Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Brian recently visited China on a trip for journalists sponsored by the Committee Of 100. He and his fellow travelers will be posting reflections on the blog over the next week. Here Mercy Kuo, Managing Director at Managing Director at C-100, responds to Brian's first post.
Brian, this question really gets to the essence of US-China relations – as China’s influence grows, will it be a “rule-maker” or “rule-breaker,” and in either scenario, what are implications for the United States, other regional players, and international relations? As a back-of-the-envelope informal exercise in scenario analysis, I’d offer two rudimentary contrasting sketches depicting how this relationship might evolve over, let’s say, the next decade or two.
Friday, December 14, 2012
Brian recently visited China on a trip for journalists sponsored by the Committee Of 100. He and his fellow travelers will be posting reflections on the blog over the next week. Here Angie Tang, executive director of the C-100, former director of the New York City Office of Immigrant Affairs, and former U.S. Labor Department Representative for the Northeast and Caribbean, responds to Brian's first post.
Brian, your point about “China’s mix of repression, pragmatism and advancement” aptly captures the contradictory forces at play in shaping China’s economic development and in some ways, I would add national identity.
Thursday, December 13, 2012
Brian recently visited China on a trip for journalists sponsored by the Committee Of 100. He and his fellow travelers will be posting reflections on the blog over the next week. Here Clive Crook of the Atlantic responds to Brian's first post.
Thanks, Brian. You raise some very interesting questions.
I think I see the basic duality you mention a bit differently. To me, it’s not about the advantages of technocratic-meritocratic leadership (which you can have with or without democracy). It’s about two kinds of freedom--political and economic.
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Brian recently visited China on a trip for journalists sponsored by the Committee Of 100. He and his fellow travelers will be posting reflections on the blog over the next week.
Five American journalists went on a one week trip to China sponsored by the Committee of 100, a group of prominent Chinese-Americans founded by I.M. Pei, Yo-Yo Ma and others with a foot in both worlds who are dedicated to having our two countries understand each other better. They conduct and sponsor tours like this for journalists each year. I want to start by thanking the C-100 for leading an ambitious and supremely organized trip, introducing us to so many many top people in different walks of life, and exposing us to so many different points of view about China (and us!) It was a very rich experience and I'm sure it will add great value to all our readers/viewers/listeners through the more sophisticated understanding we will now have of China (and us.)
Thursday, November 08, 2012
Grab your shovel. Four years ago this week, on the day after the 2008 election, we asked you to answer the question "By 2012, what will Obama actually change?" We put your predictions into our online "time capsule," and now, we'll open it up and look at some of what you had to say. Remember, we're doing it again: make your predictions for 2016 here. Now let's revisit some of your 2008 predictions, grouped by category.
Tuesday, November 06, 2012
Who do you think is going to reach 270 electoral votes? How? Tweet us your predictions. Get it right, and you'll get a shoutout on the BL Show Wednesday morning! Here's how:
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Thursday, October 25, 2012
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Sunday, October 21, 2012
WNYC asked Longform to pick great stories as background reading for our 30 Issues in 30 Days series. These are stories that help illuminate and humanize the important issues this election year. Part Five of 30 Issues looks at "social issues" -- from abortion to gay marriage, race, guns, and gender. See all the guides here.