Posts Tagged ‘China’

China Labor Awakening

Filed under: Asia | Labor / Unions — by Will Kirkland 01/15/2012 @ 12:05:09 PM
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Just as young people in Libya and Egypt, finding examples of self-determination outside their own country, have risen in revolt, so it seems that workers in China are realizing that … [Keep reading >>]

More Tibetan Immolations

Filed under: Asia — by Will Kirkland 01/15/2012 @ 11:34:13 AM
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The Hindustan Times, and other outlets are reporting another self immolation by Tibetans, protesting China’s heavy hand and the exile of the Dalai Lama.
Chinese security forces on Saturday fired into … [Keep reading >>]

More Self Immolations in Tibet

Filed under: Asia | Religion — by Will Kirkland 01/9/2012 @ 2:31:01 PM
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Three Tibetan monks in central China set themselves on fire this weekend, raising to 15 the number of suicides in the last year by Buddhist clergy members protesting aspects of … [Keep reading >>]

Adaptive Authoritarianism…

Filed under: Asia | Citizen Action — by Will Kirkland 12/26/2011 @ 7:05:35 AM
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Interesting blog post at New York Review of Books by Ian Johnson, on the recent Wukan resistance of Beijing rule.  I’ve been following events from afar, with interest.  What series … [Keep reading >>]

Another Brooklyn Bridge For Sale? In Beijing…

Filed under: Asia | Citizen Action — by Will Kirkland 11/10/2011 @ 3:46:59 PM
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The headline that caught my attention in a small inside piece was this:
 Beijing’s air quality center opens its doors to the public for the first time since its establishment in … [Keep reading >>]

Coal + Ice: Big Chinese Photo Exhibition on Global Warming

Filed under: Energy | Environment — by Will Kirkland 10/2/2011 @ 12:36:30 AM
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The International Herald Tribune gave big coverage to the photo exhibit in Beijing, organized by the Asia Society in New York, about the connection between coal mining and global warming.

The … [Keep reading >>]

Apple Polluting in China?

Filed under: Asia | Environment | Science & Technology — by Will Kirkland 09/2/2011 @ 2:56:37 PM
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Apple is defending itself against a fresh barrage of criticism from Chinese  environmental activists over alleged pollution by the manufacturers who make its  iconic iPhones, iPads and other products.

In a … [Keep reading >>]

Progress in India?

Filed under: Asia | Economy — by Will Kirkland 05/29/2011 @ 12:19:16 PM
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I hope Nicholas Kristof’s enthusiasm has reason for being true, that the signs of progress he sees in high-rise office buildings in Calcutta are really matched by declines in infant … [Keep reading >>]

China Warns about Climate Change and Growth

Filed under: Climate Change | Energy | Environment — by Will Kirkland 03/1/2011 @ 7:53:51 AM
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China’s Minster of the Environment posted an essay on the agency’s website Monday:

“In China’s thousands of years of civilization, the conflict between humankind and nature has never been as serious … [Keep reading >>]

Stirrings in China

Filed under: Asia | Citizen Action — by Will Kirkland 02/20/2011 @ 8:33:34 AM
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“Jittery Chinese authorities wary of any domestic dissent staged a concerted show of force Sunday to squelch a mysterious online call for a “Jasmine Revolution” apparently modeled after pro-democracy demonstrations … [Keep reading >>]

Kristof: China’s Cheney Period

Filed under: Asia — by Will Kirkland 01/20/2011 @ 9:29:23 AM
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Good column by Nick Kristof in the NY Times.  He’s spent a lot of time in China, speaks Mandarin and still travels there.
My take is that China is going through … [Keep reading >>]

More Guns, Less Butter

Filed under: Asia | Weapons — by Will Kirkland 01/14/2011 @ 11:32:26 AM
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Anyone who felt a slight spark of hope when Secretary of Defense Gates announced belt tightening, budget cutting and the end of certain weapons programs at the Pentagon will see … [Keep reading >>]

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