I am honored to be asked to be a contributor to a new electronic newspaper hosted in the UK and partnered with the the London College of Communication, University of the Arts London and other academic institutions. My first piece appears here: http://thebricspost.com/us-china-relations-where-to-from-here/#.UQJ54Ia3unh
Is the Chinese economy faltering? What is going on over there? I provide some insights into the rebalancing act happening in China in my latest Forbes post: http://blogs.forbes.com/annlee/
I wrote a piece for Forbes explaining that contrary to what many analysts say, the enormous investments in infrastructure in China will be good for the economy and also visionary on the part of China’s leadership: http://www.forbes.com/sites/annlee/2012/07/22/why-chinas-high-investment-levels-wont-hurt-them/
Rich Lowry, editor of the National Review, wrote a piece in the New York Post today arguing that the Bo Xilai scandal in China proves that the U.S. is superior. He says that “China should learn from us,” implying that there is nothing to learn from China.
The problem with his argument is that he only speaks about the corruption in China while completely ignoring the widespread corruption in the U.S. By painting only a one-sided, incomplete picture, his point is, well, pointless. Let me provide a counterpoint to each one of his points. First, the U.S. Continue reading
It was with great sadness when I learned that HuffingtonPost began censoring blog posts. I had been a blogger there since 2006, and before HuffPo was sold to AOL, all of my posts were automatically posted to the site instantly. The beauty of blogposts is that the truth can come out without someone else suppressing them from being published. More recently however, when I submitted posts, these articles of mine were delayed up to a week before going up on the site. Such delays rendered time sensitive material completely impotent. At first, I thought the delays were due to merger issues, but the email I received from HuffPo yesterday confirmed that it was due to active censoring, a policy that was not in place before. This is a very scary development since the site had developed a reputation for being a trusted, go-to destination for uncensored news and opinions before this started happening. Continue reading