Rob Gifford http://weku.fm en China's Rise: Inward Looking Or Expansionist? http://weku.fm/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 7590 at http://weku.fm China's Rise: Inward Looking Or Expansionist? China's Businesses Boom, But Its Brands Don't http://weku.fm/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 7129 at http://weku.fm China's Businesses Boom, But Its Brands Don't China's Rise: A Quest To 'Hug The World'? http://weku.fm/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 5629 at http://weku.fm China's Rise: A Quest To 'Hug The World'? China To Make Mastering Cyber Warfare A Priority http://weku.fm/post/china-make-mastering-cyber-warfare-priority China has rejected allegations of involvement in a cyber-spying campaign targeting the Google e-mail accounts of top U.S. officials, military personnel and journalists. In an Op Ed in a Party-run newspaper, two strategists from the Chinese military, without mentioning Google's recent claims, wrote that China must make mastering cyber warfare a military priority as the Internet becomes the crucial battleground for opinion and intelligence. Fri, 03 Jun 2011 08:00:00 +0000 Rob Gifford 5442 at http://weku.fm Phnom Penh's Feat: Getting Clean Tap Water Flowing http://weku.fm/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 5324 at http://weku.fm Phnom Penh's Feat: Getting Clean Tap Water Flowing Automakers Try To Convince Chinese To Drive Green http://weku.fm/post/automakers-try-convince-chinese-drive-green The boom in car ownership in China has brought with it many problems familiar to Americans: bad traffic, of course, but also more pollution. Mon, 16 May 2011 04:01:00 +0000 Rob Gifford 3794 at http://weku.fm Automakers Try To Convince Chinese To Drive Green Chinese Truck Drivers Block Road Over Gas Prices http://weku.fm/post/chinese-truck-drivers-block-road-over-gas-prices Thousands of truck drivers in the Chinese city of Shanghai staged a third day of protest Friday over rising fuel prices they say are crippling their businesses. Truck drivers blockaded part of the city's port — China's busiest — disrupting the flow of goods.<p>The protests that began on Wednesday are the latest sign of rising public anger over surging inflation that the country's leaders have failed to tame. Fri, 22 Apr 2011 21:25:00 +0000 Rob Gifford 2068 at http://weku.fm Chinese Truck Drivers Block Road Over Gas Prices