Rob Gifford http://wyso.org en China's Rise: Inward Looking Or Expansionist? http://wyso.org/post/chinas-rise-inward-looking-or-expansionist <em>This month, NPR is examining the many ways <a href="http://www.npr.org/series/136934560/china-beyond-borders">China is expanding its reach in the world</a> — through investment, infrastructure, military power and more.</em><p>If you're looking for lessons from history about the direction China might take in the future, an ominous place to come is to a beautiful, ancient stone bridge lined with stone lions on Beijing's outskirts. Thu, 30 Jun 2011 04:01:00 +0000 Rob Gifford 1129 at http://wyso.org China's Rise: Inward Looking Or Expansionist? China's Businesses Boom, But Its Brands Don't http://wyso.org/post/chinas-businesses-boom-its-brands-dont <em>This month, NPR is examining the many ways <a href="http://www.npr.org/series/136934560/china-beyond-borders">China is expanding its reach in the world</a> — through investment, infrastructure, military power and more.</em><p>After 30 years of mind-bending economic growth, everyone knows about brand China — but very few people can name a Chinese brand. Wed, 22 Jun 2011 04:01:00 +0000 Rob Gifford 874 at http://wyso.org China's Businesses Boom, But Its Brands Don't China's Rise: A Quest To 'Hug The World'? http://wyso.org/post/chinas-rise-quest-hug-world <em>This month, NPR is examining the many ways China is expanding its reach in the world — through investments, infrastructure, military power and more.</em><p>When the United States took over from Britain as the predominant world power 100 years ago, the transition was like one between brothers — or cousins, at least. And the two countries remain close allies to this day. The rise of China in relation to U.S. Mon, 06 Jun 2011 04:01:00 +0000 Rob Gifford 192 at http://wyso.org China's Rise: A Quest To 'Hug The World'? Phnom Penh's Feat: Getting Clean Tap Water Flowing http://wyso.org/post/phnom-penhs-feat-getting-clean-tap-water-flowing The sound of running water — <em>clean</em> running water — is not one you have always been able to hear in the ramshackle lean-tos that pass for homes on the edge of Phnom Penh, the capital of Cambodia.<p>Providing clean water is one of the biggest challenges for governments in the developing world. Thu, 02 Jun 2011 04:01:00 +0000 Rob Gifford 54 at http://wyso.org Phnom Penh's Feat: Getting Clean Tap Water Flowing