Category Archives: China General

Covert & Overt Values

My own first intro­duc­tion to Chi­nese thought and polit­i­cal econ­o­my was a uni­ver­si­ty course in New Zealand in 1974. I espe­cial­ly recall one book, Mark Elvin’s “The Pat­tern of the Chi­nese Past”. If you are not famil­iar with the argu­ments … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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The Iron Rooster and The White Dragon

Chi­na has one of the world’s biggest rail net­works. With 20% of the world’s pop­u­la­tion that is hard­ly sur­pris­ing, and it still comes nowhere near meet­ing demand on exist­ing net­works, or on actu­al net­work cov­er­age in dense­ly pop­u­lat­ed provinces like … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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