Contemporary Chinese society, still Confucian to the core, is driven by the need for societal acknowledgment and diffused insecurity. Consumer behavior, characterized by status projection and risk avoidance, reflects these truths.
"Among other things I do," says the British musician, "I'm the music director of an organization called TED or Technology, Education and Design. That's an annual get together of people sort of figuring out how to save the planet."
The request to Obama from Nokia, AT&T and Verizon, asking for an easing of the embargo and trade with Cuba, is a ray of hope. If we have managed to do so much with so little, what will happen when sending a text is as easy as talking?