o this sort of map of sdg races- if fun please discuss
i’m reminded http://www.cluetrain.com 1999 american dream transparent media- clearly we lost www.beyond-branding.com www.brandchartering.com but now lets research www girls dreams & link to purpose sdg value chain partners www.EconomistDiary.com Linkedin UNwomens youth journalistsforhumanity sdG17 questions: 1 jack ma unctad youth envoy fintech networks alipay/ant finance (china) abangladesh banking for poorest girls, why has unctad department published: The Rise, Fall of Global Microcredit: Development, debt disillusion 2 can university in switzerland partners james grant public school of health in dhaka at brac university and helps WHO learn from this benchmark for womens rural health service, and 40 year grassroots learning curve? 2 most exciting new book this year : rebooting india by nilekani -anyone discussing this? 4 change value chain of sporting suoerstars is youth urgent worldwide movements- historically swiss banking blocked this - switzerland’s have new commitment especially as tokyo olympics needs all the transparency to muster a turning point for millennials relations between the 2 koreas, japan and china (and maybe Russia)
Norman Macrae Family Foundation www.normanmacrae.net seek partners publish The World Record Book of Jobs Creators in Chinese and English. Father, Norman Macrae, was The Economist’s end poverty sub-editor second half of 20thC he joyfully focused 2 main storylines. Help citizens & villagers celebrate each other’s countries develop win-win trade reversing over four centuries of colonisation. Celebrate sustainability of every community in era which Norman hypothesised a Moores Laws of doubling communications technology impacts on all societies every 7 years 1946 to 2030. As our 1984 book The 2025 Report mapped, human development’s last 14 years of changing education & financial systems around sustainability goals 1000+ to 4000+ times more tech than 1946 - NOW is the most exciting time to be alive. Will you all find an orbit out of negative exponential scenarios of Orwell and Einstein? How China rejoins the world with a fifth of human brains is core (1977). Among 15+ neighbors, three deeply detailed networking compasses set examples that 13 major Belt Road trading routes from East to West, South to North, and Arctic circle may mix and match trust-flows from. - Across China South Asia, half world’s people’s sustainability and poverty-ending solutions are urgently needed. Look eg at www.WorldRecordJobs.com solutions around Sir Fazle Abed Womens Community Empowerment with fintech www.bkash.com and Nilekani’s Billion person digital ID for India. - North and West of China people live on half of Euraasia’s land- often landlocked and isolated. How will overland grids be shared; will Arctic Circle belt nations ultimately determine climate solution or destruction. - East of China’s coastal belt linkin huge success stories of win-win world trade but will Japan, China and Korea integrate new technologies of peace as well as youth “cultures for all” celebrations.
Big data small cooperation critical not just for sustainability trade but interfacing more machines than humans connecting G5+ mobil. HiAi must not separate Human and Artificial Intelligences. Charles Schwabs WEF triad of Industrial Revolution hubs in Tokyo, Beijing, San Francisco needs invented here open source everywhere. Teenagers to be cheered on as classroom community builders, a golden age of friendships to be millennials sisterhood of womankind- Ma’s Loveq not just IQ and EQ, Counting down Class years to sustainability 2030, we are at one o'clock rock -last 12 annual cycles, The Guterres requested report on digital cooperation from Jack Ma and Melinda Gates et al in March 2019 will be critical as will 100+ national leaders Belt Road commitments to youth livelihoods in April 2019 and new development banking summits AIIB Luxembourg June 2019 to challenge June 2018’s finding at UNGA that 300 trillion dollars of most liquid western assets do not yet see sdg economics zones as investment grade. www.EconomistDiary.com firstname.lastname@example.org linkedin Unwomens Whats App Washington DC 1 240 316 8157
ardent desires, in the following PROSPECTUS of a weekly paper, to be published every Saturday, and to be called Related items From the archive: Preliminary number and prospectusAug 5th 1843 Coffee and sugarAug 5th 1843 SugarAug 5th 1843 Wool, &c.Aug 5th 1843 WheatAug 5th 1843 Related topics Europe Free trade Western Europe Trade Business THE ECONOMIST, which will contain— First.—ORIGINAL LEADING ARTICLES, in which free-trade principles will be most rigidly applied to all the important questions of the day—political events—and parliamentary discussions; and particularly to all such as relate immediately to revenue, commerce, and agriculture; or otherwise affect the material interests of the country. Second.—Articles relating more especially to some practical, commercial, agricultural, or foreign topic of passing interest; of the state of the revenue, foreign treaties, &c. Third.—An article on the elementary principles of political economy, applied in a familiar and popular manner to practical experience; especially in relation to the laws of price—wages—rent—exchange—revenue—taxes—and the relation between producers and consumers abroad and at home; proved and illustrated by the experience of this and other countries. Fourth.—PARLIAMENTARY REPORTS: Giving at greater length all discussions peculiarly interesting to commerce and agriculture, and especially involving the principles of Free Trade. Fifth.—POPULAR MOVEMENTS: A report and account of all popular movements throughout the country in favour of Free Trade. Sixth.—GENERAL NEWS: A summary of all the news of the week,—the Court—the Metropolis—the Provinces; Scotland and Ireland. Seventh.—COMMERCIAL: Under this head a careful and elaborate account will be given of the trade of the week; with special notices of changes in fiscal regulations; state and prospects of the markets, especially indicating the progress of stocks and consumption; of imports and exports; latest Foreign News, likely to influence future supply; the state of the manufacturing districts; notices of important new mechanical improvements; shipping news; an account of the money market, and of the progress of railways and public companies. Eighth.—AGRICULTURAL: Under this head we will give frequent articles on improvements in agriculture; on the application of geology and chemistry; on new and improved implements; and in every way, to the utmost of our power, assist that true and independent spirit which is everywhere rising among the best landlords and farmers, to rely on the only safe support agriculture can have—intelligence, ingenuity, and perseverance, instead of deceptive protection. We will give a general detail of incidents, state of crops, markets, prices, foreign markets and prices converted into English money; and we have made an arrangement to communicate, from time to time, in some detail, the plans pursued in Belgium, Switzerland, and other well-cultivated countries. Ninth.—COLONIAL AND FOREIGN: In which we will furnish the earliest information respecting the trade, produce, political and fiscal changes, and other matter interesting; and, particularly, we will endeavour to expose the evils of restriction and protection, and the advantages of free intercourse and trade. Tenth.—LAW REPORTS: These we will confine chiefly to such as are particularly important to commerce, manufactures, and agriculture. Eleventh.—NOTICE OF BOOKS: Confined chiefly, but not so exclusively, to such as treat of the foregoing subjects; including all treatises on political economy, finance, or taxation. Twelfth.—COMMERCIAL GAZETTE: Price currents and statistics of the week. 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EXTRA MONTHLY STATISTICAL AND PARLIAMENTARY PAPER NUMBER:—In each month we will publish an extra number, devoted exclusively to statistics, and the preservation of the statistical parts of documents laid before parliament; many of which, of great value, never at present reach the public eye, or at least in a very limited way. There can be no question that, whether we speak of the economist, the legislator, the merchant, or the trader, statistics must form the most important ground-work of the whole of his reasonings, opinions, and actions; they are, in short, the fundamental facts on which all his opinions and actions must be based to be true; it is difficult to estimate their importance. At the same time we must remark, that however powerful and useful they may be as an instrument, they cannot be used with safety without considerable knowledge of the peculiar subjects, and without the exercise of great discretion in drawing results. This we will endeavour to aid by explanatory notes and observations in the collection and arrangement. Our plan is,—to divide this monthly number into two parts, one for permanent statistics, in which we will commence and collect together in alphabetical order the statistics of our revenue and trade, including exports and imports, navigation, agriculture, and currency for the last twenty years:—the trade with our colonies, and of our colonies with each other, and with this country:—and various interesting statistical statements which we can get relating to the same subjects in foreign countries: the other part we will apply to the statistics of the day: the comparison of our trade, imports, exports, consumption, stocks, &c., of all the leading articles of commerce, between the current year and the corresponding period of the preceding year: and other matters useful and interesting to the material interests of the country. And at the end of each year, we will furnish a title-page and general index to the whole paper, including the statistical numbers, so that the whole may form a useful volume of reference to the economist, the politician, the merchant, and manufacturer, the agriculturalist, and the general reader. We have made such arrangements and under such superintendence, as will secure the accomplishment of all that we propose, in a way which we trust will render our objects and exertions useful to the country: we have no party or class interests or motives; we are of no class, or rather of every class: we are of the landowning class: we are of the commercial class interested in our colonies, in our foreign trade, and in our manufactures: but our opinions are that not one part of these can have any lasting and true success that is not associated and co-existing with the prosperity of all. And lastly—if we required higher motives than bare utility, to induce that zeal, labour, and perseverance against all the difficulties which we shall have to encounter in this work—we have them. If we look abroad, we see within the range of our commercial intercourse whole islands and continents, on which the light of civilization has scarce yet dawned; and we seriously believe that FREE TRADE, free intercourse, will do more than any other visible agent to extend civilization and morality throughout the world—yes, to extinguish slavery itself. Then, if we look around us at home, we see ignorance, depravity, immorality, irreligion, abounding to an extent disgraceful to a civilized country; and we feel assured that there is little chance of successfully treating this great national disease while want and pauperism so much abound: we can little hope to improve the mental and moral condition of a people while their physical state is so deplorable:—personal experience has shown us in the manufacturing districts that the people want no acts of parliament to coerce education or induce moral improvement when they are in physical comfort—and that, when men are depressed with want and hunger, and agonized by the sufferings of helpless and starving children, no acts of parliament are of the slightest avail. We look far beyond the power of acts of parliament, or even of the efforts of the philanthropist or the charitable, however praiseworthy, to effect a cure for this great national leprosy; we look mainly to an improvement in the condition of the people. And we hope to see the day when it will be as difficult to understand how an act of parliament could have been made to restrict the food and employment of the people, as it is now to conceive how the mild, inoffensive spirit of Christianity could ever have been conceived into the plea of persecution and martyrdom, or how poor old wrinkled women, with a little eccentricity, were burned by our forefathers for witchcraft.…
To those like von neumann who value the higher purspose of maths as logical languages of open systems, the idea that every university should have a world class roster of professors that it charge students for was absurd as far back as the 1950s - read his biography. Today when the basic curricula content could be 24/7 free online and practised peer to peer on platforms lie khan academy and maharishi institute the model of the university is over 10 times too costly and will end youth employment in any place that hangs on to it as a way of chaining their future's investments to the needs of old professors and need-to-know silos
6 Nature has never valued the law of the dinosaur. The dna of the least innovative adminsitrations in the world are those that dictate that because a system cant prove to be broken yet (or isnt known by the majority of the populace to be trapping them) it shouldnt be questioned (as drucker said every year) for not what can we keep the same but what must we joyfully change ahead of time. Here the great mindset problem is legal professions who advise ceos at a sector level never to own up to their system no longer being the safest even if it was at the time the company became biggest in its market. So you have all sectors value chains like energy that have never innovated beyond carbon, and who spend more an more of societies monies lobbying for there being no risk to continuing the future as if it w history
5 For every human being to have maximum opportunity to live productively free and sustainably happy (across generations of their families) we needed freedom of voice - ie almost no cost broadcast media where an invention improved the human lot to high cost when it was already dead wood however largest its organisation had become
4 And aligning that we need public servants to want to lead the charge towards ending people being born into inequality in all its facets including war-torn regions and places where 1% of land was a private gold-mine and 99% was a public desert. Additionally we need to end calling a system democratic even as it give 3 halves of the world less that 10% voice - women, youth ,poorest; additionally the opportunity of a borderless world was to urgently value 5 tpoes of trade until national bordered trade was the least valuable of the 5 - the other 4 being webbed direct person to person; intercommunity - what The Economist by 1984 was chartering humanity's most urgent quest for 30000 microfranchises that could be open sourced across a global village networked planet so productivity and service knowledge was valued in the community; clusters of trading nations that were designed to complement each others weakness not to empire over the weaker; trades that dint need any borders at all aas they were world class and contextually relevant for every locality to race collaboratively towards (eg such living apps as green microenergy especially photosynthesis and solar) - for more see The Book of World Record Job Creators of the net generation
3 If we had economically valued clean energy and open educations as the net generation's 2 great new possibiloities we could also have ended designing banks and health systems in ways that trapped youth in bailing out elders excesses
2 n all this wherever young professionals have the presence to imagine a coherently different set of rules as being more responsible (transparent, win-win-, exponentialy sustainable) than their elders these laws should have been fast tested -and the last thing in the world that was needed was that one prime minister blocked continuous voting for such constitutional changes buffered by bipolar parties and the 1% vested interest lobbies that have all but destroyed planetwide sustainability
1 this leaves how to transform "death of distance age infrastiuctures in ways that value commons and the longest models- this is exactly the opposite sort of privatatisation model that eg macroeconomist jeffrey sachs delivered to the USSR. Such networks as Open Society need to be celebrated for seeing the end of nobel prizes being awarded to economists and pacemakers as separate expertises. They are not. And unless we end the post-world war 2 phenolmenon of biggest governments adding a 15% tax on every hujans work so that they vcan play with arms and wargames- its not mathematically likely that more than a billion of our children will reach century 22 and even that is probably unsustainable if Orwell's big borother endgame is to be thye way of the world…
youth livelihoods - is now blessed with Bangladesh new economic models of girl empowerment
top 3 world record job creator Sir Fazle Abed (world largest NGO BRAC, world largest cashless bank bkash since april 20% partnered by Jack Ma, education's number 1livelihood creator, leading university curricula at BRAC U include James Grant School of Public Health
and top 20 Muhammad Yunus
Next Dhaka exchange event with China -Bracinn 30 sept to October 6, 2018 queries email@example.com - mediator Ying Lowrey author of 2 books on Alibaba , Professor of SME Value chains at Tsinghua
India's most interesting entrepreneur and WRJC top 10 : Nilekani - after creating jobs with telecentres at Infosys - he has spent over a decade on President Kalam's last dream project- billion person identity- can this become the greatest big data set sustainability world has ever seen
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Man has just landed on the moon but back on planet earth imagine hundreds of square miles where communities of people have next to nothing. They have been flattened by a cyclone that killed half a million people and a war of independence. Their new nation is the poorest but one of the ten most populous in the world. During the region’s history of colonization, electricity grids never reached these people – they were not part of what the empire wanted from the trade it designed.
WHERE GOAL 1 IS POVERTY ALLEVIATION
In such communities, what adults as well as children can directly train each other in is life critical. Education networks of this sort are anchored in practical skills much of which are far removed from sitting all day in a classroom. In the 2010s when a job creating genius like Jack Ma says that over half of youth will be unemployable if they are just confounded to classroom education, we suggest that the world is extremely fortunate that there remains one 100 million person alumni network with community-based learning origins: BRAC@Bangladesh
Help edit leaflet celebrating an exploration of the value multipliers of community-based education empowered by the fairer sex. Due to colonial and other consequences BRAC @ Bangladesh is mother earth’s deepest (global-for-local) hub for innovating solutions to many of the most pressing challenges of the 17 sustainability goalsthat the United Nations has prioritized as collaboratively urgent by 2030.. If you are a parent we invite you to promote joyful awareness of this collective experience as a critical success factor for the half of the world aged under 30 if they are to be the sustainability goals generation.
This publication is part of a 50 year media retrospective of friends and family of The Economist’s Norman Macrae who was inspired in 1968 by the imminent moon landing to launch fiercely optimistic debates on technology’s coming “Entrepreneurial Revolution” around mother earth.- a movement that became dad’s life work until his parting in 2010. firstname.lastname@example.org
1 Introduction to Human Development’s Two Greatest Miracles Since 1970 - China & Bangladesh
2 What is meant by the valuation systemization of women lift up half the sky
Translations of this shared vision across China and 100 million alumni of BRAC
3 The world trading Coastal Belts of China, South Asia and Continental Asean : Eurasia & Beyond
4 Curious differences between BRAC’s Sir Fazle Abed and Grameen’s Nobel Dr Yunus
UK/Commonwealth and American Mindset of English-speaking constitutions
Education and funding
Ten years deeper and collaboratively more independent
Value chains : Systemic infrastructures versus concept innovation
5 Why valuing women’s livelihoods is critical to the two thirds of the world’s people living in eastern hemisphere – Testimonies from BRAC’s 100 million alumni
6 More from the sustainability cluetrain of BRAC partners life shaping market freedoms of Learning Nations of Girls, and Boys – intergenerational opportunities to leapfrog from quarter of century or pre-digital (pre-ellectric) to post-digital human development
7 References and worldwide friends of the Entrepreneurial Revolution Charter of Norman Macrae CBE, Order of Rising Sun with Gold Bars
hen the world's biggest convene up a mountain top - eg the year of the first oil crisis providd opportunity for middle east delegates concerned with teh future to chat with other world leaders - so if world economic forum has any remaining credibility for future of youth it could be in helping future of that region- before coming to power bula red-eyed by attending world social forum in brazil's porto allgre and then wef in davos. He gave some space to linking in socail entreprenurs (but this movement has its own uneconomic problems). More relevantly he made idea of alternative trading clusters to G8 valuable - including B for Brazil-led BRICS
However unlike rebirth of un week in september, accessibility to fringe meeting hosts of davos is next to zero…
General Theory; last chapter of essays on persuasion -understand timing (1930s) was keynes at his peak and west's 20th century at its most conflicted (1930s with hitler and stalin terrifying humanity)- writings about this time also showed hayek at his most insightful in my opinion; immediate post-war disciples of Keynes appear to have been schumacher and schumpeter -who both saw the extremes of communism and capitalism as the same broken system ultimately ruled by and for a few insiders
-read 1843 james wilson founder's purpose of The Economist - to mediate an end to hunger and an end to capital abuse of youth- undersrand how queen victoria assigned james the fatal project of starting to end empire more ... track james mindset to the origins of entrepreneurial economics: the word is French so the frnech revolution of egalite and liberte; the 1776 freeing of usa from trade ruled by UK; adam smith's notes on moral sentiments and how the internbational banking scam of early 1700s bankrupte scotalnd, caused the hostile takeover of the Uk in which scotland was treated like a colony fom which over half of the next 3 generations of scots had to emigrate to be free to developed their livelihoods around the world - the 4th Norman Macrae Remembrance party was hosted by the Principal of University of Glasgow to explore these principles and debate whether the Futurelearn MOOC platform wanted University of Glasgow to take the lead in co-editng this entrepreneurial branch of economics (sometimes scaled microeconomics top distinguish its bottom-up and open mapping view of mathematical models from macroeconomics top-down and closed plans) -mathematically recall how einstein shows that whenever man's theory breaks down it is time to model dynamic interactions at a more micro level
more on keynes: (however the terminologies they used doesnt travel through time simply and NW hemisphere politicians and their hired academics in the tv age's half century since 1950 have often quoted it values exactly wrongly -thereby destroying public servant democracy )
more on james wilson: which his son-in-law and sceond editor achieved to her satisfaction - turning her role from top of slave-making "empire" into hoped-for epicentre of commonwealth; unfortunately britain's intent to be the best for humanity investor were ended as winning the first world war made the UK biggest financial loser- the baton for best for world investor appeared to be passed on to USA; in my interpretation of history this the USA did to end of second world war where it unfortunately becane neurotic about arms races but fortunately not until the Marshall Plan had refinaced Europe and brilliance of Emperor Hirohito opened up the door for Japan and then Asia to become explorers of best for youth futures (something the region had previously not participated openly in for half a ,millennium -partly due to very inward looking perspectives of china and japan but also these may have been reactions to the way the west's mercantile empire had divided up control of world trade )…
nese man, Xi Jinping, is famous for helping 65+ national leaders (including all biggest developing nations - the huge lands of Brazil Russia India .. Canada Arctic ...) improve their economies by hosting masterclasses on Belt Road Mapping, Such depressing fake news would be like the brexited EU saying don't APP the web as it was invented by an Englishman (TBL) or take down all code and technology that uses English. Back at time of moonlanding,
SPACE RACE TURNED EVERY PERSONS WORLD INTO A NEW WORLD
The Economist founded the curriculum of Entrepreneurial Revolution: the future would be compeletely different as we the peoples became universally connected through mobiles. Consequence today: being a landlocked nation or state is destroying your youth's future livelihoods unless you BRI. All over our newly digital world, BRI helps people share new economic maps. BRI's first question addresses across every continent's coastal Belts by mapping locations of superports. These containerised systems are orders of magnitude more economical -and green - to globally trade through than airports unless you are dealing with upmarket persishable goods which may be the main trade of the rich get richer but not the rest of our kids getting livelihoods let alone sustainability goal.s - more
Chairs : Jack Ma, Melinda Gates .. Press release Terms of reference Panel member bios
-with special thanks to World Record Jobs Creators X:Xi Jinping, Y Pope Francis
Here is the rest of Relaunch UN's digitized panel of advisers- a Diary note their first innovation report will be published in March 2019 just-in-time to be brainstormed at BRI 2.0 Beijing May 2019 hosted by President Xi and seconded by leaders of 6 plus 1
Mohammed Al Gergawi (UAE), Minister of Cabinet Affairs and the Future, UAE::Yuichiro Anzai (Japan), President of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science::Nikolai Astrup (Norway), Minister of International Development, Norway::Vinton Cerf (USA), Vice President and Chief Internet Evangelist, Google::Fadi Chehadé (USA), Partner at ABRY Partners::Isabel Guerrero Pulgar (Chile), Director, IMAGO Global Grassroots and Lecturer, Harvard Kennedy School::Marina Kaljurand (Estonia), Chair of the Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace::Bogolo Kenewendo (Botswana), Minister of Investment, Trade and Industry, Botswana::Akaliza Keza Ntwari (Rwanda), ICT advocate and entrepreneur:Marina Kolesnik (Russian Federation), senior executive, entrepreneur and WEF Young Global Leader:Doris Leuthard (Switzerland), Head of the Federal Department of the Environment, Transport, Energy and Communications, Switzerland::Cathy Mulligan (United Kingdom), Visiting Research Fellow Imperial College Centre for Cryptocurrency::Edson Prestes (Brazil), Professor, Institute of Informatics, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul::Kira Radinsky (Israel), Director of Data Science, eBay::Nanjira Sambuli (Kenya), Digital Equality Advocacy Manager, World Wide Web Foundation::Sophie Soowon Eom (Republic of Korea), Founder of Adriel AI and Solidware::Dhananjayan Sriskandarajah (Australia), Secretary General, CIVICUS::Jean Tirole (France), Chairman of the Toulouse School of Economics and the Institute for Advanced Study in Toulouse
Ex officio:Amandeep Singh Gill (India), Executive Director, Secretariat of the High-level Panel on Digital Cooperation:Jovan Kurbalija (Serbia), Executive Director, Secretariat of the High-level Panel on Digital Cooperation
MATTHEW BOULTON, James Watt’s partner in the development of the steam engine and one of the 18th century’s greatest industrialists, was in no doubt about the importance of Britain’s first embassy to the court of the Chinese emperor. “I conceive”, he wrote to James Cobb, secretary of the East India Company, “the present occasion to be the most favourable that ever occurred for the introduction of our manufactures into the most extensive market in the world.”
In light of this great opportunity, he argued, George Macartney’s 1793 mission to Beijing should take a “very extensive selection of specimens of all the articles we make both for ornament and use.” By displaying such a selection to the emperor, court and people, Macartney’s embassy would learn what the Chinese wanted. Boulton’s Birmingham factories, along with those of his friends in other industries, would then set about producing those desiderata in unheard-of bulk, to everybody’s benefit.
That is not how things turned out. The emperor accepted Macartney’s gifts, and quite liked some of them—a model of the Royal Sovereign, a first-rate man o’ war, seemed particularly to catch his fancy—but understood the whole transaction as one of tribute, not trade. The court saw a visit from the representatives of King George as something similar in kind to the opportunities the emperor’s Ministry of Rituals provided for envoys from Korea and Vietnam to express their respect and devotion to the Ruler of All Under Heaven. (Dealings with the less sophisticated foreigners from inner Asia were the responsibility of the Office of Barbarian Affairs.)
"We have never valued ingenious articles, nor do we have the slightest need of your country’s manufactures"
The emperor was thus having none of Macartney’s scandalous suggestion that the Son of Heaven and King George should be perceived as equals. He professed himself happy that Britain’s tribute, though admittedly commonplace, should have come from supplicants so far away. But he did not see it as the beginning of a new trading relationship: “We have never valued ingenious articles, nor do we have the slightest need of your country’s manufactures…Curios and the boasted ingenuity of their devices I prize not.” Macartney’s request that more ports in China be opened to trade (the East India Company was limited to Guangzhou, then known as Canton) and that a warehouse be set up in Beijing itself was flatly refused. China at that time did not reject the outside world, as Japan did. It was engaged with barbarians on all fronts. It just failed to see that they had very much to offer.
In retrospect, a more active interest in extramural matters might have been advisable. China was unaware that an economic, technological and cultural revolution was taking place in Europe and being felt throughout the rest of the world. The subsequent rise of colonialist capitalism would prove the greatest challenge it would ever face. The Chinese empire Macartney visited had been (a few periods of collapse and invasion notwithstanding) the planet’s most populous political entity and richest economy for most of two millennia. In the following two centuries all of that would be reversed. China would be semi-colonised, humiliated, pauperised and torn by civil war and revolution.
Now, though, the country has become what Macartney was looking for: a relatively open market that very much wants to trade. To appropriate Boulton, the past two decades have seen the most favourable conditions that have ever occurred for the introduction of China’s manufactures into the most extensive markets in the world. That has brought China remarkable prosperity. In terms of purchasing power it is poised to retake its place as the biggest economy in the world. Still home to hundreds of millions mired in poverty, it is also a 21st-century nation of Norman Foster airports and shining solar farms. It has rolled a rover across the face of the moon, and it hopes to send people to follow it.
An embassy to China
And now it is a nation that wants some things very much. In general, it knows what these things are. At home its people want continued growth, its leaders the stability that growth can buy. On the international stage people and Communist Party want a new deference and the influence that befits their nation’s stature. Thus China wants the current dispensation to stay the same—it wants the conditions that have helped it grow to endure—but at the same time it wants it turned into something else.
Finessing this need for things to change yet stay the same would be a tricky task in any circumstances. It is made harder by the fact that China’s Leninist leadership is already managing a huge contradiction between change and stasis at home as it tries to keep its grip on a society which has transformed itself socially almost as fast as it has grown economically. And it is made more dangerous by the fact that China is steeped in a belligerent form of nationalism and ruled over by men who respond to every perceived threat and slight with disproportionate self-assertion.
The post-perestroika collapse of the Soviet Union taught China’s leaders not just the dangers of political reform but also a profound distrust of America: would it undermine them next? Xi Jinping, the president, has since been spooked by the chaos unleashed in the Arab spring. It seems he wants to try to cleanse the party from within so it can continue to rule while refusing any notions of political plurality or an independent judiciary. That consolidation is influencing China’s foreign policy.
China is building airstrips on disputed islands in the South China Sea, moving oil rigs into disputed waters and redefining its airspace without any clear programme for turning such assertion into the acknowledged status it sees as its due. This troubles its neighbours, and it troubles America. Put together China’s desire to re-establish itself (without being fully clear about what that might entail) and America’s determination not to let that desire disrupt its interests and those of its allies (without being clear about how to respond) and you have the sort of ill-defined rivalry that can be very dangerous indeed. Shi Yinhong, of Renmin University in Beijing, one of China’s most eminent foreign-policy commentators, says that, five years ago, he was sure that China could rise peacefully, as it says it wants to. Now, he says, he is not so sure.
iating the worlds favorite viewspaper emerged from moon landing
the internet (from 72) - Games of partners publishing World Record Jobs Creators
Bangladesh (from 1972) www.brac.tv productive livelihoods of girls so destroyed by macroeconomic metrics that became 20th C q3's "disgraceful political chicanery"
China - Norman Macrae 31 Dec 1977 - The Economist
china norman's most valued developing nation from 1978 (see survey below)
-see 2018 updates all gravitated by China's rejuvenetaion dream linking in half a billion lives of nder 30s as a co-leader of millennials race to be the first sustainability generation
- BGBworld.com (livelihood edutech for poorest billion girls and boys) and
- Belt Road Imagineering bri.school
China as number 1 collaboration brand with 20 neighbors or near neighbors to sustain and investment braoinstorming clubs of nations such as BRICS (new development bank) and over 70 nations leaders of BRI including the AIIB new dev bank network
we advise youth to choose a nation that matters most to them and then use the way china benchmarks a win-win world trading route with clusters of neigbhors to see if there are parallels near you;
china is situated in eurasia with 4 main coastal belt NEWS
- northern belt is the arctic circle - to reach that China needs Roads (eg staright libe superrails , tech cables, energy pipes) through russia which directl shares the arctice sea with usa (alaska) canada nordica
-china's and the world's greatest superport traidng routes are on eursaia's east Belt and extreme south east- this is the miraculos post-war region that thanks inintrially to american investment in japan and s.korea but soon the chiense diaspora has taken win-win trades beyond old colonial models- part 1 of this story to 1976 (diaspora off mainland); part 2 1976 to Xi JInping announced BRI mapping from 2013; of course the eurasia east belt has one huge risk zone at moment due to underinvestment in n korean people
-eurasia's south belt is mainly the nations taken over by the British Raj are still struggling to develop to the relative impact they had in 1500
-eurasia's west is the muddle of the med sea and the s-n melange of Eureopan countries, the gulf land bridge to africa (with suez belt)
-landlocked nations many of which now called east europe or post ussr nations need friendships from coastal belt nations which history of coliniisation workd war, cold war and olil war has viciosly spiralled over many oif the same peoples that were home to the great golden rule religions of the 2000 yeras or so before 1500
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Permalink Reply by chris macrae on January 24, 2014 at 7:53am
dominate the news, and our paper, this week. We take issue with those who hold that the West should accept Russia's behaviour as the inevitable consequence of its sway in the region. Ukraine has demonstrated its desire for stronger links with the EU, and the West has plenty of ways of putting economic pressure on Russia to stop bullying its neighbour John Micklethwait, Editor-in-Chief
the trouble is each nation has different interests and is unlikely to lead intervention with russia where trade leverage could innovate most
so london/uk and presumably switzerland does much of the banking for russian oligarchs
germany does much of the non-energy trade with russia and ukraine
various eu countries do energy trade with ussr
help us improve this list -who's responsible who for continuing the growth of russia's power however much it destroys the freedoms of youth in its neighbouring nations…
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how do humans design futures?-in the 2020s decade of the sdgs – this question has never had moore urgency. to be or not t be/ – ref to lessons of deming or keynes, or glasgow university alumni smith and 200 years of hi-trust economics mapmaking later fazle aded - we now know how-a man made system is defined by one goal uniting generations- a system multiplies connected peoples work and demands either accelerating progress to its goal or collapsing - sir fazle abed died dec 2020 - so who are his modt active scholars networks empowering youth with his knohow n- soros with jim kim paul farmer leon botstein and with particular contexts- girls village development and with ba-ki moon global climate adaptability where cop26 november will be a great chance to renuite with 260 years of adam smith and james watts purposes there is no point in connecting with system mentors unless you want to end poverty-specifically we interpret sdg 1 as meaning mext girl or boy born has fair chance at free happy an productive life as we seek to make any community a child is born into a thriving space to grow up between discover of new worlds in 1500 and 1945 systems got worse and worse on the goal eg processes like slavery emerged- and ultimately the world was designed around a handful of big empires and often only the most powerful men in those empires. 4 amazing human-tech systems were invented to start massive use by 1960 borlaug agriculture and related solutions every poorest village (2/3people still had no access to electricity) could action learn person to person- deming engineering whose goal was zero defects by helping workers humanize machines- this could even allowed thousands of small suppliers to be best at one part in machines assembled from all those parts) – although americans invented these solution asia most needed them and joyfully became world class at them- up to 2 billion people were helped to end poverty through sharing this knowhow- unlike consuming up things actionable knowhow multiplies value in use when it links through every community that needs it the other two technologies space and media and satellite telecoms, and digital analytic power looked promising- by 1965 alumni of moore promised to multiply 100 fold efficiency of these core tech each decade to 2030- that would be a trillion tmes moore than was needed to land on the moon in 1960s. you might think this tech could improve race to end poverty- and initially it did but by 1990 it was designed around the long term goal of making 10 men richer than 40% poorest- these men also got involved in complex vested interests so that the vast majority of politicians in brussels and dc backed the big get bigger - often they used fake media to hide what they were doing to climate and other stuff that a world trebling in population size d\from 1945 to 2030 also needed to map. so the good and bad news is we the people need to reapply all techs where they are only serving rich men and politicians od every party who have taken us to the brink of ending our species- these are the most exciting times to be alive - we the 3 generations children parents grandparents have until 2030 to design new system orbits gravitated around goal 1 and navigating the un's other 17 goals do you want to help/ 8 cities we spend most time helping students exchange sustainability solutions 2018-2019 BR0 Beijing Hangzhou: BR6 Geneva, Luxembourg, BR2 Dhaka, Delhi, BR1 Tokyo, Seoul
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