Currently both America and China face problems of economic disparity and corruption. The difference in economic
trends is as striking as the common problems. America is facing continuing recession while China faces the limits of
rapid growth. Politically the two countries seem perched on a divide described by Fukyama as 'The End of History'
which he has either clarified or changed as a result of China's success......more here - quote Fukyama.....
In terms of civic life, one wonders if America's tolerance for seemingly 'wacky' unchecked free speech and openness
to the internet (especially for children) might present as important limitations as the Chinese intolerence of public dissention
and their restrictions on the internet. It looks like there is a ditch on both sides of the road.
event, it looks like much of the future, of the two countries, and the world as a whole, will be most heavily influenced by
these two countries, their histories and cultures, and their near-term choices.....so it behooves all of us to observe, learn,
and play what ever roles come to us to serve the future with all the good character we can muster.
China and the United States
Harvard Course on China / Confucious
Hans Rosling - Gap Minder, with special attention to China and the US
Rich / Poor Gap
Reflections On China - Comparisons with the United States
Authors Accept Censors Rules to Sell in China
History of China
Chinese Traditional Culture & History
Longer History of China
I have scolded her for not controlling her emotions. I feel heavy-hearted and apologize as the chair of the company, Cho Yang-ho
said. His daughter also has publicly apologized for the incident. Japan: Culture and Character: The case has sparked outrage
among Koreans, who expressed growing resentment of the power held by the countrys big family-owned corporations, known as