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
There are now over 100 million electric bicycles in China -- the most popular (by far) "green" vehicles in the world. http://bit.ly/CAqKD
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
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).
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
The Chinese are increasingly using a "pull" model of production, quickly designing and altering products as needs arise. Economist Magazine http://bit.ly/8Y532F
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
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
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.
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
Officials in China want to build two story tall "straddling busses" that allow cars to pass under. http://bit.ly/cwo8RY