Posts Tagged ‘China’

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    An Economic Risk List

    Feb 11, 12 • 725 Views • No Comments

    Asked to indicate the major economic risks facing the world, World Economic Forum survey participants were given 10 concerns. Before reading their priorities, you might like to form your own economic risk list. Just reorder the following challenges in terms...  [read more]

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    Chinese Oreos

    Feb 5, 12 • 438 Views • No Comments

    Everybody in the U.S. knows that eating an Oreo is an experience. You split open the cookie, slowly swallow the filling, and then submerge its chocolate remains in your milk. At Kraft they call it, “Twist. Lick. Dunk.” When the Oreo team brought...  [read more]

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    Pricey Pigeons

    Feb 3, 12 • 366 Views • No Comments

    At the Paradise Pigeon auction in Belgium, a Dutch breeder sold a female pigeon to a Chinese shipbuilder for $328,000. Purchased to breed rather than race, Dolce Vita (the bird) will enable Hu Zhen Yu, also the owner of a pigeon racing group, to elevate China...  [read more]

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    Clandestine Competition in China

    Jan 24, 12 • 317 Views • No Comments

    By Mira Korber, guest blogger. If you asked an American government official if you owned the teeth in your mouth, you would probably get some very strange looks. But, imagine hearing “no” as the answer to your question. The year would be 1978, and...  [read more]

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    An Environmental Law

    Jan 20, 12 • 297 Views • No Comments

    Asked if they want lower gasoline taxes that make more driving affordable, people typically say, “Yes.” Told that the only electricity for a village in India is from coal-fired plants, most people will say it’s okay. When making decisions...  [read more]