The complexities of Cross-Strait relations in Greater China

Introduction This paper will examine Cross-Strait relations in terms of why and how its development has been problematic in solving the issue of Taiwan independence. While there are many reasons contributing to the complexity of Cross-Strait relations, only four factors will be discussed- Identity, China’s Stance, Economic Factors, and International Influence. The author regards these…

Public Participation in China's Environmental Management

China has been promoting environmental protection and is improving it’s environmental standards. This post explores existing, newly developing and future forms and channels of public participation in China’s environmental management. Citizens all over China have been filing lawsuits, establishing petition movements and even turning to open demonstrations and boycotts in pursuit of a livable environment.…

Environmental NGOs in China

Environmental NGOs (ENGOs) have taken the place in interactions with political conditions and have exercised opportunities offered by the media, the Internet and international NGOs. Due to this, ENGOs can serve as both sites and agents of democratic social change in China. ENGOs are becoming increasingly visible players in China’s environmental politics. They have the…

Green technology at Taiwan's international flora expo

The Taipei International Flora Exposition’s Pavilion of Fashion features the latest and greatest of green technology-the Pavilion of Fashion or “EcoARK.“ The EcoARK is a perfect example of promoting green concepts such as reduce, reuse and recycle, for it is the world’s first building constructed entirely from garbage, literally. The ark is made from plastic…

The Chinese boss mentality

Many people often ask me why is there so much difference between workers and boss’ salary. In short, I think this has to do with the cultural mentality towards work. In China, class divides have been strong for thousands of years, based around emperors and their officials down to the peasants. There has been huge…