Saturday, November 29, 2008

India vs. China (CNN)

They both have populations numbering over a billion, but that's where the similarities stop between India and China.

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Sunday, November 23, 2008

The Body Politic: China US Campaign

As host of the 2008 Olympics, China sought to use this event to present itself in a positive light to the world. Did it succeed? Noted China experts Susan Shirk and Barry Naughton of UC San Diego join host Peter Gourevitch to assess the long term impacts of the games on China's reputation in the international community. Plus, presidential campaign analysis from UCSD'S Sam Popkin. Series: Body Politic,

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Conversations With History: China and the United States

Host Harry Kreisler welcomes James Fallows of the Atlantic Monthly for a conversation on U.S-China relations. They discuss the rise of China as a manufacturing superpower, the costs and benefits of economic interdependence between the two countries, and the implications of the relationship for global economic stability. Fallows also talks about the lack of media coverage of the international context of the U.S. financial crisis and speculates on how China will impact the agenda of the next President of the United States.

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Cold War: China (1949-1972) (CNN)

The emergence of the People's Republic of China signals a new and dangerous phase in the Cold War. But a split between Moscow and Beijing opens the door for a change in U.S.-Chinese relations.

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Thursday, November 13, 2008

China's fast food wars (CNN)

CNN's Eunice Yoon reports how western fast food giants in China are facing some serious local competition.

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Sunday, November 2, 2008

Genghis Khan (BBC)

Brutal tyrant or man of vision?

Always strike first and always take revenge. Genghis Khan learnt these lessons the hard way during a violent childhood. Son of a murdered father, Genghis grew up in the unforgiving environment of the Mongolian Steppe. But how did an outcast, raised in poverty, come to be the great Khan?

Combining live-action footage shot in Mongolia with CGI software used in Lord of the Rings, the recreation of battle scenes is taken to a new level in presenting the story of how Genghis conquered an empire greater than the Roman Empire at its peak.

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