Like most Chinese fathers, Y.P. Chan thought he had his children's education all figured out. After all, Chan was educated not only in traditional Chinese philosophy but had also excelled in the worlds of engineering, business and high-stakes finance.
Have human rights principles been consigned to a museum because they prevented the combined forces of China's dictatorship and business community from asserting themselves? That at least is the impression you get from the moral lessons that the Communist Party's censorship apparatus increasingly deliver in no uncertain terms to Internet freedom advocates.
Ultimately, the conversation about sexual exploitation in China is a nod to the continuous need to communicate and converse regarding the broader issue of sexual exploitation around the world.
It is the season of lists: best movies, best books, and so on. I thought I should continue a tradition I started several years ago of creating a different type of list: a geo-political-economic list -- a list of the globalization top five from an American perspective.
China's concept of Internet sovereignty seems likely to result in a diplomatic cul-de-sac. However, Chinese officials will continue to employ sovereignty issues to occupy conference agendas and stall real progress on international cooperation in cyberspace.
Climate action is economically good and patriotic: clean energy is becoming as cheap as, and less economically volatile than, fossil fuels, and builds US energy independence.
In the 21st century, "show me the bodies" seems like a cruel and outdated foundation for public policy. Yet history is littered with examples -- like tobacco and asbestos -- where only after the death toll mounts is the price of inaction finally understood to exceed that of action.
While President Obama has loosened the strings on travel, there are still Cold Warriors manning the ramparts in Congress, from both political parties, trying to roll back our liberties every chance they get.
Market Watch columnist Brett Arends wrote that China has surpassed America as the number one economy, a move he claims may lead to a collapse of U.S. political and military hegemony. But does China truly have the strongest economy in the world?
In many countries, open defecation is a hidden problem. Hidden among the poor, in rural areas, or remote villages. But it should not be hidden away from public discourse.
When the world's two largest CO2 emitters finally come together, own up to their carbon culpability, and agree that it's time to go down a path of climate cooperation, there is reason--for once in a long time--to be cautiously hopeful.
At the 2014 United Nations Climate Change Conference twentieth Conference of the Parties, known as COP20, in Lima, Peru, delegates from more than 190 ...
Why, indeed, would U.S. shale producers want to use public policy to subsidize Canadian oil producers in an extreme and sustained low oil price environment?
Over much of 2014, David Kroodsma and Lindsey Fransen are riding their bikes across parts of Asia, and sharing what they learn about the climate issues facing the countries they bike through.
The ancient concept of oceans as commons is under threat. The Chinese dragon walks and swims.
We've found the best way to do this is to place your kids into a local school immediately upon arrival, something we like to call world schooling. Here are some of the things we've learned about our version of world schooling.