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.
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.
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.
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.
Below is the link to the World Happiness Report 2013 by the Earth Institute of Columbia University.Viet Nam ranks 63 out of 156 country.The report has 170 pages and you can download it here.
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How to help a choking victim (adult and child)
Đọc tiếp How to help a choking victim
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.
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
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.
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
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