Category Archives: China

China and Web 2.0

 

Cnn.com has alot of stories on very trivial matters. But this China story is anything but. It’s about:

Wei Wenhua (who) was a model communist and is now a bloggers’ hero — a “citizen journalist” turned martyr.

The world needs China to open up, and so does China. Here’s hoping they do. Everyone will benefit.

For more details, see Death pits technology against Chinese control. Kudos to CNN.

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Mattel, Toys and China


This could be seen as an crisis for Mattel, but it is just as much a crisis for China. See After Stumbling, Mattel Cracks Down in China – in the New York Times.

Turning (chinese) lead into gold

From the globeandmail.com: Toys ‘R’ Us pulls vinyl bibs off North American shelves

Toys “R” Us Inc. on Friday said it was removing all vinyl baby bibs from its Toys “R” Us and Babies “R” Us stores as a precaution after two bibs made in China for one supplier showed lead levels that exceeded Toys “R” Us standards.

Anyone who can manufacture toys and show they are safe before Christmas has a golden opportunity.

China is changing


I think it is hard to appreciate the magnitude of change in a country like China. I see cracks appear, like this one:

Slave Labor in China Sparks Outrage | TIME

We saw similar cracks in Eastern Europe in the 1990s. It’s time to watch for more cracks such as this.