Après Nous, Le Déluge I can perform all the economic analysis in the world, and it won’t convey the sheer apprehension I feel about China’s current situation anywhere near as well as the following pictures, found on ChinaSmack. The gold-encrusted hallways, marble foyers, and imposing granite frontage are not from Versailles, or the Vatican, or even Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas. They are from the newly completed corporate headquarters of state-owned Harbin Pharmaceutical, in northeast China. No word on exactly how much the literally palatial offices cost to construct, but the mind boggles. What happened…? For the last several months, I’ve been just waiting for the moment when somebody rolls up a big wad of 100 Renminbi notes into a cigar, sticks it in their mouth, and lights up. “Healthy development of a business”? Like this: Like Loading...
Geekologie - Gadgets, Gizmos, and Awesome If It Were My Home World debt comparison: The global debt clock [Carte Interactive] La Chine investit l’Europe En pleine crise financière, les liquidités chinoises font craindre des vagues d'acquisitions en Europe. OWNI a recueilli et traité les données relatives à ces prises de contrôle de la Chine. Elles dessinent une stratégie réfléchie mais mesurée. L’application interactive ci-dessus permet de visualiser l’essentiel des prises de participations réalisées par des investisseurs chinois en Europe Châteauroux, paisible préfecture de l’Indre avec ses champs environnants, sa vieille base militaire agonisante, son pâté berrichon. Rachats de bons de dettes publiques, acquisition d’entreprises en difficulté, obtention de concessions portuaires, guerre des monnaies… Dans une Europe en crise, la Chine et ses montagnes de billets impressionnent toujours, effrayent parfois. Les investissements chinois doivent cependant être relativisés. Mais leur rythme de croissance donne le tournis. Mesurer l’implication de la Chine en Europe s’avère un exercice délicat. Des technologies bien définies Gwenaël Piaser /
Nick Bostrom's Home Page Bilateral Relations Fact Sheets Tiffany Ivanovsky from TLC Extreme Couponing » MyLitter.com Palestine: the world's next nation This map shows in green countries that support recognising Palestine as a state. 252,265 have signed the petition. We reached our target of 1 million before the UN General Assembly on September 19th. Now help us reach our new target of 2,000,000 Update: 19 September 2011 Amazing! In 24 hours the UN General Assembly will meet, and the world has an opportunity to embrace a new proposal that could turn the tide on decades of failed Israeli-Palestinian peace talks: UN recognition of the state of Palestine. Over 120 nations from the Middle East, Africa, Asia, and Latin America have already endorsed this initiative, but Israel's right-wing government and the US are trying to block it. US-led peace initiatives have failed for decades, while Israel has confined Palestinians to small areas, confiscated their lands and blocked their independence. Update: 26 July 2011 Our voices are being heard right inside the United Nations! Update: 25 July 2011 Over 300,000 signers in just 2 days!
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Online newspaper Index - The best online newspapers in all countries: English Latest research findings in innovations-report Partisanship, Propaganda, and Disinformation: Online Media and the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election | Berkman Klein Center Executive Summary In this study, we analyze both mainstream and social media coverage of the 2016 United States presidential election. We document that the majority of mainstream media coverage was negative for both candidates, but largely followed Donald Trump’s agenda: when reporting on Hillary Clinton, coverage primarily focused on the various scandals related to the Clinton Foundation and emails. When focused on Trump, major substantive issues, primarily immigration, were prominent. Indeed, immigration emerged as a central issue in the campaign and served as a defining issue for the Trump campaign. We find that the structure and composition of media on the right and left are quite different. The analysis includes the evaluation and mapping of the media landscape from several perspectives and is based on large-scale data collection of media stories published on the web and shared on Twitter. Overview of Methods Key Takeaways Donald Trump succeeded in shaping the election agenda.