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From nationalism to imperialism

At the recent UN General Assembly, several countries accused the Russian president of imperialism (eg, 2022 invasion of Ukraine). It has been a long way for Russia: from imperialism to communism to nationalism and back to imperialism. I presume Putin will be proud of being called an imperialist. The countries accusing Russia of imperialism know what they are talking...

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Permission or forgiveness; not both

Recently, a friend proposed a move in our online game. I advised against it as I feared revenge or retaliation. My friend said (s)he would ask for permission. That permission was denied. Much to my surprise, my friend made that move anyway. Now, (s)he is seeking for forgiveness following the consequences. My 2019 blog, It’s easier to ask forgiveness than it is to...

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Fifty million empty flats threaten to plunge China’s troubled property market further into crisis, warns think tank (SCMP)

South China Morning Post title: Fifty million empty flats threaten to plunge China’s troubled property market further into crisis, warns think tank By: Pearl Liu in Hong Kong and Yaling Jiang in Shanghai Date: 14 August 2022 "[SUMMARY:] The average vacancy rate in mainland China is 12.1 per cent, according to BRI, meaning millions of empty units could...

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The Chinese implosion – a 2022 update (3)

Early 2016, I published part 1 and part 2 of this blog. I'm surprised that the Chinese implosion is nearer than I had expected. Usually, such a development takes decades. I suppose China's swift transformation from pragmatism to ideology is accountable and responsible for the acceleration of its implosion. The reasons for my current expectation are as follows:...

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China Is Paying a Price for Its Economic and Pandemic Policies (Bloomberg)

Bloomberg title: China Is Paying a Price for Its Economic and Pandemic Policies By: Malcolm Scott Date: 31 August 2022 "Opportunity Cost The Law of Unintended Consequences is wrecking havoc on China. And by the day, economists are turning more bearish as a result.  Raymond Yeung at ANZ Bank become the latest to slash forecasts for growth this year, down to 3%...

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Black vs white vs the many shades of grey

Most people wear either black or white. Only some people wear grey. Grey is often considered a dull colour. It's the same with opinions: most have a micro or a macro focus. Few opinions are in between (ie, gray/grey). Why is grey (eg, colour, opinion) considered as dull? Why don't we like grey? People consider their skin colour as either black or white. However,...

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