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Archive for 2013

Another company goes China

Sunday, November 3rd, 2013

Politicians of EU and China ensuring a healthy and growth oriented business atmosphere Finally the company I work at is starting its China business (sorry, no names at this point, but google might help you). That came somewhat unexpected, so I was surprised myself that my employer suddenly has the Chinese ...

Book: Chrystia Freeland “Plutocrats”

Saturday, October 19th, 2013

It's rather rare that I recommend a book, but I really have to say something about this book. Chrystia Freeland's "Plutocrats: The Rise of the New Global Super-Rich and the Fall of Everyone Else" explains why some people become super rich and the other 99% don't. This is not a ...

Do not study sinology!

Saturday, July 13th, 2013

Are you thinking about what to study at university? Have a rough plan about your career? Does your career plan include places like China, Taiwan or Singapore? If yes, you may be tempted to study sinology. Do not study sinology! Some people give the advice to study what you like most. ...

The land of the free not so free anymore?

Saturday, June 29th, 2013

During the cold war there was the West and the East. It was easy to identify the good and the evil. After the cold war there were democracies and dictatorships, or its small brother authoritarian country or regime or whatever. At least you could be certain the democracy was on ...

China, a safe haven for freedom of speech?

Tuesday, June 11th, 2013

Total control of any communication over the Internet? I bet a lot of countries would love to have that. The country of the free made it a reality. The USA seems to monitor pretty much any communication that goes over the internet. Their intelligence agency NSA has a program ...

Chinese-Western spaceflight cooperation?

Monday, March 25th, 2013

China has participated in spaceflight for a rather short time. While the first satellite was launched in 1970, the beginnings were rather slow. Decades later China's space program doesn't need to hide itself. China has achieved what few other nations have: Sending a man into orbit around earth. At this ...

2013

Saturday, March 9th, 2013

Who is still reading here? This blog took a long break, and I feel like I want to write again. Not to often, because I'm kind of very busy, but maybe once a month? And I'd love to have some conversation with my readers. Working full time for a company has changed ...