1) Putting the Sichuan Quake into Perspective *( Recommended )*
May 10, 2009 by Chan
An interesting article that presents an alternate view of the 2008 Sichuan earthquake. The author puts 3 different earthquakes side by side for an objective comparison: the Sichuan earthquake, the recent Italian L’Aquila earthquake, and the1995 Kobe earthquake. Based on these findings, the author proposes the most practical way forward for the victims, their families, and for the nation.
May 15, 2009 by Chan
A follow-on article of the main article above (“Putting the Sichuan Quake into Perspective“). This article summarizes some of the questions/comments the author received from readers who did not leave those comments on this site. These are followed by the author’s responses.
May 23, 2009 by Chan
A light hearted approach to a complex subject. This is the first of a 2 part series exploring the topic of democracy.
With days to go before June 4th, democracy is on many people’s lips. The author uses a unique mix of logic and humour to offer the reader a fascinating insight into possible behind-the-scenes struggles between powerful forces.
June 3, 2009 by Chan
A short thesis exploring the problems and viability of implementing a democratic system from a developing country’s point of view.
The thesis concludes with an introduction of an interesting hybrid system that seems to be taking shape in the ongoing political evolutionary process in China.
The author concludes that this new model could prove to be a viable alternative to the democratic systems of today