I've heard much about Thailand from missionaries over the years. However, on a recent visit one question kept surfacing: After all the people, money and years, why is the Christian mission here so small?
Because of massive Chinese subsidies to several industries, no free trade exists and markets have failed. To survive, U.S. and European companies must seek government support to open Chinese markets and to protect themselves from subsidized products domestically.
We don't need to pivot to Asia. We need to pivot to America and tell the multinational chieftains to stop selling China the rope it's using to hang us.
I just spent a few weeks in Japan and China on a book tour for the Japanese and Chinese versions of the Startup Owners Manual. In these series of 5 posts, I thought I'd share what I learned in China.
Over the past decade the Philippines' sovereign credit rating oscillated between "negative" and "stable," reflecting concern about the ability of the government to collect sufficient tax revenue, manage its budget, and sustain a high rate of GDP growth.
Perhaps Obama should be more careful about what he calls a "red line." Dictators are not impressed by empty threats. Would there be support for a multi-national effort to secure chemical weapons stores?
US President Barack Obama's "Will Not" has come across as half-baked compared to the Hezbollah secretary general's retort with an arrogant "Will Not" ...
When the Sex Pistols appeared on the BBC singing "God Save the Queen," China was still in the grips of the Cultural Revolution - most music was banned...
The top Chinese official of the People's Liberation Army, General Fang Fenghui recently announced that the consequences of a major cyber attack "may be as serious as a nuclear bomb." His remarks are symptomatic of the global uncertainty surrounding the results of a 'major cyber attack.'
What does it say about the state of literature in China when writers are so desperate for readers that they resort to copycatting even the most superficial aspects of another author's book: the title and cover art?
May 3rd marks World Press Freedom Day. While we pause to honor those journalists who have been killed or imprisoned, it is important to realize the growing role media play in global politics and the changes that are redefining what it means to be a journalist.
Conflict over Iran's nuclear program is driven by two different approaches to interpreting the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT). These approaches, in turn, are rooted in different conceptions of world order.
In the few days I was in China I met with several VCs, angel investors, business press and spoke to hundreds of entrepreneurs. I was blown away by what I saw in Beijing. Think of what Rome looked like in the time of the empire -- now it's Beijing announcing that China has arrived.
While I did not know Lingzi personally, she is from China's northernmost region, famous for the warmth, strength and trademark sense of humor of its people.
With Bitcoin, there is an interesting corollary with China and its currency peg. Why not peg Bitcoin to the dollar, at let's say $100 BTC to the dollar?
In early April, the General Assembly at United Nations headquarters in New York City adopted an international arms trade treaty (ATT) that is supposed...