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The Illusion of Chinese Power
Very good overview of why China isn't as strong as it seems.
The discussion of China's shortcomings in academia and what they mean for the country are especially good.
China’s rampant theft of intellectual property and its government programs to spur “indigenous innovation” (which pour billions into domestic research and development every year) are clear admissions of its failure to create. This may, and likely will, change over time—but to date China is not setting global standards in hardly any technology or product line (or in the natural sciences, medical sciences, social sciences or humanities)…In the world’s most cited articles (across all academic disciplines), Chinese scholars account for only 4 percent—whereas Americans account for 49 percent.
china-economy  china-technology  china-politics  china-censorship  china-academia 
august 2014 by lukewrites
Crowdsourced Translation Site Gets ‘Erased From the Planet’
Students (from BFSU!) start open-source news translation site that has social media accounts. All get nuked by Mud Grass Horse. Students lose faith, plan to go abroad for grad school.
china-politics  china-censorship  china-society 
july 2014 by lukewrites

bundles : China

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