Monday, January 30, 2017

Xi Jinping's wife, First Lady, heavily engaged in NGOs, foreign NGOs, like tobacco control, AIDS prevention, and women's rights, and children rights, you know, et cetera
From Cheng Li Brooking Brief on Xi Jinping Priorities

MR. MCCRAE: Chris McCrae, Norman McCrae Foundation. I particularly like the last chapter of your book, because I read it as given a map of the next two years, which are, maybe, very critical both in China and the U.S. I was wondering could you maybe make a list of the top five things on the agenda for Xi Jinping over the next two years. Obviously, you’ve mentioned the 19th Party Congress, and we've had the U.S. -- America relations. What might the other three be?

. LI: Well, China, like the United States, sometimes is driven by event, so any extreme event will drastically change his top priority. But assume that he could relatively control, I think three things he will do.

Number one, actually, the economic reform. (Inclusion) At the moment, you know, if you buy my argument, he is really not firmly in control, because that a lot of leaders are (inaudible) high, come as Youth League. They may be resist some policies, but after the 19th Party Congress his people will be far more, you know -- far better positioned, so he can carry out the economic reform that he actually not have been doing so well in the past few years. Now, someone said that Xi Jinping do not care about economic reform. I don't buy that. Of course for him, the priority is consolidate his power to pursue military reform, I mean, I think there's a legitimate reason for him to do so, without which, he himself would be in big trouble. But if he does not care, economic affairs, he will not kind of control all these positions, particularly economic leadership position. And so that means that he wants to make, you know, his legacy in this particular area. It is very, very difficult, but I think we will see that he will carry out a lot of reform program, which are delayed. That's number one.

Number two, again, he is not known as a political reformer. But on the other hand, he understands the importance of institution development. Ultimately his legacy will be determined by that. So, whether he will pursue some institutional reform, and of course that my view, he may not identify successor later this year, but that does not mean that he can resist any kind of arrangement. So, how to make arrangement? I don’t know. But I think that he must think hard if you just refuse to take that you -- not only your critics will go after you, even your allies think that you do not do a good service. So, that the things -- is the big challenge. Now, certainly he will have more control about party, discipline them, and establish more mechanism, but what kind of details, yet to see.

Finally, it's international arena, you will see he's quite busy, he travels a lot, and he probably more than any other of his colleagues wanted to, you know, seize the moment to make China as a leader in certain areas. But of course to be careful, he'll need to make sure that it's not a necessary, you know, prematurely pursue that position. And so these are the three things, I think, his top priority.

Saturday, January 21, 2017

thank you xi jinping

the most gracious place leader the sustainability generation has ever heard of - may you long connect every sustainability youth solution - and ChinaThanks.com for a vision of 1.4 billion people uniting the world's nation great and small - lets get ready for blockchaincity and educationopen.com/

the union

the union is my favorite place and  openspace in the usa - only alibabauni.com  and China's Hangzhou G20 come close in places I have been privileged to visit and in inspiring the future possibility of sustainability generation

its in west baltimore- its streets are where thurgood marshall had his offices; about 30 years before Gandhi's satyagraha -(when he was thrown out of a 1st class train carriage in south africa) four black young american ladies were thrown out of a cruise liner.

They won thir case law that black americans were people not belongings. With the proceedings they built the union baptist communiies which are now developing a complete education system designed round livelihoods and sustaining the community. The Union is the first hub in america to be linked in around rachel's world of open learning curricula designed to create jobs http://www.valuetrue.com - we help arrange guidied tours to the Union for anyone who is serious about their places' livelihoods for youth and everyone of goodwill -thanks union chris.macrae@yahoo.co.uk

Sunday, November 1, 2015

so what do we know about #2030now

we have the new sustainability goals
we have the pope francis visit
we have maps of where g20 will negotiate sustainability China 2016, Argentina 2018, India 2019 look wonderful spaces

but then we dont clearly know how to incl;ude :
places with the greatest solutions - eg rural bangladesh
small countries whose education and health systems actually lead the world

and its not obvious that youth technologists will be hubbed into the deep[esnt community spaces where trust needs to be built if microfranchise solutions are to virally scale

we dont have an on-demand mooc (lof k-academy) of each sustainability goal

quarterbilliongirls.com 17 sustainability peer to peer curricula

.........................1 End poverty
2 Zero hunger
3 Good health & wellbeing
4 Quality education
5 Gender equality
6 Clean water and sanitation
7 Affordable land and clean energy
8 Decent work and economic growth
9 Industry innovation and infrastructore
10 Reduced inequalities
11 Sustainable cities and communities
12 Responsible consumption and production
13 Climate actuon
14 Life below water
15 Life on land
16 Peace and justice- strong institutions
17 Partnerships for the goals

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curriculum of tao and taobao 

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Atlanta's Brave Failure

Around 2010 we were told muhammad yunus and the great and good of georgia aimed to turn atlanta into the city the G20 and world wide youth could be most proud of learning and doing sustainability solutions with. The deadline for this supercity transformation was november 2015. It was a brave failure - nonetheless thanks to such special sources as

student solutions catalogued at http://josbnet.ning.com - the editorial blog of the Journal of Social Business launched by Adam Smith Scholars with Muhammad Yunus in an attempt to make Glasgow's youth one if the most sustainable alumni of our generation

georgia's greatest contributions to womens and youth economics include:

2000 started innovating process of most social youth entrepreneur competitions and convened the first statewide muhammad yunus student social business competition

provided richard branson's "apprentice" tv reality show with its womens social economics winner - today america's newest billionnaire

is epicentre of greatest celebrations of women to be staged in 2010s

is the hub out of which martin luther king networked his youth can turn dreams into reality networks while dr yunus was first learning how to be a professor of bottom-up economics in the neighbouring state of tennessee - has encouraged another neighbouring state alabama to start designing youth's first university of poverty

helped create the wealth of ted turner - whose main giving project is the UN Foundation

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

7 US states lead first waves of youth economics number 1 job creating competition started up out of georgia

Breaking News washingtoin dc 6 Nov 2012 4 years ago Norman Macrae , The Economist's Unacknowledged Giant, wrote his last article celebrating pro-youth economics of electing the Yes We Can Generation- it is published in his memorial leaflet at http://www.considerbangaldesh.com - the one with the solar girl on the front cover - so now 6 Nov 2012 confronting the same Entrepreneurial Revolutionchallenge of presidents cant change until youth change- our highlights from youth jobs competitions across 7 states championed by nobel laureate yunus begin with the need for student-led accelerators and incubatios to be planted alongside any job-creating education system -see nexcelerator attachment as a benchmark -tell us if you have suggestions for improving this model for collaboration entrepreneurs to hub around the world - help local corrspondent blogs map youth 10000 greatest job creators DC GA JA SCOT OR NC ....

Reporting one of YouthEconomics top 20 ways to a world of full employmemt
12 years ago, atlanta started hosting a student entrepreneur competition across 100 universities inspired by martin luther king across southern states like Georgia, Tennessee , The Carolinas; in october 2011 this extended into a second format pitching the most social solutions students and professors have been minded to go out into society to solve since muhammad yunus took his students out to starving villages and pitched microcredit
during the first weeks of the university year 2012-2013 students across all of these states will have joined in georgia, tennesse, carolinas, Dc, virginia, maryland and oregon- watch out for details; in parallel we will start logging up some of the emerging community franchises creating jobs- and welcome ideas on how to form a clearing house for all
Andrew Young School student teams representing Georgia State University joined 36 others from colleges across Georgia to compete in the social business plan portion of the University System of Georgia’s (USG) Social Business and Microcredit Forum. The Public Management and Policy team was one of eight teams recognized, receiving an honorable mention.
Muhammad Yunus, the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and the "Father of Microcredit,” was keynote speaker at the forum. His work to spur entrepreneurship among the poor inspired the completion, which challenged the students to develop business solutions to pressing local and state issues.
The forum was held at the Georgia Institute of Technology on October 17, 2011. Cathy Yang Liu, an assistant professor in Public Management and Policy, served as faculty advisor for the Andrew Young School teams.
The Public Management and Policy Team was comprised of Andrea Bailey, graduate assistant (Dean’s Office) and graduate student (Public Management and Policy), Maxwell Bonnie, graduate assistant (Dean’s Office) and graduate student (Public Management and Policy), along with classmate Lauren Lowery, graduate student (Public Management and Policy). They designed a social business, “Fresh Oasis,” that would eliminate “food deserts” – the term for low-income areas with limited access to healthy, affordable food – in metro Atlanta by means of a mobile hybrid truck and bicycle delivery system.
"We wanted to tackle an issue that was for the greater good and to find a solution that could be flexible and implemented in all food deserts across the nation,” says Lowery. "We did not just create this model for a competition. We created Fresh Oasis with the intent for implementation."
The Economics Team was comprised of Adam Smith, graduate assistant (Dean’s Office) and graduate student (Economics), Cory Watson, media and technology coordinator (Dean’s Office) and graduate student (Economics), and Urmimala Sen, Ph.D. student (Economics). Their proposal, “Atlanta Street Magazine,” would create a professional, advertising-supported print magazine to be sold on the streets by individuals experiencing homelessness, unemployment, mental or physical disabilities or addictions. These individuals would be empowered to make a profit as vendors. They would receive job training and help connecting with organizations that serve their needs.
“This business would help keep individuals from having to resort to begging or crime, thereby addressing two of Atlanta's biggest challenges,” says Watson. “We got the idea from ‘The Big Issue Australia social business, which has been a very successful publication.”