Archive for the ‘China’ Category

In November 2010, economist Martin Jacques, author of “When China Rules the World”, gave an interesting 20-minute speech at the TED Salon in London. He discusses how China differs from the Western world and how its rise will affect people in Europe and the United States.

Martin Jacques: Understanding the rise of China 


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Recently, the BBC featured an interesting documentation on China’s growing global influence.

The first episode focuses on Africa where Chinese more and more exploit natural resources. Locals regard China’s impact with very mixed feelings.

In a second episode, Justin Rowlatt travels to Brazil and the United States to further examine the spread of Chinese influence around the planet. Again, local people worry about growing competition with China.

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