Wall Street Journal,April 16, 09 page A1:Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, a Mandarin-speaking former diplomat in China has been abusively called a roving ambassador for Beijing by the political opposition party. Language may or may not influence human behavior. I love both Chinese and English languages but I believe I am still the same person in my ethnicity. Economics is economics in any nation on earth i.e. "Yi shi zhu ying" or Clothing,food,lodging and transportation as necessities of living in the modern world.
Australia is situated in Asia but shares with USA as an Engish-speaking nation with a bit English accent. When I was in Suzhou University and met people from Australia. They study Mandarin with no knowledge of the Wu dialect.(Shanghai)
Page D9: Asian art museum of San Francisco is organized by the Honolulu Academy of Arts through May 10, 2009. Honolulu, Hawaii is the midway to Asia in the Pacific as Paradise on earth. The Chinese expression goes: Above there is Heaven but below are Suzhou and Hangzhou with my paternal and material ancestry from family history.
USA Today,April 16, 2009 page 5D:
Marriage American style: Sociologist Andrew Cherlin of Johns Hopkins University says in his new book, The Marriage Go-Round that Americans marry more, have more live-in partners and divorce more frequently than in any other country. The values are independence and happiness for couples to stay together or break up derived from individual volition.
In China,young folks try to imitate the American style but most elderly folks would stay together according to the traditonal Chinese culture of life-long partnership.
Dog lovers or Cat lovers?: Some Common Interests to keep pets as kids for companionship: Sino-American Economics of Togetherness(sic):
It would be horrendous what happens to dogs and cats in some nations where they are treated like vermin and are cruelly exploited for their flesh and fur. It is a matter of economics for sale for money.
Many consumers look for labels of country origin and manufacturer and shop accordingly, but we will not see significant progress in animal welfare and protection in those cultures until there is progress in human rights and animal rights for a just and humane society in the 21st century or beyond?
Francis Shieh aka Xie Shihao on April 16, 2009 at 3.16 p.m.