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  The China syndrome - The Boston Globe
None of this is to deny that China's economy is expanding rapidly, with annual GDP growth of 8 to 9 percent, according to official figures.
China's foreign policy seeks to maximize stability at home (for example, by keeping the status quo across Xinjiang's borders with Central Asia) and sustain China's impressive economic growth (for example, by safeguarding the huge US market).
Overall, China may not be the new colossus it appears to its self-made foes or to distant lotus-eaters.
www.boston.com /news/globe/editorial_opinion/oped/articles/2005/11/16/the_china_syndrome   (855 words)

  
 A New China Syndrome: Beijing's Atomic Bazaar
China's trade surplus with the United States jumped from $ 3.5 billion in 1988 to $ 10.4 billion in 1989, the largest U.S. trade deficit after Japan and Taiwan.
China sold the heavy water with no strings attached, allowing India for the first time to start a reactor entirely free of international controls -- meaning that the reactor's plutonium would be free to go into atomic bombs.
China also agreed with Brazil in 1985 to help with liquid fuel technology and missile guidance in return for solid fuel rocket technology.
www.wisconsinproject.org /pubs/articles/1991/newchinasyndrome.htm   (2056 words)

  
 Whiskey Bar: China Syndrome   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
China's stockpile of Treasuries ($235 billion at the end of April) already equals almost 12% of all U.S. debt in foreign hands, and is growing nearly twice as fast as the global total.
And unlike Japan, nearly all of China's Treasury holdings are in the hands of the Chinese government.
It could be -- and frequently is -- argued that China is now too deeply embedded in the global capitalist system to risk either war or a financial showdown with the United States.
billmon.org /archives/001975.html   (1136 words)

  
 TIFF Education Foundation: China Syndrome
Indeed, until China's political infrastructure changes as materially as the physical landscapes of its coastal cities have changed since Deng Xiao Ping began letting capitalist flowers bloom some 25 years ago, investing directly in China could be hazardous to an endowment's health.
Its recent heady gains notwithstanding, China remains a nation characterized not by the rule of law but rather by the rule of men, with no independent legal profession or judiciary to prevent the ruling party from punishing if not liquidating persons who disagree with it.
China's citzenry can't do this at present, due to the communists' tight grip on Chinese politics, and a study of Chinese history suggests that the Communist Party's current and future leaders are very unlikely to relax their grip without considerable damage to the Chinese economy, if not also considerable bloodshed.
www.tiff.org /TEF/articles/china_syndrome.html   (1944 words)

  
 The China Syndrome - New York Times
What attracted the firm's leaders to China is an openness to audacious projects, which they attribute to the lack of timidity and inhibition in the people there.
Everywhere in the world, not only in China, the struggle to realize a design is vulnerable to forces outside the architect's reach: the budget shrinks, the program changes, the financing collapses, the building code alters, the client reneges.
China is the land of disillusionment, not only of dreams.
www.nytimes.com /2006/05/21/magazine/21bejing.html?ex=1305864000&en=5c744f242881f682&ei=5088&partner=rssnyt&emc=rss   (1159 words)

  
 Cox & Forkum: China Syndrome
The Bush administration said Monday that China's threat to use force to stop any Taiwanese move toward independence is an "unfortunate" development that could increase tensions in the region.
This precarious position of supporting both a one-China policy and an independent Taiwan is why the administration so worships the status quo and "stability." When Taiwan last made moves for independence, the Bush administration came down against Taiwan (as we covered in this cartoon).
the Republic of China -- to Mao Tse-Tung's heirs on a platter.
www.coxandforkum.com /archives/000554.html   (516 words)

  
 The Daily Demarche: The China Syndrome: 2015 and beyond- UPDATED!
While China is in the MSM again over the recent EU decision to abandon their self-imposed arms embargo, I try to keep an eye on all things China as much as possible.
There are several Chinas, the biggest being the People's Republic of China, the richest (or until recently the richest) the Republic of China (AKA Twain), and Singapore (for all intents another Chinese country with about 85% of its citizens being Chinese, mainly from the far south of China.
China is the only country that exists today that existed 4,000+ years ago and there have been a clear succession of Chinese rulers for those 4,000 years (yes, the Mongols ruled for awhile, but as Chinese emperors, the Chinese way).
dailydemarche.blogspot.com /2005/04/china-syndrome-2015-and-beyond-updated.html   (2701 words)

  
 The China Syndrome - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The China Syndrome is a 1979 thriller film which tells the story of a reporter and cameramen who discover safety coverups at a nuclear power plant.
However, the sabotage unintentionally causes a partial chain reaction where parts of the reactor break apart, threatening a meltdown and "the China Syndrome".
According to American Movie Classics' 2006 series "Movies That Shook the World", the Three Mile Island incident did not help "The China Syndrome" at the box office, because the producers did their best to avoid making it look like they were trying to cash in on the event, including pulling the movie from some theaters.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/The_China_Syndrome   (877 words)

  
 In These Times | The China Syndrome
He concludes that “China’s labor repression lowers manufacturing wages by 47.4 percent to 85.6 percent,” and consequently lowers the price of exports by 11 to 44 percent.
china is a socialist state where the capitalists are not allowed to control government policy.
China canceled the debts owed to it by all the African countries and in China capitalists who try to bribe public officials face harsh punishments including execution.
www.inthesetimes.com /comments.php?id=680_0_1_0_C   (1590 words)

  
 PopMatters Music Feature | China Syndrome
Subs are an angry band, but not in the way that anyone who has seen their live set or heard their self-produced and distributed EP might think.
The 'China' label may help get people to shows, but the band laments that people might be attracted only by the exotic allure of their home country.
There were shows on our China tour that looked a lot like that last gig in Finland," she said, referring to the Turku crowd that tried to drag her off the stage, grab her microphone and smack around the guitar and bass.
www.popmatters.com /music/features/060227-subschina.shtml   (1469 words)

  
 Why the Pentagon keeps overestimating the Chinese army. By Fred Kaplan - Slate Magazine
China officially says it's spending $35 billion on its military, a 14.7 percent increase over last year's budget, amounting to 1.5 percent of its gross national product.
The report states: "In the near term, China's military buildup appears focused on preparing for Taiwan Strait contingencies, including the possibility of U.S. intervention." It claims that in the long term, the Chinese aim to widen their area of military control throughout Asia.
China does not yet possess the military capability to accomplish with confidence its political objectives on the island [Taiwan], particularly when confronted with outside intervention.
www.slate.com /id/2141966   (1251 words)

  
 Review | The China Syndrome
Syndrome wasn't about planes or ships or buildings, but about nuclear power, and that was something everyone was talking about when I was a kid.
As the rest of the movie unfolds, that piece of film becomes the lynchpin of a complex set of motivations involving the TV station, the reporter, the cameraman, the power plant owners and the plant chief.
While the film was released on DVD some years ago, now there's a new edition that includes a lengthy and fascinating look behind the scenes at the film's genesis, its production and the effect it had on its stars' careers and the nation in general.
www.bluecoupe.com /DVD/chinasyndrome.html   (873 words)

  
 Pajamas Media: China Syndrome
As the AP is reporting, Google “has agreed to censor its results in China, adhering to the country’s free-speech restrictions in return for better access in the Internet’s fastest growing market”.
China is preparing to “strike hard” against rising public unrest, a senior police official said according to state media on Thursday, highlighting the government’s fears for stability even as the economy booms.
Oh, sure, it’s China, and that means the biggest developing economy in the world…it’s not hard to understand WHY Google did what it did…but it brings up many, many questions of an ethical and political nature.
blogs.pajamasmedia.com /china_syndrome   (4382 words)

  
 China Syndrome
He shows that China does not conform to this, or other, theories that overlook crucial features of China's economic development and political system, especially the incentives and motives driving the leaders of its one-party political monopoly.
Pei, a political scientist who directs the China program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, does not dispute the significance of China's dramatic post-Mao development, including rapid economic growth, greater access to information and personal mobility, the decline in the state role of the economy, and its integration into the global economy.
Pei's attention to the attitudes of China's rulers is important, given the general disregard for their thinking and behavior in American and European debates about China policy.
www.weeklystandard.com /Check.asp?idArticle=12237&r=flvga   (578 words)

  
 DVD Review - The China Syndrome   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
When I first saw "The China Syndrome" a long time back I had no idea what the term actually means.
Columbia Home Video present "The China Syndrome" on this DVD release in a 16x9 enhanced widescreen version in its original 1.85:1 aspect ratio, as well as a pan & scan version.
Although "The China Syndrome" is a very good film, strangely it is not one that pops to mind immediately when trying to come up with a list of one’s most favorite films for some reason.
www.dvdreview.com /fullreviews/the_china_syndrome.shtml   (1238 words)

  
 The China Syndrome
China emerged as America's prime antagonist after the end of the cold war.
It was said to be a clandestine plan by China to influence US policy; the charge was not substantiated, but Asian-American contributors to the Democratic Party were investigated by the FBI for possible involvement in traitorous activities, and suspicions of disloyalty among Chinese-Americans lingered.
It was initiated by an intelligence report that in 1992 China had tested a bomb very much like the Los Alamos-designed W-88, considered one of the smallest and most highly optimized nuclear weapons in the world.
www.thenation.com /doc/20020415/kwong   (932 words)

  
 Editorial: China syndrome
It insists that the crackdown is an internal matter, although this stance is at odds with its signing of the U.N. International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights in October.
What a contrast China unwittingly draws with the "rebel" state of Taiwan across the strait.
The leaders of Communist China may not care for foreign opinions, but their shameful behavior declares before the world what sort of government they preside over - one so insecure, despite all its power, that it cannot compete with the ideas of a few brave people.
www.post-gazette.com /forum/19981224edchina3.asp   (312 words)

  
 FSO Editorials: "The China Syndrome, Part 1" by Dr. Joe Duarte 01/22/2005
China's economy -- with its emphasis on voracious energy-gobbling industries such as steel, cement, and manufacturing -- is increasingly dependent on heavy energy consumption.
China is, despite its hoard of foreign exchange, a capital short country.
China currently finds itself in what history will likely show to have been a golden age, one in which a centralized economy gave way to something else.
www.financialsense.com /editorials/duarte/2005/0122.html   (4844 words)

  
 The China Syndrome
To borrow an analogy from the war on drugs, in our economy the corporations are the pushers and the workers and their governments in developing countries are the users, greedy for an income they can wrest from the wealthy and the powerful.
Their second motivation for moving the fight against China to the top of the agenda is ideological.
In addition, some would argue that China is still based on a socialist model and should not be evaluated only on criteria derived from advanced capitalist societies.
www.lalabor.org /China.html   (1101 words)

  
 AlterNet: MediaCulture: China Syndrome
The problem with the aforementioned analogy with China is that this is NOT America's "first contact" with China, so to discuss the Googol controversy as if it were is ludicrously ahistorical.
China is currently building a "Panama Canal" across Thailand so its fleet of ships don't have to surcumvent the Maylay peninsula and building "12 String of Pearls" ports with airfields large enough to support long range military aircraft through its shipping lanes to the Middle East and Africa.
China's currency future will not be pegged to the dollar, but a basket of curriencies, this should disturb U.S. goverment treasuries greatly.
www.alternet.org /mediaculture/32591   (2700 words)

  
 Cato-at-liberty » China Syndrome
Higher education policy is being driven by the assumption that to compete in the global economy, especially against burgeoning powerhouses like China, the United States will need a lot more college graduates.
Ironically, China itself illustrates the pitfalls of having the government set education policies based on predictions for the future.
But as China itself has shown, the only thing we can predict with any reliability is that the government’s predictions will almost certainly be wrong.
www.cato-at-liberty.org /2006/06/22/china-syndrome   (247 words)

  
 THE CINEMA LASER DVD REVIEW-- THE CHINA SYNDROME
Just twelve days after the film's theatrical release, the message of THE CHINA SYNDROME took on even more importance, because the accident depicted in the film was shockingly similar to the real life events that took place at the Three Mile Island nuclear facility.
The China Syndrome of the film's title refers to what would happen if the cooling system in a nuclear reactor failed and the core material became dangerously superheated.
THE CHINA SYNDROME was made on the cusp of the Dolby Surround era, so the Dolby Digital monaural soundtrack, while clean and accurate, isn't overly involving.
www.thecinemalaser.com /dvd_reviews/china-syndrome-dvd.htm   (760 words)

  
 The China syndrome - May. 19, 2004
China's economy is the sixth or seventh-largest in the world, depending on whom you ask.
But adjusting China's undervalued yuan to give it purchasing power parity with the U.S. dollar, China's GDP is actually bigger than that of Japan, according to the latest World Bank data, making it No. 2 in the world.
China's GDP grew 9.7 percent in the four quarters ending with the first quarter of 2004
money.cnn.com /2004/05/19/markets/china/index.htm?cnn=yes   (935 words)

  
 China Syndrome - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
China syndrome refers to an extreme result of a nuclear meltdown in which the molten reactor core products breach the barriers below them and flow downwards out of containment.
The phrase arises from the humorously exaggerated and incorrect notion that molten reactor material would burrow from the United States through the center of the earth and emerge in China, as popularized by the 1979 film, The China Syndrome.
In reality, a melting reactor is estimated to be able to sink at most 15 meters; if the radioactive slag reaches the water table beneath the reactor building, the enormous steam release could throw the radioactive material into the air.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/China_syndrome   (223 words)

  
 Cox & Forkum: China Syndrome
China's leader Hu Jintao has arrived on his first visit to the United States since becoming president in 2003, landing in Seattle, Washington, on a four-day trip likely to be used to allay America's trade and currency concerns.
In a statement given to reporters, Hu said U.S.-Chinese relations were enjoying "sound momentum of growth" and the two nations were "shouldering joint responsibility for promoting world peace and development."...
While the United States has long acknowledged the "one China" policy, it is pledged to defend Taiwan against hostile action from the mainland.
www.coxandforkum.com /archives/000825.html   (215 words)

  
 The China Syndrome: Special Edition (1979)
The China Syndrome hit screens on March 16, 1979, and the nuclear plant at Three Mile Island experienced a potentially catastrophic situation 12 days later.
The China Syndrome appears in an aspect ratio of approximately 1.85:1 on this single-sided, double-layered DVD; the image has been enhanced for 16X9 televisions.
The China Syndrome: A Fusion of Talent runs for 27 minutes and 33 seconds as it includes movie clips, archival materials, and new interviews.
www.dvdmg.com /chinasyndrome.shtml   (1674 words)

  
 The China Syndrome II   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
"The China Syndrome" was the name of the controversial anti-nuclear power movie that starred Jane Fonda and was based on the idea that the meltdown of a nuclear reactor would carve its way right through the planet earth, all the way to China.
China has made public its terms: It will release the hostages if the United States issues an apology for the loss of the Chinese pilot and plane.
China knows that after eight years of Bill Clinton, it is in the catbird seat.
www.newsmax.com /archives/articles/2001/4/8/223446.shtml   (1224 words)

  
 Debunking America's China Syndrome   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
The alarm over China's economic ascension is akin to the China Syndrome, made famous by the 1979 film of the same name: the idea that a nuclear meltdown could penetrate the earth.
Whether the China impact will be positive or negative in the long run depends on a country's ability to keep up the innovation gap.
Despite the current debate in the United States, most of the fallout, positive and negative, from China's economic expansion will be in countries that are close to China in geography and in skills.
www.brook.edu /views/op-ed/fellows/berglof20060420.htm   (868 words)

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