A Shift in Exports

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China’s rising cost of labor has driven the country to start producing and exporting high end goods.  China is evolving as a country and by doing such, their high-growth export industries are changing.  The year-to-year growth rate of labor-intensive goods hovers at or just below 0%.  On the other hand, high-value goods such as electrical… Continue reading A Shift in Exports

Tibetan Self-Immolations and China’s Growing Problem

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Recently a former Buddhist monk became the 100th person to self-immolate since 2009 for the purpose of publicizing Chinese abuse of Tibet.  Self-Immolation is hardly a new concept of civil disobedience.  However, the increasing amount of Tibetans lighting themselves on fire has gotten the attention of the Chinese government.  It is a problem that brings up nature… Continue reading Tibetan Self-Immolations and China’s Growing Problem

China’s Failed Attempts at Matching European Soccer

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China’s attempts to create a world class soccer league and have a world cup winning soccer team have ultimately failed.  The Economist had a great article last year that denounced China’s political system as the reason behind their failure to have a quality soccer team.  It wasn’t for  a lack of trying, as the higher ups… Continue reading China’s Failed Attempts at Matching European Soccer