TO 3.5 billion global youth (under 30's) humanity's greatest resource and China which is open sourcing the greatest jobs education and sustainable collaborations worldworldwide. THANKS!
isabella@UNacknowledgedgiant.com recalls : By 1975, The Economist's Norman Macrae (aka grandad)) had started spending the rest of his life mediating systems 3 exponentially greatest opportunities to sustainability of youth of milennium -celebrate China as number 1 collaboration nation in sustainability goals

CHINA alumni world bank tedx, open learning campus 2030now video catalogue engaging citizens text usa 240 316 8157 - more at AMYchina.net- help under 30s unite around extraordinary collaboration goals launched at China G20
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Monday, May 22, 2017

wonderful c100 summit

some of the greatest privileges i have evr had to be in same room with

Ambassador Linda Tsao Yang
Ben Carson
michelle lee
ginger lew

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

http://ccsi.columbia.edu/files/2016/10/No-190-Sauvant-FINAL.pdf

Columbia FDI Perspectives Perspectives on topical foreign direct investment issues No. 190 January 2, 2017 Editor-in-Chief: Karl P. Sauvant (Karl.Sauvant@law.columbia.edu) Managing Editor: Daniel Allman (daniel.allman@columbia.edu) China moves the G20 on international investment by Karl P. Sauvant * During China’s Presidency of the Group of Twenty (G20), culminating in the G20 Hangzhou Summit in September 2016, important decisions were taken that could shape the future of international investment law and policy. China was the driver, given its fear of FDI protectionism and of discriminatory treatment toward its outward investors. First, the Summit endorsed 1 nine “Guiding Principles for Global Investment Policymaking,” agreed in July 2016 by the G20 Trade Ministers, 2 and prepared by their Trade and Investment Working Group to provide overall guidance to investment policy making: avoidance of FDI protectionism; openness, non-discrimination, transparency, and predictability; investment protection, including dispute settlement; transparency in investment rule-making, involving all stakeholders; coherence in rule-making, consistent with sustainable development; the right to regulate; investment promotion and facilitation; responsible business conduct; and international cooperation. Reaching agreement was a challenge, with G20 members having to compromise in a short period in the face of disparate views on key issues. The Principles, therefore, were formulated in general language, and certain issues such as specific protections could not be agreed. Other notions could not be clarified, such as that investment promotion and facilitation should include maximizing benefits for host countries; that investment, best to contribute to sustainable development, should exhibit certain sustainability characteristics; and that “responsible business conduct” should include obligations, in such areas as those addressed, for instance, in the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises. More generally, the G20 Principles remain focused on the obligations of host countries, with only modest references to investor obligations and no mention at all of home country obligations. China, with help from Canada as Working Group co-Chair, brought about a compromise, aided by its links to other members of the BRICS group and supported by the Secretariats of UNCTAD, the OECD, the WTO, and the World Bank. Agreement was possible 2 because the Principles are general in nature, are non-binding and keep the focus on host country obligations. Overall, they are a desirable step toward outlining a comprehensive international investment framework and preparing the ground for an eventual plurilateral or multilateral investment regime. Going forward, it is important for governments to build on the Principles. For example, a review (e.g., a gap analysis) could be undertaken of the extent to which international investment agreements already reflect the Principles and the ways in which new agreements take them into account. Another possibility would be for international organizations to monitor future treaty practice in light of the Principles and periodically to report on the results of such monitoring, or to invite countries to report on implementation of the Principles in their own policies. Finally, the Principles could be elaborated through the addition of annotations. The key is for governments actually to work with the Principles. As a first step, then, the Principles need to be widely disseminated. Second, China’s Presidency has laid the groundwork for something concrete, relatively non-controversial and in the interest of all countries, namely, the facilitation of higher FDI flows to developing countries, and especially the least developed among them. The Trade Ministers “encourage[d] UNCTAD, the World Bank, the OECD and the WTO to advance this work within their respective mandates and work programmes.” 3 Various international organizations have initiated such work. Encouraging, too, is India’s proposal for an “Agreement on Trade Facilitation in Services” at the WTO,4 explicitly covering Mode 3 (i.e., commercial presence) of the General Agreement on Trade in Services. FDI (akin to “commercial presence”) in services accounts for roughly two-thirds of total FDI. Such an Agreement could become a stepping-stone for a broader international support program for sustainable investment facilitation.5 In the near/medium term, one way to make progress would be to prepare G20 “Guiding Principles for Global Investment Facilitation,” drawing on the precedent of the “Guiding Principles for Global Investment Policymaking.” Finally, the G20 decided to maintain its Trade and Investment Working Group. This Group could remain a valuable additional platform for intergovernmental discussion regarding governance of international investment in a non-rule-making setting, and can serve as an incubator for related ideas. Germany, holding the G20 Presidency in 2017 and co-chairing the Working Group, can move the G20’s investment policy work forward. However, given the controversies surrounding some investment issues, and given Germany’s federal elections set to take place in the fall of 2017, that country’s focus is likely to be on investment facilitation. Argentina, holding the G20 Presidency after Germany and having an interest in FDI facilitation, could build on whatever work has been done to achieve additional concrete results. 3 Considering the difficulty of the investment issue and the shortness of time, the agreements reached by the G20 represent important accomplishments. The challenge, now, is to build on them. * Karl P. Sauvant (karlsauvant@gmail.com) is Resident Senior Fellow, Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment, a joint center of Columbia Law School and the Earth Institute, Columbia University. The author is grateful to Jonathan Fried for his helpful comments and to Julien Chaisse, Mark Feldman and Wenhua Shan for their helpful peer reviews. The views expressed by the author of this Perspective do not necessarily reflect the opinions of Columbia University or its partners and supporters. Columbia FDI Perspectives (ISSN 2158-3579) is a peer-reviewed series. 1 See “G20 Leaders’ Communiqué,” available at http://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/meetings/international-summit/2016/09/LeadersCommuniqueHangzhouSummit-final_pdf/, para. 29. 2 “G20 Trade Ministers Meeting Statement,” available at https://www.wto.org/english/news_e/news16_e/dgra_09jul16_e.pdf. 3 Ibid., para. 18. 4 See WTO Working Party on Domestic Regulation, “Concept Note for an Initiative on Trade Facilitation in Services,” Doc. S/WPDR/W/55, Sept. 27, 2016. 5 See Karl P. Sauvant, “We need an international support programme for sustainable investment facilitation,” Columbia FDI Perspectives, No. 151, Jul. 6, 2015. The material in this Perspective may be reprinted if accompanied by the following acknowledgment: “Karl P. Sauvant, ‘China moves the G20 on international investment,’ Columbia FDI Perspectives, No. 190, January 2, 2017. Reprinted with permission from the Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment (www.ccsi.columbia.edu).” A copy should kindly be sent to the Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment at ccsi@law.columbia.edu. For further information, including information regarding submission to the Perspectives, please contact: Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment, Matthew Schroth, mas2443@columbia.edu. The Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment (CCSI), a joint center of Columbia Law School and the Earth Institute at Columbia University, is a leading applied research center and forum dedicated to the study, practice and discussion of sustainable international investment. Our mission is to develop and disseminate practical approaches and solutions, as well as to analyze topical policy-oriented issues, in order to maximize the impact of international investment for sustainable development. The Center undertakes its mission through interdisciplinary research, advisory projects, multi-stakeholder dialogue, educational programs, and the development of resources and tools. For more information, visit us at http://www.ccsi.columbia.edu. Most recent Columbia FDI Perspectives  No. 189, Robbie Schwieder, “Broadening the Global Compact agenda,” December 19, 2016.  No. 188, Karl P. Sauvant, Mevelyn Ong, Katherine Lama, and Thor Petersen, “The rise of self-judging essential security interest clauses in international investment agreements,” December 5, 2016.  No. 187, Jan Knoerich, “Why some advanced economy firms prefer to be taken over by Chinese acquirers,” November 21, 2016.  No. 186, Jose Guimon, “From export processing to knowledge processing: upgrading the FDI promotion toolkit,” November 7, 2016.  No. 185, Frank J. Garcia, “Investment treaties are about justice,” October 24, 2016. All previous FDI Perspectives are available at http://ccsi.columbia.edu/publications/columbia-fdiperspectives/.

Monday, March 6, 2017

event on march 13


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    Over the last decade, China has emerged as one of the largest suppliers of international development finance, with a large and growing overseas development budget. Consequently, no other non-Western country has drawn as much scrutiny for its development activities. Yet China does not release detailed information about the “where, what, how, and to whom” of its development aid. This presents an obstacle for policy makers, practitioners, and analysts who seek to understand the distribution and impact of Chinese development finance. Since 2013, AidData has led an ambitious effort to correct this problem by developing an open source data collection methodology called Tracking Underreported Financial Flows (TUFF) and maintaining a publicly available database of Chinese development projects around the world. AidData has also teamed up with a group of economists and political scientists from leading universities around the world to conduct cutting-edge research with this database, examining differences and similarities in the levels, priorities, and consequences of Chinese and American development finance.
    On March 13, Dr. Brad Parks, executive director of AidData and a faculty member at the College of William and Mary, will discuss the organization’s work with the National Committee in New York City. Drawing on advanced techniques that include using nighttime light and deforestation data from high-resolution, satellite imagery, Dr. Parks will present new findings on the intended economic development impacts and the unintended environmental impacts of Chinese development projects.

    Bio:
    Brad Parks is AidData’s executive director and a research faculty member at the College of William and Mary’s Institute for the Theory and Practice of International Relations. His research focuses on the cross-national and sub-national distribution and impact of international development finance, and the design and implementation of policy and institutional reforms in low-income and middle-income countries. His publications include Greening Aid?, Understanding the Environmental Impact of Development Assistance (Oxford University Press, 2008) and A Climate of Injustice: Global Inequality, North-South Politics, and Climate Policy (MIT Press, 2006). He is currently involved in several empirical studies of the upstream motivations for, and downstream effects of, Chinese development finance. His research in this area has been published in the Journal of Conflict Resolution, the Journal of Development StudiesChina Economic Quarterly, and the National Interest.
    From 2005 to 2010, Dr. Parks was part of the initial team that set up the U.S. Government's Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC). As acting director of Threshold Programs at the MCC, he oversaw the implementation of a $35 million anti-corruption and judicial reform project in Indonesia and a $21 million customs and tax reform project in the Philippines.
    Dr. Parks holds a Ph.D. in international relations and an M.Sc. in development management from the London School of Economics and Political Science.
    March 13, 2017 5:30pm to 7:00pm EDT
    Speaker(s): 
    Brad Parks
    Venue: 
    National Committee on U.S.-China Relations
    New YorkNY

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    Innovative China: Alibaba’s rural strategy and its international implications 

    Supplementary Materials
    1. “Alibaba Innovation,” in the book entitled Anaemic Europe: How to Achieve Dynamism and Mass Flourishing, published by Springer International Publishing Company, 2015
    2. “Alibaba Microfinancing Service Innovations and China’s Financial Sector Transformation and Democratization,” XXV Villa Mondragone International Economic Seminar, June, 2013, Rome, Italy.
    3. “Rapid Invention, Slow Industrialization, and the Absent Innovative Entrepreneur in Medieval China”, with William Baumol, Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society, Vol.157, No.1, March 2013.
    4. “Developments in Women-owned Business, 1997-2007,” 2011 Office of Advocacy, U.S. Small Business Administration, http://www.sba.gov/sites/default/files/rs385tot_0.pdf.
    5. “Business Creation is Job Creation: Estimating Entrepreneurial Jobs,” the 2011 American Economic Association Annual Meetinghttp://www.aeaweb.org/aea/2011conference/program/retrieve.php?pdfid=313.
    6. “Race/Ethnicity and Establishment Dynamics 2002-2006,” November 2010, Office of Advocacy, U.S. Small Business Administration, http://archive.sba.gov/advo/research/rs369tot.pdf.
    7. “Gender and Establishment Dynamics, 2002-2006,” August 2010 Office of Advocacy, U.S. Small Business Administration, http://archive.sba.gov/advo/research/rs368tot.pdf.
    8. “Preference for Exerting Entrepreneurial Effort: a Neoclassical Model and Computational Simulation,” presented at the 2010 Society for the Advancement of Behavioral Economics conference. Upcoming in Journal of Socio Economics.
    9.  “Startup Business Characteristics and Dynamics: A Data Analysis of the Kauffman Firm Survey,” Office of Advocacy Working Paper, http://archive.sba.gov/advo/research/rs350tot.pdf, August, 2009
    10. “Entrepreneurial Activities: A Microeconomic Analysis,” 2008 American Economic Association Annual Meetings in New Orleans, http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1158147 with Vincy Fon, Jan. 2008.
    11. “Minority Entrepreneurship in the USA,” in International Journal of Business and Globalisation, Inderscience Publishers, Volume 1, Number 2 / 2007, p.176-221,  http://www.inderscience.com/browse/index.php?journalID=245&year=2007&vol=1&issue=2,
    12. “Minority Business Development Index: A Data Report on American Minority-Owned Business,” Social Science Research network, May 7, 2007, http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=984907
    13. “An Introduction to the Session Chaired by Ying Lowrey,” in Professor William Baumol’s conference publication on Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and the Growth Mechanism of the Free-Market Economies, Princeton University Press. 2007, http://press.princeton.edu/titles/8439.html.
    14.  “Women in Business: A Demographic Review of Women’s Business Ownership,” 2006 Office of Advocacy, U. S. Small Business Administration, http://archive.sba.gov/advo/research/rs280tot.pdf.
    15. “An Examination of Entrepreneurial Effort,” 2006 American Economic Association Annual Meetings in Boston, http://www.aeaweb.org/annual_mtg_papers/2006/0107_1430_0302.pdf.
    16.  “U.S. Sole Proprietorships: A Gender Comparison, 1985-2000,” U.S. Small Business Administration Office of Advocacy Working Paper, September 2005, http://archive.sba.gov/advo/research/rs263tot.pdf.
    17. “Dynamics of Minority-Owned Employer Establishments, 1997-2001,” SBA Publication, January 2005. http://www.sba.gov/advo/research/rs251tot.pdf.
    18. “Business Density, Entrepreneurship and Economic Well-Being,” 2005 American Economic Association Meeting in Philadelphia, http://www.aeaweb.org/annual_mtg_papers/2005/0107_0800_0401.pdf.

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    Enrico Fardella (Italy), Founder & Co-Director, Associate Professor, Peking University
    Matthias Niedenführ (Germany), Founder & Co-Director, Associate Professor, Tübingen University
    Daniele Massaccesi (Italy), Founder & Social Media Manager, Lecturer, University of Macerata
    Francesca Valsecchi (Italy), Founder & Web Design Manager, Assistant Professor, Tongji University, Shanghai
    Chiara Radini (Italy), Senior member, Digital Marketing Executive, London 
    Martina Poletti (Italy), Project General Manager, Junior Research Fellow, Torino World Affairs Institute (T.wai)

    Bulat  Nurmukhanov (Russia), Internal Relations Manager, BA student, Renmin University of China
    Otávio Costa Miranda (Brazil), Special Projects Manager, BA Student, Renmin University of China
    Luke Pegrum (Australia), Media Manager, Peking University
    Andrew Morton (Australia), TIC Associate Beijing, MA Student, Peking University
    Beba Cibralic (Australia), TIC Associate Beijing, Yenching Scholar, Peking University
    Joris Teer (Netherlands), TIC Associate Beijing, MA Student, LSE and Peking University
    Julia Oliveira Rosa (Brazil), TIC Associate Beijing, MA Student, Renmin University of China
    Khaydar Ismailov (Russia), TIC Associate Beijing, BA Student, Tsinghua University
    Luis Felipe Checa (Peru), TIC Associate Beijing, Schwarzman Scholar, Tsinghua University
    Nico Wrobel (Germany), TIC Associate Beijing, MA Student, Guanghua School of Management, Peking University
    Rebecca Arcesati (Italy), TIC Associate Beijing, Yenching Scholar, Peking University
    Rza Aliyev (Azerbaijan), TIC Associate Beijing, Schwarzman Scholar, Tsinghua University
    Sara Sudetic (Serbia – US), TIC Associate Beijing, Schwarzman Scholar, Tsinghua University
    Sofia Ferigolli (Italy), TIC Associate Beijing, Yenching Scholar, Peking University
    Thiago Bessimo (Brazil), TIC Associate Beijing, Yenching Scholar, Peking University

    Valerie Niedenführ (Germany), Archive Manager, BA student, Tübingen University
    Oliver Gottfried (Germany), TIC Associate Beijing, PhD candidate, Tsinghua University
    Vasilis Trigkas (Greece), TIC Ambassador New York, Columbia University

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    Frauke Austermann (GER) | Rebecca Bailey (UK) | Elisabetta Baldassini (IT) | Nathan Beauchamps-Mustafaga (US)
    Kelly-Jo Bluen (ZA) | Michele Casadei (IT) | Federica Cedro (IT) | Clio Charters (UK) | Pablo Chiesa (IT)
    Carlotta Clivio (IT) | Deng Yang (CN) | Martina Desogus (IT) | Andrea Donadon (IT) | Colette Howarth (UK)
    Gianluca Luisi (IT) | Kate MacLeod (UK) | Coirle Magee (UK) | Simone Martin (IT) | Sergio Miracola (IT)
    Sergey Platkovskiy (RUS) | Bhoj Raj Poudel (Nepal) | Dillon Powers (US) | Armin Scheffczyk (GER)
    Edzard Stock (GER) | Anastas Vangeli (Macedonia) |  Valentina Vignoli (IT) | Alessandro Zocca (IT)

    Monday, January 9, 2017

    friends of norman macrae
    I think you know that story of how girls built bangladesh was father's last project- and that 30 years earlier his survey of china had demanded we all help china open source jobs creating education Curriculum of Entrepreneurial Revolution -77 China Blossoms -it also bridged nicely my maternal grandfather's (sir kenneth kemp, uncle david's father) mistakes in 25 years of mediating mahatma gandhi and his last job the legalese of india's independence 


    unfortunately i messed up in taking 20 youth to celebrate muhammad yunus in dhaka and sampling 2000 of his books, 10000 dvds, 15000 issues of journal- our 2 big projects anchored out of glasgow
    -college of last mile health servants
    -adam smith scholars and yunus rewrite poverty ending economics and education systems

    My error was sir fazle abed of brac (Tahsinah's leader) should have been celebrated worldwide as youth world's most connected educator- ironically he's also an alumni of glasgow university who's principal is an italian who doesnt seem to understand the connections between jim kim and pope francis and sir fazle abed and xi jinping- ironically fathers main italian translator of entrepreneurial revolution in 1976 was romano prodi who went on not seeming to understand the franciscan way at the european union the network whose birth dad was only journalist of at messina onceinageneration



    so is there a way to reconnect things in the bottom up collaboration sequence that I utterly failed to do

    if you track the brand dna of how brac (and all the greatest bottom up partners -practical professions , and system designers like dads friend george soros in sustainability goals education and financial inclusion) became the most collaborative end poverty microfranchise network long before digital  mobility and how this  all started with infant and maternal health

    first scaling oral hydration and then other basic solutions to not lettting mothers and infants die evolved into creating 100000 para health village women servants as the core of brac's grassroots human networks, soon accompanied by 40000 literacy montessori village school that first trained enough illiterate mothers before focusing on prinary children  

    By turning mothers into life- savers of infants oral rehydation was the cultural magic that ended the male muslim (i mean extreme rural poverty) culture that village mothers as the ,most isolated people in the world were locked away to produce 10 children in hope that 2 boys world survive- and so girls life expectancy went up and by having maximum of 3 children they could start to be income earning provided they were trained around microfranchises around which sir fazle redesigned value chain of agricultural markets (first partnering with china on bottom up rice productivity) so that smallest poorest hardworking ladies could exchange value  (in fact sir fazle modeled all of his bottom up learning networks on franciscan paulo freire as later did paul farmer and jim kim though they claim more of a faith inspiration than friere's education one)
    -we urgently need all of above linked in before argentina g20 in 2018 - that way any walls cauised by brexit or trump will collapse as china's 1.3 billion taoist people takes over bottom-up editing in chief of the open learning collaborations with worldwide youth (half the world who are under 30) and their sustainbility goals
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    few more jottings on last mile medical future history which bbc failed to celebrate at opening of olympics with berners lee (www hall of fame for 2 most   microeconomicsits - women -florence nightingale ; men berners lee)

    by the time paul farmer and jim kim founded partners in health 1987 as medical anthropologist alumni of harvard who used haiti village as their student exchange lab - sir fazle had already found that ending tuberculosis was best served by those who were immune because they had survived tuberculosis- dad's friend george soros sponsored farmer and kim to start taking this solution from latin america (peru) to russian prisons where dissidents (ie gorbachev;s friends were now chained) and later to liberia a country soros partnered with brac in starting to develop after the genocide was over- without that very basic infrastructure of last mile health ending ebola would have been even harder

    i understand that localising segmented life saving health services is opposite process of requiring total qualifications to be  a 5* nurse or doctor

    actually sir fazle had first tried and failed to adapt china's barefoot doctor program- there  werent enough doctors in bangladesh of the 1970s and the vast majority of those were not franciscans who wanted to live in villages with no electricity, no communications and most risk of plagues

    it shocks me to the core that this number 1 curriculum of village jobs and bottom up professional service was nowhere taught in rich nations when i followed yunus around to 50 university campuses mainly in usa and uk in 2008 which is why we  accidentally invested in yunus to take this to next level with his then core leadership of village mobile phones 

    ironically gordon browns chief of staff has been asking me how does sir fazle abed want to contribute to the 30 national leaders brown has linked together including kim and jack ma committing to uniting the smartest learning generation

    what those 30 leader really need to do is convene one meeting at brac where they go through the order of missing curricula interventions that brac has designed over 45 years around empowering girls- if people are serious about sustainability goals out of every community the fact is that while there the only mothers are women it will always be the case that the source of extreme challenges to a community's sustainability hit on girls first -in other woprd women have to be the greatest innovators not scientific males where we need einstein and von neuman system designs of mapping at more micro detail - for some strange reason academics make that terminology complicates - see nanotechnology partners of www.amma.org

    I am sure that the  people in this TO list
    1 understand far better than my summary what i have just reported
    2 can find a way to brief gordon brown

    both ian and sarah were at dads remembrance party at The Economist. Ian has co-worked longest with me in trying to change mass media of hi tech brands. His current city of london friends include a lady who has just been headhunted by prince charles from leading the marketing of one of the biggest insurance companies leaving the reality tv producer richard curtis with project everyine-   women empowerment is her (prince charles trust newest chief networker) deepest joy. Sarah (Lord Sainsbury's daughter) has partnered with prince charles at Ashden Awards, sustainable and renewable energy in the UK and developing world on the leading microsolar worldwide prize network and attended the fashion4development annual  luncheon hosted by 50 first ladies the day before the start of the un year on the occasion that they made sir fazle abed their main laureate

    George professor of medicine at melbourne with the lancet is open sourcing a curriculum of adolescent health which may turn out to be almost as revolutionary in scaling as the basic service of infant and maternal health

    I think if gordon brown understood this chronology he could make sir fazle abed's 80th birthday wish come true - namely that gordon jack ma and jim kim as 3 most jobs and girls empowerment connectors of the greatest #learninggeneration visit brac- so far all of kim gordon and bill gates sent youtibe telegrams on sir fazle 80th birthday party but havent evidently asked him for ideas on linking in b=greatest #learninggeneration- he was very clear when we asked him - please help china and bangladesh digitally interconnect poorest women and vilage entrepreneurs and open educators

    so all we have so far is 4 chinese girls editing a newsletter of what is going on in china for sir fazle- two of them know jack ma's biographer at tsinghua university; ms ying lowrey who is a fascinating character as her first job was as a barefoot doctor and tsinghua is one of the space jinping public servants and jack ma's craziest digital entrepreneurs brainstorm privately at least once a year; 2017 is the ,ost critical year in china to as for his second 5 year term jinping is allowed to choose 6 of the top 7 people; at jim kim's second 5 year term which also started in 2017 there is no such good fortune instead a paul romer who doesnt understand the most revolutionary technology of all micro-empowerment blockchain and whose knowledge of indias and bangladesh is not great and as yet i havent interviewed him on china

    probably gordon brown needs to tour tsinghua- it has other exciting connectors- eg the branch of brookings at tsinghua is led by someone who spent his life on green energy while the branch of brookings where i live in washington dc has a china research unit whose leader writes up the  english language version of future diaries of jinping and g20 leaders and brics and one belt partnerships (china smartly and so far peacefully unites nations in clusters with segmented sustainability crises) and shares this with kissinger and 100 chinese americans he has most trusted to build goodwill between the 2 countries for nearly 30 years EVENT: Henry A. Kissinger Keynotes Committee of 100 Event "U.S.-China Relations in the Trump-Xi Era" in New York | December 14, 2016 - Committee of 100



    amy (alizee) has tracked reporting of this over the last 18 months in usa - her first experience outside of china where she graduated in biotechnology but found like jack ma that her initial job prospects were only amplified by teaching herself english language- this should be god news from british council and british aid- father's 1984 book predicted the 3 main literacies of global village civics youth in addition to mother tongue that every 21st c kid should have nearly free access to :
    chinese, english, coding maths
    british aid as dfid now calls itself remains the greatest intergenerational investor in brac though georges country australia is now partnering in that and much smarter at partnering jack ma than the uk

    finally where i first found brac, tania zaman kindly introduced me - she was then sir fazle abed's chief of brand chartering - she and the head of brac bank attended yunus 69th birthday party which father sponsored and where the bbc climate reporter and colleague of sarah and prince charles paul rose joined in- that was 2009; in 2010 yunus completely lost the bank and hasina's governmengt also took over the part of grameen phone he had owned on behalf of poorest village women; by 2012 sir fazle abed and the ambassador of japan to dhaka were kindly celebrating das remembrances with 2 roundtables on how brac needed to build the world's largest cashless bank www.bkash.com - this is the best that can be done if universal mobile connectivity is only text based; if you want the best when it is smart phone based you go and tour hangzhou as 17 g20 leaders did with great relish but english speaking obama and may were not in the right mood to do

    Back at yunus 69th birthday party in 2009 was where we found out that yunus was most displeased to have a birthday wish brainstorming- unknown to me he was already losing control of his bank and turning into the most departnentalised of bottom fundraiser not the most open of girls empowerment educators- meanwhile there was an argument between yunus and the leader of his green energy division in which yunus second daughter and barua's son got messed up in

    sorry if this story was too long - the devil of how to end poverty is always in a web of family details with every expert knowing one piece of the story but usually not enough of all parts to dare to let children know all about this at k-12



    chris macrae washington text/mobile dc 240 316 8157 http://alumnisat.com   http://www.economistuniversity.com/