries1988
Monocle's View From Nowhere
The content has a new seriousness, though it remains ever-optimistic. In an interview for the March issue, the CEO of Lufthansa says he is confident that globalization “cannot be stopped or slowed down, even though some people are trying hard.” The president of Portugal, adopting the vocabulary of a start-up founder, pitches his country as “a platform between cultures, civilizations, and seas.” (“We were an empire,” he reassures readers, “but not imperialistic.”)
culture  magazine  media  story  globalization  youth  world 
july 2017 by aries1988
Paris, ville toujours « inaccessible » pour les jeunes de banlieue
Les milliards investis dans la rénovation urbaine, censée « désenclaver » les quartiers sensibles, n’y changent rien. Adolescents et jeunes adultes issus des classes populaires de banlieue s’estiment toujours aussi « illégitimes » dans la capitale.
paris  race  youth 
july 2017 by aries1988
梁文道:唔關我事
在特朗普身上,在香港一些年輕學生身上,我看到一種很不可思議的共通點,那就是切割。和本該不可割捨的過去切割,往昔世界工業發展的歷史和我沒有關係,二十多年前香港發生過的事情也和我沒有關係。和不可能不與之相互影響的「外部」切割,全球其餘兩百多個國家和我沒有關係,中國再怎麼樣也和我沒有關係。和我們「內部」其他人切割,凡是與我看法不一致的大企業都不能代表「真正美國人」的利益,凡是與我觀點不相通的社運組織也都不能算是站在「真正香港人」這一邊。於是那最純粹、最本真的「美國人」或「香港人」,就是經過一連串的切割之後,既沒有過去,也顧不到將來;既不與遠親為伍,復不認近鄰為友的,蒼白的、懸峙的、原子化的我了。在我看來,這就是今日右翼民粹論述的一個邏輯特點。

不過若是繼續追問下去,想要發掘更多課本所不傳的史實的話,那就會犯上「歷史虛無主義」的罪了,是妄圖以歷史否定中國共產黨領導地位合法性的重大錯誤。但只要你不問不說,假裝發生過的事沒有發生過,假裝仍然活着的兇手與受害者皆不存在,歷史就不虛無了。你的歷史觀不虛無,你就安全了,你就可以好好地活着了。所以每當香港媒體問到在港內地學生關於「六四」的事,都一定有人會答:「那是歷史上的事,和我今天的生活沒有多大關係」。
china  hongkong  chinese  identity  government  democracy  cause  local  youth  opinion  comparison  conflict  today  crisis  history  killing  communism  64  idealism  politics 
june 2017 by aries1988
Alienation 101
No single front in bilateral relations connects more people in both countries, or has the potential to influence a cohort so vital to the future: the sons and daughters of China’s ruling class.

karaoke bars and bubble-tea shops, which now outnumber Starbucks in Iowa City.

Some nights, Haddy goes to bed and realises she hasn’t spoken a word of English all day.
usa  chinese  youth  study  student  life  conflict  american  reportage  comparison  campus  moi 
may 2017 by aries1988
« Que la première dame soit notre Marianne ! »

Les jeunes gens qui voulaient casser le « système », « essayer » l’extrême droite ou l’extrême gauche, n’ont visiblement pas conscience de ce que cela impliquerait. Vivre dans un pays où on peut dire ce que l’on pense, s’opposer sans craindre d’être réveillé à l’aube par des hommes en armes, écrire, penser, aimer qui l’on veut, est un privilège qui leur semble acquis.

C’est aussi par ignorance que certains, au second tour, ont pu renvoyer dos à dos le social-libéralisme du nouveau président et le populisme hérité du fascisme de Marine Le Pen.

A l’évidence, la France souffre d’un grave déficit de culture démocratique. D’urgence, il faut mieux enseigner, mieux raconter, mieux expliquer l’histoire de nos libertés, les débats d’idées qui l’ont jalonnée et qui sont toujours d’actualité, toutes les batailles livrées au nom de nos valeurs… Il faut alerter sans complaisance sur ce que furent les régimes totalitaires, les camps de la mort, le goulag stalinien, le Grand Bond en avant et la Révolution culturelle en Chine, les crimes des Khmers rouges et de tant d’autres, toujours perpétrés au nom de l’intérêt du « peuple ».
politics  france  youth  democracy  president  2017  hope  female  civil 
may 2017 by aries1988
High-pressure parenting
the habits of the British upper classes in much of the 20th century: the business of child-rearing was largely outsourced to nannies and boarding schools.

As the West industrialised and grew richer and medicine and sanitation improved, death rates fell. Maturing economies had less need of child labour, and more need of the labour of adult women – work which took them out of the home and reduced their ability to care for large broods. What’s more, as both survival rates and the returns on education rose, the imperative when having children shifted from quantity to quality. Investing more in children’s socialisation and education served the interests of both parents and offspring.

The right specialisation, it seemed, was for skilled parents to work outside the home, where they could earn lots of money, and then use some of that lucre to hire child-care professionals to rear the little ones.

Instead of increasingly outsourcing child-rearing, parents are devoting more of the scarce time left outside working hours to their children. Over the last two decades, time spent by parents on child-rearing has jumped.
Mothers without university degrees now spend about 16 hours per week on child care, while those with degrees spend nearly 22 hours per week. For fathers the figures are seven and ten, respectively. This pattern is repeated across the rich world.

High-income parents are instead spending less time on other personal activities, including sleep.

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Getting ready for university was a big deal. But there was no urgency to get into the best school possible, whatever the cost. Rather, school was a practical step on the path toward a sturdy, dependable career. You went to university to learn, first and foremost: to pick up the skills needed to find a trade. And while it might be nice to go to an elite institution, state schools provided great value for money.

I didn’t have one, other than pride, and I wasn’t proud enough at the time to go to the trouble of applying to Ivy League schools. I wasn’t certain what I wanted to do when I grew up, and it seemed to me that to justify going someplace fancy one needed to want to do something that really required one to go to that someplace, whatever that something might be. My parents are accountants. I knew I didn’t want to do that, but not much else. I was good at maths, so I thought I would be an engineer. The state school nearby was strong in engineering, cheap and willing to offer me a scholarship. Job done.

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the more wrenching and decisive those years immediately before matriculation seemed to become, the earlier and the more aggressively parents and children prepared their case for the admissions officers.

By the age of 17, children were expected to have lived a full and complete life, developed their whole selves and undergone one or more personal epiphanies.

The marathon ends with a sprint: a burst of intense preparation for placement tests and demanding university applications and interviews, at the end of which, if all goes right, the young ones are launched into the nurturing confines of a top university, which themselves are a waiting room for an adult life of consequence, a distinguished dotage and an obituary the envy of all the other strivers.

activities outside the realm of scholarship: the enriching spheres of athletics, personal interests and community service. The marathon ends with a sprint: a burst of intense preparation for placement tests and demanding university applications and interviews, at the end of which, if all goes right, the young ones are launched into the nurturing confines of a top university, which themselves are a waiting room for an adult life of consequence, a distinguished dotage and an obituary the envy of all the other strivers.

We can lament the problems with the system, but when the other parents bring out the flashcards, we feel bound to as well.

Efforts to pick apart the value added by the universities themselves find that there is some, but that elite schools are not, as a rule, the ones that do the best job improving students’ earning potential.

Parents are investing massive amounts of time preparing their children to win a race that cannot be won.

Like her father, she is disorganised and struggles to find the motivation to do tasks that don’t interest her. (My three-year-old son, on the other hand, is a determined perfectionist, like his mother.) I want to help teach them how to follow their passions, and how to strive for the things they want, rather than for empty markers of success. But I am discovering that I don’t know how to channel their personalities and interests towards a good, happy, fulfilled life any more than I knew what to do with myself, scared in that freshman dorm room. But I am discovering that I don’t know how to channel their personalities and interests towards a good, happy, fulfilled life any more than I knew what to do with myself, scared in that freshman dorm room.
university  history  trend  story  kid  moi  youth  future  success  education  parenting  children  comparison  today  usa 
march 2017 by aries1988
La dérobade des jeunes Japonais « sans genre »

Le genre, très normé au Japon, est devenu secondaire pour ces jeunes garçons : ils cherchent ce qui leur plaît sans se soucier de ce qui est masculin ou féminin. Ils ne veulent pas devenir fille mais être beau. Une aspiration qu’ils partagent avec les filles qui, elles aussi, cherchent à plaire et se disent si tel genderless danshi réussit à s’embellir, je le peux aussi. C’est pourquoi ils suscitent un tel engouement chez elles.

Pourquoi la vogue des genderless danshi ? Toman Sasaki rit et reconnaît que lui-même ne comprend pas. Il ne conteste pas l’appellation mais n’en fait pas un étendard.

« Depuis les années 1980, les jeunes Japonais sont en quête d’une identité indépendante du monde du travail où se forgeait la personnalité de leur père. Mes étudiants me disent qu’ils envient les filles pour leur façon libre d’exprimer leur individualité, par le biais de leur apparence », explique Junki Mitsuhashi.

Du kabuki, où des hommes interprètent des rôles de femmes, à la troupe théâtrale moderne Takarazuka où c’est le contraire : des femmes jouent des hommes.
japan  youth  2017 
february 2017 by aries1988
常春藤名校毕业的她,做了中国第一台智能种菜机 --陆家嘴金融网
“友菜”是一台智能种菜机,机器使用的是智能光源,不受天气限制,配备自动灌溉及控温系统,同时硬件联网,云端实时监控。
entrepreneurial  food  china  youth  agriculture  idea  customer 
january 2017 by aries1988
A narrow passage | The Economist
Shin-Okubo is a rarity in Japan. The country has remained relatively closed to foreigners, who make up only 2% of the population of 127m, compared with an average of 12% in the OECD, a club of mostly rich countries. Yet Japan is especially short of workers. Fully 83% of firms have trouble hiring, according to Manpower, a recruiting firm, the highest of any country it surveys.
japan  gaijin  workforce  youth  2016 
november 2016 by aries1988
Meet the IB, Europe’s version of America’s alt-right | The Economist
From France to Austria, the “identitarian movement” gives xenophobia a youthful edge
The movement has a deft way of making xenophobic causes seem palatable to moderates. Mr Sellner uses the Twitter hashtag #remigration to “encourage” African and Asian immigrants to reverse the brain drain by returning to their homelands. He frames insinuations that Muslim immigrants are chauvinists and rapists as a defence of women’s rights. An IB group in Paderborn, near Hanover, recently distributed cans of tear gas to female pedestrians; in the current political context, the message was clear: German women need protecting from those beastly foreigners.
youth  europe  politics  today  immigration 
november 2016 by aries1988
David’s Ankles: How Imperfections Could Bring Down the World’s Most Perfect Statue
For several hundred years, the David leaned at an angle of several degrees. That doesn’t sound like much, but when you’re dealing with six tons bearing down every second of every minute of every day of every year of every century, it is plenty. Hairline fractures worked their way slowly through the stone. The right leg is significantly worse than the left. As the tilt of the statue increases, the stress will move higher and higher up that leg, until — at the moment of failure — it will break off just below the knee.

for no discernible reason, my eyes would dart away from my interlocutor, urgently, right over one of his or her shoulders, and the shift would be so sudden that the person would whip his or her head around to see what on earth I was looking at — a policeman or an exotic bird or a runaway train — but it would turn out that there was nothing there at all. My gaze had been flicked away by a little spasm of social discomfort.

The David’s journey took four days, at the end of which it was installed, to much fanfare, out in the public square. It would stand in that same spot for the next 369 years, a period during which it would be shaken by thunder, hit by carts and smeared with bird feces.
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august 2016 by aries1988
关于教育,中国人很少会质疑的信念_维舟_腾讯大家
反过来,在19世纪的俄国,社会的发展使许多贵族阶层的年轻人开始受到良好的文化教育,他们看到了俄国现状的不足与落后,也不是不想推动社会的发展,然而却发现根本没有适合他们发挥才能的职位,他们所受的教育虽好,却是与社会脱节而不被需要的,因而成了一群苦闷的所谓多余人,除了文化事业的进步外,似乎也并未推动国家的富强,俄国一如既往地大大落后于西欧。

教育发展仅是社会发展的一个必要但不充分的条件。像菲律宾和前苏联-俄罗斯这样,虽然培养出了高素质的人才,但本国社会的发展却使他们找不到用武之地,甚至博士研究员为了谋生被迫去开出租车,那在这些结构性的制度问题得到解决之前,仅仅提升人口的受教育水平是无法产生明显的经济效应的。
education  state  development  history  comparison  russia  fail  future  youth 
july 2016 by aries1988
The long march from China to the Ivies | 1843
The nearly 400 students in Monica’s international wing each pay an annual tuition of roughly $15,000 per year – giving the public school a multi-million-dollar revenue stream.

After sifting through the options, Monica and Christina both gravitated to Elite Scholars of China (ESC), a boutique consultancy based in Beijing. Run by Tomer Rothschild and Stacy Palestrant, an expatriate American couple, the agency guides a small group of top students (100 this year) through the application process. Most students pay more than $15,000,

The obsession among top colleges with extra-curriculars has created a strange ritual in America. In the summer preceding application, students devise heart-warming experiences that will demonstrate how they embody the ideals of empathy, leadership or resilience: they volunteer at soup kitchens for homeless people, they start a sports league for disadvantaged youths, or – if their families are wealthy – they fly off to Haiti, Guatemala or Ghana to build houses for the poor.

The essay process can be painful, but it’s pushed me out of my comfort zone and forced me to examine my life, she says. The students who get agents to do everything may get into good universities, but they miss a very precious journey.
china  education  college  usa  concours  study  abroad  youth  comparison  service  instapaper_favs 
may 2016 by aries1988
巴黎:一场ISIS渴望的战争
伊斯兰国也许会花上几百个小时去招募一个人或者一群伙伴,用感化而非说教的方式,试着将他们个人的挫折和不满解读成这是对全体穆斯林迫害——这样一个更具普遍性的主题——从而将他们的愤懑和挫败感转变成了一种道德上的义愤。
islam  youth  crisis  war  idea 
february 2016 by aries1988
The mystery of China’s missing brides - FT.com
“According to Chen Wuqing, a specialist in gender studies at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences in Beijing, men like Li are “just the tip of the wave”. Currently, he says, the ratio of marriage-age men to women nationwide shows no real extremes; 105 men per 100 women is actually remarkably close to the world average. Even the ratio of men to women in the 20-24 age bracket was 109 nationwide in 2013, which is not excessive. But the statistics for younger children are truly disturbing: between 117-118 males per 100 females for all age categories under 14.”

““Living here, I see that the husbands do almost everything,” she said. “They have to work and the women at home just play mahjong. In Vietnam women aren’t supposed to spend all day playing cards.”
story  vietnam  chinese  money  family  youth  rural  marriage 
december 2015 by aries1988
Europe's Jihadists: What the Paris Attacks Tell Us about IS Strategy - SPIEGEL ONLINE
Olivier Roy, a French expert on Islamism, writes in Le Monde: “Almost all French radicals belong to one of two categories: They either come from the second generation of immigrants or they are converts.” What do the two groups have in common? “They break with their parents, or, to be more precise, with that which their parents represent when it comes to culture and religion.”

The younger ones can be found a hundred meters away, hanging out in front of a food stand and a café. There are perhaps a dozen of them, in their twenties and wearing sweat suits or sarwal, the baggy pants with the low-hanging crotch that Salafists prefer. It is just before noon on a workday, but none of those present have anywhere to be.

There are many like Mohammed in France, young men who live in housing projects on the outskirts of the city. Young men who feel oppressed as Muslims and who hate the country they live in. In Germany, there are no real ghettos of the kind found in France and there is also a lack of the historical rage that some French immigrants hold for the former colonial power.

there are more than 10,000 people in France with “Fiche S” files, which means they are seen as a potential danger to the state. There may not be as many in Germany, but officials here are also wondering what to do about them.
reportage  europe  middle-east  youth  numbers  deutschland  france  comparison  terrorism  germany  instapaper_favs 
november 2015 by aries1988
The sea women of Jeju
From more than 14,000 in the 1970s, the number of haenyeo has dwindled to fewer than 4,500 today.

The vast majority are aged over 50, with the oldest in their nineties. But, despite their age, they continue to perform feats beyond most women in their twenties — diving to depths of up to 20m, holding their breath for as long as two minutes at a time.

“If I weren’t diving, I’d just be growing potatoes,” she says. “I dived right through pregnancy, up to the ninth month.” This was normal practice, according to historians of Jeju, who record cases of haenyeo giving birth on boats during a day’s diving, and even strapping their young children to the mast while they worked.

Their financial independence is remarkable in a country where elderly poverty is a huge problem. Forty-nine per cent of South Koreans over 65 live on less than half the median income — the highest proportion in the international Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), a group of advanced economies. That has contributed to a nearly fivefold increase in the elderly suicide rate since 1990 to a level that is by far the highest of any developed country.
korea  asia  comparison  oecd  work  ocean  food  money  youth  aging  tradition  village  female  elders 
september 2015 by aries1988
Teaching ‘Western Values’ in China

Chinese-style democratic meritocracy is the only viable alternative to liberal democracy, and I have front row seats to China’s experiment. What else could a political theorist ask for?

That said, I am in favor of free speech in universities. And my views are widely shared in Chinese academia: Whatever people say in public, I haven’t met a single Chinese intellectual — socialist, liberal or Confucian — who argues in private discussion for censorship of scholarly works. Censorship only serves to alienate intellectuals.
china  temoignage  intelligentsia  politics  university  freedom  expression  teaching  youth  chinese  challenge 
may 2015 by aries1988
给一个小朋友 -- 槽边往事
空降到一所大城,一切从零开始,要尽量不去想那些关于“孤零零”的单词。如果开了一个头,可以一路想下去,想出花来。诺曼底登陆之前,盟军的演习乱成一团,但是指挥官们却面有喜色。因为根据传统,一次失败的彩排意味着未来成功的演出。一开头有点遭遇不是什么坏事,总比一帆风顺最后突然被一棍子放倒头破血流要强。找到几个朋友,找到一个酒保,找到一间书店,找到一所盗版碟店,找到厕所和床,那么一座城也就会亲切起来。没有人生来就非常强悍,强悍只是因为早先曾经历过绝望的深渊和黑暗的岁月。哪怕没有阳光,还有豆芽菜能长出来,我们总比豆芽菜强吧?至少一开始我们就是蝌蚪了。
life  advice  adventure  youth 
may 2015 by aries1988
In a Changing China, New Matchmaking Markets
The firm subjected the finalists to another round of interviews and psychological evaluations. Barely two months after the search began, Mr. Big received thick dossiers on each of the eight, with detailed information about their families and finances, habits and hobbies, and physical and mental conditions.
children  china  today  youth  money  marriage  parents 
april 2015 by aries1988
The National Front’s Post-Charlie Hebdo Moment
In his V-neck sweater and with his hair neatly parted on one side, Parmentier looked as if he had stepped out of a brochure for some small American liberal-arts college. (He would be the one throwing a Frisbee on the green, not the student staring at a Bunsen burner.) He was addressing a crowd of about 30 or so young people, most of whom were male and listening closely. Moving on to the logistics of campaigning, he suggested that anyone interested in building support for the party should simply head to the neighborhoods “where people live in poverty, who live right next to immigrants, who live right next to this misery and poverty, to rampant immigration and Islam and radical fundamentalist Islam.” Once you find those people, he advised, you introduce yourself as their savior: “Hello, I’m your National Front representative. I represent Marine and her values. I’m going to help you fix your problems.”

Tall, blond, stately and brisk, Le Pen has little of her father’s effortless showmanship. Instead, she offers relatability. At 46, she is twice-divorced and a mother of three, her hair held back with a bright plastic clip; a hot-pink e-cigarette sits on her desk. The National Front has never attracted more female voters.

Mention his name, and many French will just say, “Detail, detail,” with a shake of the head.

In 2002, he stunned the country by winning enough votes in the first round of the presidential election to make it to the second; the country, seemingly appalled by its own conduct, then voted overwhelmingly for his opponent, whose margin of victory was about 65 points.

“At the end of the day,” a French friend of mine in the finance world told me, “there are too many people with too much money who would do anything to make sure it doesn’t happen. It can’t happen.”

For decades, Hénin-Beaumont and the surrounding region voted left in huge numbers. The workers there, and in most of northern France, were considered the base of the Socialist Party, the ouvriers who regarded it as their protector and advocate. But last March, the town flipped. More than 50 percent of its voters backed Briois, who ran on a campaign promising tax relief and competence; the previous Socialist mayor was sentenced to four years in prison for abusing public funds and left the town deep in debt.

And although he said he was humane — he felt that people have a right to live better lives — even he, the child of Algerians, could not support how much immigration France allowed. “It makes it hard for the immigrants who are already here,” he said.

Even if Le Pen is never elected president, the party could succeed another way: by pulling the right further right, mainstreaming and normalizing hostility toward anyone who does not conform to their notion of what it means to be French.
reportage  youth  politics  rightwing  france 
february 2015 by aries1988
水木社区: 那些年,我在北京有过的“家”
那些年,我在北京有过的“家”     作为一个正宗的北漂,我曾经在北京很多区域活动过。隐约记得那个时候最羡慕的就是别人家里暖暖的生活氛围,晚餐饭菜的香气,家人们叽叽喳喳的聊天或是抱怨,混杂在或浓或淡的暮色中,撩拨着我酸溜溜的思乡情绪。
life  beijing  story  youth  essay 
january 2015 by aries1988
Goldman Sachs Recasts Its Reputation to Woo Tech Talent
In recruiting programmers from elite universities, Wall Street runs up against the idea that Silicon Valley is the technological promised land.

“Whereas in other opportunities you might be considering, it is working one type of data or one type of application, we deal in hundreds of products in hundreds of markets, with thousands or tens of thousands of clients, every day, millions of times of day worldwide,” Afsheen Afshar, a managing director at Goldman Sachs, told the students.

At the Columbia event, the screen at the front of the room had a word cloud showing the cool fields — at least for computer scientists — that Goldman engineers work in, among them “machine learning,” “data mining” and “cloud computing.”

In 2007, for instance, 28.7 percent of M.I.T. graduating seniors took a job in finance and only 9.3 percent went to software companies. At graduation last year, those numbers had flipped, with 21.5 percent of graduates taking software jobs and only 11.8 percent going into finance.

“As soon as we start talking to the candidates about what our starting packages look like, the lifestyle questions about flip-flops and beanbags really start to go away,” he said.
career  choice  technology  finance  youth  future  programming 
november 2014 by aries1988
On TV, Hong Kong Openly Debates Democracy
After more than three weeks of protests, the meeting resembled less a negotiating session than a high school debate.

Mr. Leung is a focus of the students’ anger, and they reminded the government officials, on at least two occasions during the debate, of comments he made on Monday about how full democracy would mean “a numbers game” that would force the government to skew “politics and policies” toward poor people.

“Is he going to be serving the tycoons and the business sector?” Mr. Chow asked. “Is this system democratic? Is it free?”
leader  hongkong  youth  debate 
october 2014 by aries1988
L’opération de séduction de Valeo auprès des jeunes ingénieurs
Pas moins de 969 équipes de 55 pays ont participé à ce concours destiné à imaginer l’équipement qui rendra d’ici à 2030 la voiture plus intelligente et plus intuitive. Les 20 meilleures, sélectionnées en avril, avaient reçu 5 000 euros chacune pour élaborer en l’espace de quatre mois une maquette ou un prototype. Sept équipes finalistes élues début septembre se sont retrouvées à Paris pour soutenir, jeudi 16 octobre, leur projet devant un jury présidé par Jacques Aschenbroich, directeur général de Valeo, et comprenant des personnalités telles que Claudie Haigneré, présidente d’Universcience et ex-ministre de la recherche, le scientifique Joël de Rosnay ou le directeur de l’institut d’adaptronique et d’acoustique de l’université de Dresde (Allemagne), Welf-Guntram Drossel.

Le but premier de ce concours n’était pas de faire surgir de nouvelles idées. Mais de faire connaître Valeo dans les grandes universités et écoles d’ingénieurs de la planète. L’équipementier automobile se voit plus comme une entreprise technologique et électronique qu’automobile. « Dans le recrutement des ingénieurs logiciels, nous sommes en concurrence avec les Google et autres », explique M. Aschenbroich. Et ses besoins sont importants. Alors que le groupe compte créer 30 000 emplois dans les cinq ans à venir, il procède à 1 500 recrutements nets d’ingénieurs par an.

Chez Valeo, ces « experts », qui sont au nombre de 700, ont une délégation du directeur général pour décider de cultiver telle ou telle expertise technique. Ils sont au cœur de la recherche et développement, à laquelle le groupe consacre 1,1 milliard d’euros par an (10 % de son chiffre d’affaires). « L’innovation 100 % en interne, cela n’existe plus, tranche M. Aschenbroich. On a les meilleurs ingénieurs du monde, mais, quoi qu’il arrive, il y a plus d’intelligence en dehors de Valeo qu’à l’intérieur. »
business  research  youth  engineering  automobile  corporation 
october 2014 by aries1988
Life-and-Death Choices in a Himalayan Blizzard
Scores have been rescued after a blizzard killed at least 27 hikers on one of Nepal's most popular hiking routes.
death  adventure  youth 
october 2014 by aries1988
Guiding Germany’s Young Muslims Off the Road to Jihad
“I got to know West Germany through the Turks,” Ms. Dantschke said in a recent interview, noting that neither Turks nor East Germans knew West German ways.

Last year, she made it to New York. “I kept saying: ‘I was never here. Why does it feel so familiar?’ Then I realized, through that book, I was always here.” The next goal is to return, by sea.

“But only on a cargo boat,” she said. “Not one of those luxury liners.”
germany  islam  today  youth 
september 2014 by aries1988
The Invasion of Britain

Claude Debussy composed “La Mer” in Eastbourne. Since then, generations of Italians, French, Germans, Spanish, Greeks and Portuguese have composed their own Europe there. In the past 10 years, Poles, Hungarians and Czechs have joined the chorus. This is a stronger, more vigorous Europe than the one Eurocrats craft, often painfully, every day in Brussels. And this is a Europe that will endure, come what may.
opinion  europe  youth 
september 2014 by aries1988
Graduates Cautioned: Don’t Shut Out Opposing Views

And many speakers sought to shake graduates out of any complacency — deflating their egos a bit, reminding them how fortunate they are, lamenting persistent economic inequality, and urging them to work hard and pursue higher causes.

Mostly, they expressed disapproval, warning against political orthodoxy, and insisting that the principle of airing opposing views should have trumped whatever objections there were to the speakers. (Ms. Hirsi Ali was opposed for her denigration of Islam, Ms. Rice for her role in the Iraq war, Ms. Lagarde for the I.M.F.'s treatment of poor nations, and Mr. Birgeneau for Berkeley’s rough treatment of Occupy protesters.)

Speakers exhorted young people to take risks, court failure, and embrace uncertainty and change. They noted the growing importance of high-tech fields that have long embraced those values, and the growing influence of that culture on non-tech careers.
inspiring  speech  university  campus  youth 
july 2014 by aries1988
Cairo in Chinese
When Shen Yitong left her home in China to study French at Cairo University in 2008, she didn’t know that she would come to think of Egypt as a second home, or…
egypt  gaijin  democracy  food  comparison  china  debate  idea  youth  female 
june 2014 by aries1988
How to Get a Job at Google - NYTimes.com
the No. 1 thing we look for is general cognitive ability, and it’s not I.Q. It’s learning ability. It’s the ability to process on the fly. It’s the ability to pull together disparate bits of information. We assess that using structured behavioral interviews that we validate to make sure they’re predictive.”

What we care about is, when faced with a problem and you’re a member of a team, do you, at the appropriate time, step in and lead. And just as critically, do you step back and stop leading, do you let someone else? Because what’s critical to be an effective leader in this environment is you have to be willing to relinquish power.”

What we’ve seen is that the people who are the most successful here, who we want to hire, will have a fierce position. They’ll argue like hell. They’ll be zealots about their point of view. But then you say, ‘here’s a new fact,’ and they’ll go, ‘Oh, well, that changes things; you’re right.’ ” You need a big ego and small ego in the same person at the same time.

The world only cares about — and pays off on — what you can do with what you know (and it doesn’t care how you learned it). And in an age when innovation is increasingly a group endeavor, it also cares about a lot of soft skills — leadership, humility, collaboration, adaptability and loving to learn and re-learn. This will be true no matter where you go to work.
money  youth  job  today 
february 2014 by aries1988
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