1.National Geographic Magazine, March 2010 issue: Shanghai shows off: Shanghai Dreams: China's glories of the past-this time on its own terms by Brook Larmer,former bureau chief,Newsweek. Photo by Fritz Hoffman who lived in Shanghai for 13 years and studied Mandarin at Shanghai University. Note: He should have studied Shanghainese,the Wu dialect (circa 80 million)because local folks speak Shanghainese similar to folks in Guangzhou speak Cantonese and Hong Kong folks speak Cantonese: circa 70 millions. I taught both Mandarin and Wu dialect for many years since 1950s.
2.TIME magazine,March 22, 2010 issue: China and the US: The Indespensable Axis: Their frenemyship will shape the decade. By Christina Larson,editor at Foreign Policy magazine. Such rationale may be strengthened by the blogs at www.Sino-American economics ince 2000.
3.Harvard Business Review, April 2010 page 96-101 (Reprint R1004) "China's Integration with the Global Economy." By Edward Tse(Xie in official Pin Yin system of romanization) Cf."A Glimpse of the Chinese Language" in English to be aware of nuance of dialects. Search such title at www.rand.org for PDF file free of charge as public service.
Tse is the Chairman of Booz and company and the author of "The China Strategy": Harnessing the power of the World's Fastest Growing Economy. Basic Books,2010. Comment: China is the most populous nation in the world and China's human resource(circa 1/5+ of the human race) is being utilized for globalization to recover global economic crisis in the 21st century.
Francis Shieh a.k.a. Xie Shihao,a native of Shanghai, China and a lifelong student of economics since early 1940s at St. John's University,Shanghai(may be searched at www.Google.com) to keep abreast re Sino-American economics from various sources.
Saturday,March 20, 2010 at 2 p.m.