Category Archives: Rise of China

Conflict arising from China’s new position in the world

The Tea Party and the Rise of China

I got involved in some on line arguing about whether the rise of the Tea Party would strengthen America or do it down. Here are some of my side of the conversation. The other side was mainly rhetoric about liberty and … Continue reading

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Map of the World by Population Size

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It’s Inequality, Stupid

There is a profoundly interesting article by Will Hutton in today’s UK Guardian: http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/dec/29/worlds-largest-economies-and-their-future        How will China fare as an economy in the next 15 years? Photograph: Martin Puddy/Getty Images/Asia Images Here is a puzzle that preoccupies futurologists, … Continue reading

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The Impact of Chinese Economic Policy on the US and Europe

I worry about the total lack of understanding of how the US economy is affected by China. I just read Michael Pettis’s interesting book ‘The Great Rebalancing’ and summarize its argument/implications for the US because it will effect everyone reading … Continue reading

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Amnesty International Annual Report on Executions

Amnesty International Report on executions is at http://bit.ly/10KEuOe It is summarized in this diagram that puts the US to shame in the company it keeps: China, Iran, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Sudan….

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World Water Usage Mapped

I love maps and those from World Mapper in particular, which show various perspectives on country’s income, resource use etc at: http://www.worldmapper.org/posters/worldmapper_map104_ver5.pdf I particularly liked this map on Water Usage in which the area of the country is proportional to its … Continue reading

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Cross Cultural Differences: Global Map

Cross cultural differences are a potentially important element in conflict. My old friend Stephen Rhinesmith, an expert in such matters, used to say that 90% of conflict within cross cultural teams is nothing to do with cultural differences, but just … Continue reading

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