Posts Tagged ‘China’

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    An Emperor, Immortality, and Monetary Union

    May 9, 12 • 583 Views • No Comments

    By Mira Korber, guest blogger. Two days ago I visited the Times Square Discovery TSX exhibition of the Terracotta Warriors. It is a fascinating display of history, art, and architecture, and I was particularly struck by some economic artifacts from 221 B.C......  [read more]

  • Aging Populations

    Apr 30, 12 • 719 Views • No Comments

    Just remember 4-2-1-whenever you think of Chinese demographics. 4 refers to 2 grandmas and 2 grandpas, 2 is their adult children and 1 is the next generation. The social fabric of China is shifting. In rural areas, the elderly population is growing as the......  [read more]

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    Chicken Economics

    Apr 14, 12 • 774 Views • No Comments

    Ten chicks. If I were teaching in Uzbekistan instead of Summit, NJ, I might have received 10 Serbian chicks as a part of my salary. According to Radio Free Europe, the Uzbek government partially paid certain teachers and doctors with chicks. Their goal was......  [read more]

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    Chinese Economic Growth

    Mar 17, 12 • 733 Views • No Comments

    Our story ends with the recent 2030 Word Bank Report on Chinese economic growth. But we have to start with sunflower seeds. There once was a poor Chinese farmer who believed he could excel at nothing but sunflower seeds. Traditionally sold in stores, in bulk......  [read more]

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    BRIC Cell Phones

    Mar 12, 12 • 1002 Views • No Comments

    The Tibetan town of Namche Bazaar has yaks, donkeys and cell phones. Located along the route to a Mt. Everest base camp, the town attracts local traders who provision climbers. With the former carrying products and the latter, market information, the animals......  [read more]