Glenn Tiffert

Tree Planting in the Desert: Wisdom or Folly? (New York Times)

April 11, 2004 “According to government statistics, 42 billion trees have been planted since 1982. Last year alone, the effort involved more than 560 million people. In the latest phase of the effort, announced two years ago, China plans to plant trees in an area of 170,000 square miles ” just over the size of […]

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Profiting From Benchmarks: Reasons Behind China’s Rush To Develop Standards (Part One) (ChinaTechNews)

April 7, 2004 “Why all the concentration on standards now? China’s leaders realize that if they are ever to turn the corner from being a “developing” manufacturing base for the world’s low-end products, to taking their place among the world’s developed economies, then it will be crucial to control the “business” of new technology development.” […]

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China Is Paying a Price of Modernization: More Beggars (New York Times)

April 7, 2004 “For many years, beggars were rarely seen in the showcase cities of this country that still calls itself a socialist state. Image-conscious city officials ordered the police to arrest panhandlers and other homeless people, many of whom had traveled illegally from the destitute countryside. But in the past six months, the number […]

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