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The End of Fish

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On April 8, 2013
It’s a good thing the Chinese don’t eat fish because this would be a problem: However, over the past few years, fishery resources in the river have witnessed a severe decline, with the river’s ecological system currently on the verge of collapsing, according to Zhao Yimin, head of a fishery resource office with the Ministry […]

Light Pollution

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On March 20, 2013
This piece on Hong Kong’s out of control light pollution is a good reminder of one of the least controlled means of pollution. While maybe it isn’t as damaging as water or air pollution, humans have made evolutionary adjustments for night and constant light could potentially have long-term damage on human health. In the short-term, […]

Chinese Environment

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On February 21, 2013

We all know that the Chinese environment is just a bit degraded. And then there’s this of course: But luckily the Chinese government has a hot new plan to solve at least the air problem: Ah, yes

I have some thoughts on the diffusion of anti-access military technology over at The Diplomat During the Cold War, the Soviet Union had a strong political incentive to maximize diffusion of its military capabilities.  Proxies with Soviet technology could fight the United States and its proxies on their own. Consequently, states from North Korea to […]

“These are Our Rocks”

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On January 11, 2013
Let me be the first to point out that there is no way in which this could end up badly: After repeatedly flying surveillance aircraft into disputed airspace with Japan, and Tokyo scrambling F-15s in response, China’s now sending fighters of its own on “routine flights” into the East China Sea. China Daily: A Foreign Ministry […]

Ma Yansong

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On December 12, 2012

This is an interesting, if somewhat older, discussion of the Chinese architect Ma Yansong and his so-called “organic architecture.” The piece focuses on his so-called “Marilyn Monroe

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