Category Archives: democracy

Fuzhou bomber gets a martyr status – Victor Shih

Three blasts, two deaths and six wound is the toll of a bomb attack by the disgruntled farmer in Fuzhou, who had been petitioning the government in vain. Political analyst Victor Shih notes in his weblog how the bomber – against all odds – turned into a martyr at the internet.

What America can learn from China – Shaun Rein

Shaun Rein by Fantake via Flickr America should not give in on its core values like its democracy, writes Shaun Rein in Forbes, but it can most certainly learn a…

Democracy, a matter of the Party – Helen Wang

Helen Wang via Flickr Helen Wang looks at the prospects of democracy in China, inside and outside the Communist Party. Both options do not look very viable, she writes in Forbes….

Abundant capital to fuel further growth – Victor Shih

Victor Shih via Flickr China’s commercial banks are stocking up to US$ 60 bn to fuel a next round of investments, tells financial expert professor Victor Shih in BusinessWeek. Earlier professor…

French, Howard

Howard French is associate professor at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism and former New York Times correspondent in Africa, Japan, and China. As correspondent for the New York Times, he was not only an alert observer of the society he was in, but was able to compare and connect between those worlds, much to the benefit of his audience. He travels from New York.