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SAGE Exclusive Speaker Stefen Chow, founder of The Poverty Line, a global poverty project that has been highlighted by the World Bank and exhibited internationally, presented his project and spoke at the United Nations ESCAP, at the UN Conference Center … Continued
I don’t see any off-ramp. There is going to have to be a lot of pain before anybody backs away. The trade hawks around Trump seem to think that China’s economy is now so wobbly that sanctions will push the country over the edge, and the Chinese will coming begging for mercy. They seem to have no idea what it would mean for the global financial system if they did succeed in taking down China.
Lijia Zhang: NPR’s Book Concierge - 8th Dec
Congratulations to SAGE speaker Lijia Zhang for being featured on NPR’s 2017’s Great Reads!
“Readers will find Lijia Zhang’s debut novel rich in Chinese proverbs. After the titular Lotus loses face, she keeps on going despite the hurt, because “a cracked jar doesn’t mind being smashed again.” Zhang has a light touch even when portraying the well-researched underbelly of contemporary Chinese culture.”
John Pomfret: NPR’s Book Concierge - 8th Dec
Congratulations to SAGE speaker John Pomfret for being featured on NPR’s 2017’s Great Reads!
“The US-China relationship has a long and rich history dating to America’s earliest days. Author John Pomfret weaves a grand tale as he lays out the cooperation and the competition, the mutual fascination and the rivalry that has marked the relationship since the beginning.”
Given India’s high levels of corruption, there’s a perception that recent tough measures such as demonetization have made sense, so the public now wants a stronger hand on hot-button issues such as economic inequality as well as law and order.
John Pomfret’s “The Beautiful Country and the Middle Kingdom” Wins 2017 CFR Arthur Ross Book Award - 17th Nov
The course of the twenty-first century will depend on how the United States and China manage their complicated relationship – and there is no better guide to the history of that relationship and scene-setter for the future than John Pomfret’s wonderful new book.
In terms of connectivity, which I consider to be one of the major trends in further growth and future sustainability of these cities, Moscow should probably move to considering itself as the largest agglomeration between Western Europe, Far East and Asia, acting as a mediator and a connecting link for these regions.
John Pomfret: Liu Xiaobo showed the world that China has a great tradition of liberal thought - 17th Jul
When the Nobel committee awarded Liu Xiaobo, who died Thursday in China, the Peace Prize in 2010, Fang Lizhi, the Chinese astrophysicist dissident, wrote from exile in America that the award “challenged the West to re-examine a dangerous notion that has become prevalent since the 1989 massacre: that economic development will inevitably lead to democracy in China.”
The Beautiful Country and the Middle Kingdom: America and China, 1776 to the Present (by John Pomfret).
No other history of U.S.-China relations is as comprehensive, authoritative, or fascinating to read as veteran foreign correspondent John Pomfret’s book.
Wish Lanterns: Young Lives in New China (by Alec Ash).
This book is a superb introduction to China in the early 21st century as lived by people born in the 1980s. Ash befriended six young people from a variety of backgrounds, including a patriotic daughter of a Party official, a would-be rock star, and an internet gaming addict, and tells their stories with sympathy and humor.
A rich diversity of talent, Asian Women Leaders The Asia Pacific, with half the world’s population, a growing middle class and a young educated workforce, presents tremendous opportunity. Fifty percent of this demographic is women and more highly educated Asian … Continued