Environment

Forget about Global Climate Agreements - Just Deal With China

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

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Environment

Electric Bicycles

There are now over 100 million electric bicycles in China -- the most popular (by far) "green" vehicles in the world. http://bit.ly/CAqKD

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Philanthropy

Encourage Chinese Philanthropy

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

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Environment

Electric Bed Warmers

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).

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Security

Combat Chinese Web Censorship Through University Exchange

Sending lots of laptop-toting, Facebook-addicted US college students to China will help circumvent Chinese web censorship.http://ow.ly/HuXc

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Online Collaboration

Encourage China to Join Social Networks

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

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Management

Don't "Push" Products; Let Market "Pull" Products From You

The Chinese are increasingly using a "pull" model of production, quickly designing and altering products as needs arise. Economist Magazine http://bit.ly/8Y532F

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Transportation

Trains That Don't Need to Stop

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

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Government

Grow Your Economy by Emulating China's Strategy

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

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Environment

Fine Diners for Wasting Food

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.

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Technology

Move to Dalian

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

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Transportation

Straddling Bus Offers Cheap Public Transport

Officials in China want to build two story tall "straddling busses" that allow cars to pass under. http://bit.ly/cwo8RY

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