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“Global power shift” series of 9 videos – 3. Martin Jacques: Understanding the rise of China


Speaking at a TED Salon in London, economist Martin Jacques asks: How do we in the West make sense of China and its phenomenal rise? The author of “When China Rules the World,” he examines why the West often puzzles over the growing power of the Chinese economy, and offers three building blocks for understanding what China is and will become.

Martin Jacques is the author of “When China Rules the World,” and a columnist for the Guardian and New Statesman. He was a co-founder of the think tank Demos.


“Global power shift” series of 9 videos – 2. Michael Anti: Behind the Great Firewall of China


Michael Anti (aka Jing Zhao) has been blogging from China for 12 years. Despite the control the central government has over the Internet — “All the servers are in Beijing” — he says that hundreds of millions of microbloggers are in fact creating the first national public sphere in the country’s history, and shifting the balance of power in unexpected ways.

Michael Anti (Zhao Jing), a key figure in China’s new journalism, explores the growing power of the Chinese internet.

“Global power shift” series of 9 videos – 1. Paddy Ashdown: The global power shift


Paddy Ashdown claims that we are living in a moment in history where power is changing in ways it never has before. In a spellbinding talk he outlines the three major global shifts that he sees coming.

Throughout his career, Paddy Ashdown has moved across the international stage. He served as a Royal Marine and an intelligence officer in MI6, the Secret Intelligence Service of the United Kingdom, before becoming a member of Parlaiment. In 1988 he became the first leader of the newly formed Liberal Democrat party. After leaving Parlaiment he served as the High Representative for Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Dambisa Moyo: Is China the new idol for emerging economies?

The developed world holds up the ideals of capitalism, democracy and political rights for all. Those in emerging markets often don’t have that luxury. In this powerful talk, economist Dambisa Moyo makes the case that the west can’t afford to rest on its laurels and imagine others will blindly follow. Instead, a different model, embodied by China, is increasingly appealing. A call for open-minded political and economic cooperation in the name of transforming the world.

Dambisa Moyo’s work examines the interplay between rapidly developing countries, international business, and the global economy — while highlighting opportunities for investment. She has travelled to more than 60 countries over the past decade, studying the political, economic and financial workings of emerging economies, in particular the BRICs and the frontier economies in Asia, South America, Africa and the Middle East.


Janette Sadik-Khan: New York’s streets? Not so mean any more

Đường xá New York chật chội, nguy hiểm.

Janette Sadik-Khan, Giám đốc giao thông của thành phố New York nói về thí nghiệm 6 năm làm đường phố New York thân thiện hơn với người đi bộ và xe đạp, cho người dân nhiều chỗ để đi bộ và ngồi chơi, làm giao thông xe cộ nhanh hơn, các tiệm buôn bán tăng lợi tức, và thành phố thấy thoáng mát hơn, mà tốn rất ít tiền–chỉ cần sơn và một ít bàn ghế.

By the Numbers: Foreign Direct Investment in Southeast Asia

The data driving Asia
Foreign direct investment (FDI) is a major driver of economic growth in many countries in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). ASEAN’s five largest economies – Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam – have become increasingly attractive to international investors, partly as a result of rising production and wages in China and India. At the same time, some ASEAN countries have tackled corruption and inflation, taken steps to invest in infrastructure, and liberalized their economies to attract more foreign capital. We explore FDI trends in ASEAN by the numbers.

Đọc tiếp By the Numbers: Foreign Direct Investment in Southeast Asia

Violence will rise as climate changes, scientists predict

Los Angeles Times
UC Berkeley researchers pull together data on ancient wars, road rage and more, and conclude that violence may increase between now and 2050 because of higher temperatures and extreme rainfall patterns.

August 01, 2013, By Monte Morin

Long before scientists began to study global warming, author Raymond Chandler described the violent effects of dry, “oven-hot” Santa Ana winds gusting through the city of Los Angeles.

Đọc tiếp Violence will rise as climate changes, scientists predict

The $4 Million Teacher


South Korea’s students rank among the best in the world, and its top teachers can make a fortune. Can the U.S. learn from this academic superpower?

Kim Ki-hoon earns $4 million a year in South Korea, where he is known as a rock-star teacher—a combination of words not typically heard in the rest of the world. Mr. Kim has been teaching for over 20 years, all of them in the country’s private, after-school tutoring academies, known as hagwons. Unlike most teachers across the globe, he is paid according to the demand for his skills—and he is in high demand.

[image] SeongJoon Cho for The Wall Street Journal

Đọc tiếp The $4 Million Teacher

Bernie Krause: The voice of the natural world


Bernie Krause has been recording wild soundscapes — the wind in the trees, the chirping of birds, the subtle sounds of insect larvae — for 45 years. In that time, he has seen many environments radically altered by humans, sometimes even by practices thought to be environmentally safe. A surprising look at what we can learn through nature’s symphonies, from the grunting of a sea anemone to the sad calls of a beaver in mourning.

Bernie Krause’s legendary soundscapes uncover nature’s rich sonic tapestry — along with some unexpected results.

Overview of Corruption and Anti-corruption in Vietnam

Dear everyone,
This “Overview of Corruption and Anti-Corruption in Vietnam” was done on Jan 27, 2012 by Transparency International. It is still wholly relevant today.

You can read and download the Overview at


Very good and easy reading.

Have a good day.