If you want your economy to grow, copy the Chinese: save a lot, focus on education, and work really hard. Huffington Post: http://ow.ly/OpGk
The Chinese are creating a great deal of wealth in coming decades, but they have little experience with institutional philanthropy. The American philanthropic sector should make working with China a high priority. http://bit.ly/6GqGia
Secretary of Energy Steven Chu argues that we should expend less efforts on international treaties and more effort on bilateral discussions with China. The US and China combined create 40% of the world's pollution. An innovative, aggressive, bilateral treaty will represent great progress, and encourage other nations to join. Wired Magazine profile http://bit.ly/bttpI8
Some "all you can eat" buffets in China discourage taking more than you can eat: they fine diners for wasted food, based on weight of discards.
Do what several hundred million Chinese do: keep your house a bit cooler Winter nights, but stay cozy with electric bed warmers (water bottles and discs).
There are now over 100 million electric bicycles in China -- the most popular (by far) "green" vehicles in the world. http://bit.ly/CAqKD
A new Chinese technology compresses bamboo into lumber, saving 80% of the cost and sparing trees. Popular Science "Best of 2008" selection. http://bit.ly/7DKf57
Sending lots of laptop-toting, Facebook-addicted US college students to China will help circumvent Chinese web censorship.http://ow.ly/HuXc
Through diplomacy and public cajoling, the rest of the world needs to encourage China to join global social networks (currently blocked) so it has a voice on important issues. http://ow.ly/qzxM
China seeks to turn Dalian, a high-tech hub, into the "next Silicon Valley". They will invest a lot in the attempt. NPR http://n.pr/duy2gH
The Chinese are increasingly using a "pull" model of production, quickly designing and altering products as needs arise. Economist Magazine http://bit.ly/8Y532F
Asia is becoming the hotbed of innovation, especially in reinventing good-quality products that are much cheaper: $3000 cars, $300 computers and $30 cell phones. Economist Magazine special report: http://bit.ly/bnu2cJ
China is already the 6th largest wine producer in the world, and has climate, soil and low wages which will improve quality. NYTimes "best of 2008" idea. http://bit.ly/8FKori
Officials in China want to build two story tall "straddling busses" that allow cars to pass under. http://bit.ly/cwo8RY
Chinese transportation officials have designed a train + pod system that eliminates the need for trains to stop at stations. NY Times best idea 2010. http://nyti.ms/ha5sBa