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Jim Cashel

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Seven Reasons to Thank China

(11) Comments | Posted April 12, 2010 | 3:53 PM

China receives a great deal of valid criticism in the Western press. The Chinese Government restricts free speech. Much of the internet is off limits. Pollution is a big problem. A weak currency depresses job growth in other countries. China has controversial policies regarding Tibet, Taiwan, Iran, border issues, and...

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A New Approach Towards Chinese Web Censorship

(2) Comments | Posted November 30, 2009 | 11:41 AM

During President Obama's recent trip to China, the US-China Joint Statement highlighted the need for improved bilateral communications in many areas. Unfortunately, one vital channel of communications is compromised: the Chinese government continues to heavily censor the web, particularly social media sites (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, most blogs, forums, wikis, and...

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The Real Secret to China's Economic Growth

(1) Comments | Posted November 25, 2009 | 9:35 AM

As the global economy battles recession, the Chinese economy is booming. China's GDP is expected to grow 8% this year. Western economists foresee 12% growth each of the next two years, according to the New York Times. How does China do it?

Financial analysts point to a number of...

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Can Facebook Promote World Peace?

(6) Comments | Posted November 19, 2009 | 10:32 PM

When Facebook recently launched its "Peace on Facebook" section, many were puzzled: Why would a site which initially catered to college freshmen have the gumption to identify itself with world peace?

But a closer look suggests Facebook is onto something beguiling. Despite the "version 1.0" feel of the site,...

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