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From WikiChina - NYTimes.com
There is a willful self-destructiveness in the air here as if America has all the time and money in the world for petty politics.
china  politics  gloom-and-doom  trivial  self-destruction  exceptionalism  american 
december 2010 by tsuomela
UnderstandingSociety: Transmitting technology
So perhaps the short answer to the question posed above about cross-civilizational technology transfer is this: "transfer" looks a lot more like "reinvention" than it does "imitation."  It was necessary for Chinese experimenters, officials, and military officers to create a new set of institutions and technical capacities before this apparently simple new technological idea could find its way into Chinese implementations on a large scale.
technocracy  technology-adoption  cross-culture  transfer  china  steam-engine  history  sts 
november 2010 by tsuomela
Sam Geall - Lies, damn lies and Chinese science | New Humanist
Whether the issue at hand concerns earthquakes or nutrition or medicine, what we witness in today’s China is the way in which science – upheld since the early 20th century as the cornerstone of Chinese development – is repeatedly stymied by ideology, superstition, bureaucratic thinking and fear of dissent. This is a frightening situation.
science  culture  china  development  humanism  sts 
september 2010 by tsuomela
Cyber Warriors - The Atlantic (March 2010)
When will China emerge as a military threat to the U.S.? In most respects the answer is: not anytime soon—China doesn’t even contemplate a time it might challenge America directly. But one significant threat already exists: cyberwar. Attacks—not just from China but from Russia and elsewhere—on America’s electronic networks cost millions of dollars and could in the extreme cause the collapse of financial life, the halt of most manufacturing systems, and the evaporation of all the data and knowledge stored on the Internet.
cyberwar  war  internet  china  russia  technology  hacking  computers  politics 
february 2010 by tsuomela
Google, China, and the New High Ground of Advantage - Umair Haque - Harvard Business Review
The only way to step past the industrial era's zombified endgame is the new high ground, because only an ethical edge can do all the good stuff above. The old high ground was built for 20th century economics: sell more junk, earn more profit, "grow" — and then crash. An ethical edge operates at a higher economic level. It is concerned with what we sell, how profits are earned, and which authentic, human benefits "grow." It's a concept built for the economics of an interdependent world.
economics  future  ethics  business  business-model  china  google 
january 2010 by tsuomela
Op-Ed Columnist - The New Sputnik - NYTimes.com
Thomas Friedman -"If we can continue stumbling out of this economic crisis, I believe future historians may well conclude that the most important thing to happen in the last 18 months was that Red China decided to become Green China."
environment  green  energy  china  future  technology  politics 
september 2009 by tsuomela
Foreign Policy: Is China the New America?
The Great Depression made the United States the world's unquestioned financial leader. The current crisis can do the same for China.
america  china  foreign-policy  economics 
march 2009 by tsuomela
Angry Bear: Legal Protectionism: A New Mercantilism
"A modified version of mercantilism is alive and well...and it has been for some time. The game always has been trade. The question always has been: How do we game the system?"
Mentions China lowering taxes for foreign firms to less than the taxes for indigenous firms. This is not covered by WTO.
economics  trade  mercantilism  free-markets  free-trade  growth  nationalism  China  WTO 
february 2009 by tsuomela

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