Archive for August, 2010

[Economics] China surpasses Japan in GDPQ2

This is oldnews and everyone knew that it was going to happen. But I guess its finally official now after on Monday, the Japanese government reported the official numbers. I think from all the readings I’ve done in the past week, this paragraph from Cornell Professor, Eswar Prasad sums it up very well:

There are virtually no historical parallels for a country that is so large and dominant in absolute terms and yet that lags far behind many other countries in terms of per capita income and other indicators of development. There is still a yawning gap in per capita income levels between China and the advanced economies and, even at present growth trajectories, it will take a generation for China to achieve the level of development of advanced economies.

But interesting enough it’s the same old Beijing and its not like people here are celebrating or anything.

View of Guomao from Shuangjing

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[Music] mp3 of the week: Theophilus London ‘I Want You’ Mixtape

This might already be old news to some of you since I’ve been recommending this artist to almost everyone in the past couple months. But some music never gets old and no matter how many times you listen to it, it’s still dope as hell. Theophilus London‘s most recent mixtape ‘I Want You‘ is a mixtape that you just want to sit down and listen from the very beginning to the very end. Don’t skip any tracks or even shuffle it cuz it tells a story and it’s just some really good music that cover everything from soul, hiphop, to electro. You can listen to the mixtape with the soundcloud player below or you can download the entire mix here. Also, the ‘I Want You’ music video is worth checking out too. Enjoy! Happy sunny, clean air Beijing, can’t believe it’s already Thursday.