Sunday, December 31, 2006

Happy New Year! For Peace and Global Justice in 2007
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Monday, December 18, 2006

Harbin Educators Visit with San Francisco Unified School District Superintendent, Staff and Board Members
Our school district was honored today by a visit by Minister Bai Junming of the Harbin Education Bureau and 24 teachers, principals and educators from the beautiful Northern China City of Harbin. Also known as Little Moscow because of its connections with Russia and northern Asian and European cultures, Harbin is known as the ICE CITY beause of the amazing ice sculptures and structures during the Winter Time.
Addressing the visitors I said that delegations like these allow educators from the US and China to share experiences and dialogue to help build US and China People's Friendship for the future, not just for mutual trade and business, but also to help move us toward world peace and global justice.
For more info
Walden Bello Interview with IFG's Dale Wen: “China Needs an Ecologized Social Democratic System.”

Thursday, 30 November 2006
By Walden Bello*
Dale Wen's short book China Copes with Globalization: a Mixed Review, published by the International Forum on Globalization, is probably the best comprehensive introduction to the environmental and social impacts of China's breakneck industrialization available in English ( Based on both Chinese and non-Chinese sources, the report carefully reviews China's economic policies from Mao to the present leadership, discusses the consequences of the economics of the reform era from 1978-92, analyzes the globalization of the economy since 1992, and surveys the alternative voices in the Chinese scene, including the environmental movement and the "New Left."
Born and raised in China, Dale obtained her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Science and Technology of China in Anhui province and her PhD from the California Institute of Technology. Currently an associate of the International Forum on Globalization (IFG), she worked in Silicon Valley's high tech industry before moving to non-profit work. Her writings on China's development and environment have appeared in a number of publications. She travels frequently to China, where she maintains close ties with China's emerging civil society.