Weekly Roundup: Sichuan Quake Report, Pollution Lawyers, & Wasted Space

Tuesday, July 22, 2008 10:50
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With so much going on in China, and only a limited amount of bandwidth, I have created this weekly post to highlight articles that I feel are (1) important, (2) relevant, and (3) interesting.

This week there are 4 articles that I have chosen to highlight as each are quite interesting, they are all relevant, and there are issues within each that I think you the reader should be aware of.

If you have an article that you feel needs to be mentioned, please do so in the comments section.

Sichuan, China M8.0 Earthquake Field Investigation Report
I have heard a lot about the quality of buildings over the last 2 months, many not based in knowledge of local conditions, building materials, or physics… but this one is, and for anyone who wants to know why building collapsed and how buildings can be built better next time, then I highly suggest reading this report.

Beijing lawyer fights for pollution victims
Being an advocate for change is not easy, and even when an issue is enjoying a favorable state, it still isn’t easy.  so, when I see the courage that others have and the fact that they are continuing to move forward on issues like the environment, I need to highlight them.  the environment is an issue that is a CRITICAL issue in China, and more needs to be done to support these efforts and these people.

How to Waste Space in China
Fantastic story by Bill this week about the difference of investment approaches.  I have seen some classic cases of “what the hell were they thinking building that” in my time as well… and this story just frames it all so well.

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One Response to “Weekly Roundup: Sichuan Quake Report, Pollution Lawyers, & Wasted Space”

  1. JD says:

    July 22nd, 2008 at 4:33 pm

    The fourth article, on unionization of MNCs, seems to have disappeared.