Monthly Archives: July 2005

Chengdu

The capital of Sichuan province (which is home to as many people as Germany), Chengdu, is a wonderful city known for delicious food and fantastic scenery. The food is indeed tasty for those who appreciate some spice in their life. … Continue reading

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Moving on up to the East side

of Shandong…. Zouping was fine, but Qingdao is highly recommended. A gorgeous city with verdant hills, a European flavor, beaches (but these are filled with far too many people), and modern conveniences. Chengdu, capital of Sichuan province, tomorrow. Beijing on … Continue reading

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Batman and Non-Democracy

Batman does good, so his unchecked power is somehow alright. If China develops despite a lack of democratic practices, is it necessarily a bad thing? I’m not that happy with the conclusion to the post below, so let me just … Continue reading

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Number 1

Backgrounders: http://yaleglobal.yale.edu/display.article?id=5578 http://www.washingtonmonthly.com/archives/individual/2004_12/005351.php http://crookedtimber.org/2005/01/06/sen-on-famines-and-democracy/ A question from my favorite social studies teacher in high school: How does it feel to be in the country that is now vying for the Number 1 position, and seemingly doing a good job of … Continue reading

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Explosions in London

A terrible event. Far too close to home as Jessica’s parents were flying out of Heathrow today and taking the tube/a bus to the airport. We must do everything that we can to fight terrorism, both particular attacks and at … Continue reading

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Political Science Geekdom

When there is voting, there I will follow: http://www.cnn.com/2005/SPORT/07/06/olympics.vote/index.html The voting for the host site of the 2012 Olympics is described in the above article. Round 1Moscow 15New York 19Madrid 20Paris 21London 22 Round 2New York 16Madrid 32Paris 25London 27 … Continue reading

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Weiqiao

Background http://www.thestandard.com.hk/stdn/std/Business/GF16Ae05.html http://www.globalmanufacture.net/home/communities/production/capacity.cfm Our meeting with Weiqiao has been pushed back to 4pm local time. I hope that this does not mean another freakin’ banquet and alcohol. The following Forbes article has a couple of interesting political points related to … Continue reading

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