Arquivo da tag: Energia

Leituras

1ª, 2ª e 3ª semana de Abril

[China]

O século do Pacífico – Folha de São Paulo

Petrobrás e outro empréstimo chinês – Geraldo Samor

Perfil de Xi Jinping por Evan Osnos – The New Yorker : Recomendo o também o livro “A era da ambição” do mesmo autor da reportagem

Kevin Rudd comenta as relações bilaterais entre EUA e China – Belfer Center

Projetos de dessalinização – Bloomberg

Influência de Lee Kuan Yew na política chinesa – Huffington post

Livro sobre o povo Uighur – New York Review of books

Como funciona o “Great Cannon” – New York Times

Mais um episódio sobre disputas territoriais no Mar da China Meridional – New York Times

Dificuldades de crescimento – Folha de São Paulo

Mas o país agora tem dificuldade em sustentar seu patamar de crescimento em função da grande concentração de poder no governo central e no Partido Comunista e da pouca transparência.

Essa concentração funcionou no início do processo de crescimento, mas, quanto mais desenvolvida uma economia, mais ineficiente é a intervenção do Estado. Na China, a economia se ressente de mecanismos de mercado que gerem eficiência e equilíbrio na alocação de recursos e preços

[Japão]

Republicação de Akira e a história do mangá no Brasil – Universo HQ

Celulares antigos – Mainichi Shinbun

Matcha no mercado norte-americano – The Japan times

Sobre o Estúdio Ghibli e outros cineastas da animação japonesa – Asahi Shinbun

Encouraçado Yamato e Hisashi Shinto – Ásia comentada

Audiências públicas no Japão – Blog dinheiro público

Cartas de Junichiro Tanizaki – The Japan news

Turismo e os quatro novos tesouros – The Economist

[Coreia]

Navio norte-coreano no México – NK News

Dificuldades da presidente Park Geun Hye – Bloomberg

Sul-coreanos na Indonésia – The Wall Street Journal

Leituras

4ª semana de novembro e 1ª semana de dezembro

[China]

1)Arquitetura

2)Relações entre Taiwan e China continental

3)Baidu

4)O medo da China

5)Lago Tai

6)Planos energéticos

7)Sri Lanka

8)Nova rota da seda

9)Negócio da China

10)Triângulo Dourado

11)Terras Raras

12)Cibersegurança

13)Xinjiang

[Japão]

1)Paul Krugman

2)Automóveis

3)Entrevista de Shigeru Miyamoto

4)Hayabusa II

5)Mitos da indústria cinematográfica

[Coreia]

Na pior em Pyongyang

[Myanmar]

Exploração de jade

[Tailândia]

Robô que avalia comida

Leituras

[China]

Banco Asiático

Cristianismo

Declínio na produção de aço

Protestos em Hong Kong e a internet

Mark Zuckerberg e o mandarim

The main problem with Zuckerberg’s Chinese (and later on I’ll explain why I dare even say this) is how itsounded — namely, as if he had never heard of the all-important Chinese concept of tones. English speakers know how tones can affect meaning. “You’re going where?” with a rising-question tone at the end is a request for information. “You’re going where?” with a high-astonished-angry tone at the end is something else.

But tones in English mainly affect the shape and meaning of an entire sentence. In Chinese they signal the meaning of every single word. It’s hard for English-speakers to grasp how confusing it must be for Chinese speakers to hear their language rendered without attention to tones, which is essentially what Zuckerberg did, because it’s like explaining differences in hue to a color-blind person

Coursera

China has a friend in Richard Levin, the former president of Yale University who now heads up online education giant Coursera.

“China is our fastest growing market, and our team is building initiatives and travels there all the time,” Levin said. “Many of the Chinese users are over college age and take the online courses either for personal fulfillment or to improve their job skills.”

Mar da China Meridional e seu potencial energético

There is another reason for China’s interest in the South China Sea: the large quantities of oil and natural gas that might lie below these waters. In May, Beijing made its interest in those resources clear when it sent a drilling rigcalled Haiyang Shiyou 981 into waters claimed by Vietnam. The rig is owned by China National Offshore Oil Corporation, or Cnooc, the country’s biggest offshore energy producer.

Visitas do presidente Xi Jinping

 

[Japão]

Robótica

Japan leads the world in research and development of humanoid robots capable of walking on two legs. One key factor that seems to have spurred its advances is the influence of anime, according to Shimizu Masaharu, research director at theFuture Robotics Technology Center (fuRo) of the Chiba Institute of Technology. “Quite a few of the researchers involved in developing robots were fans of Astro Boy and Doraemon as kids. In my own case, as someone who earned a PhD in the system architecture of humanoid robots, I was quite influenced by being a member of what might be called the ‘Gundam generation.’”

Lembranças históricas

the government of Gunma Prefecture, north of Tokyo, decided to remove a decade-old monument to Korean forced laborers from a public park after angry phone calls and protests. A similar campaign led the city of Nagasaki, long a bastion of antiwar sentiment, to delay approval of a cenotaph to Korean laborers who perished in the 1945 atomic bombing. The monument was supposed to be unveiled in April.

Expansão militar

Japan’s response to Chinese anti-access/area-denial threats rest on three planks: increasingly large helicopter carriers, next-generation 3,300-ton Soryu-class submarines and new Aegis destroyers.

Nacionalização

Bashô e Mishima

Takeshi Kitano e a animação japonesa

“I hate anime, and Hayao Miyazaki most of all, but his animations make money, so I have respect for that,” Kitano said of the acclaimed director of a string of box-office toppers, including last year’s historical epic “The Wind Rises.”

[Coreia]

Seo Taiji e Sogyeokdong

It is important to remember that, until late 1980s-early 1990s, South Korea was under authoritarian dictatorship. To be sure, the situation was better than North Korea’s–but not by that much. In December 1979, General Chun Doo-hwan rolled tanks into Seoul, threatened the then-president Choi Gyu-ha at gunpoint, and later appointed himself to be the president. When the citizens of Gwangju protested the coup d’etat,Chun sent paratroopers to the city and murdered more than 600 people.
During Chun’s dictatorship, the democratically elected National Assembly was no more than a shill. The true, shadow government was located in Sogyeokdong, under the name of the Defense Security Command. Growing up in the neighborhood, Seo Taiji likely could not help but notice the swirl of chaos surrounding the area.

Samsung x Xiaomi

Leituras

[China]

Conflitos marítimos

If China can impose its will in the South China Sea, at least five rival claimants—all much smaller, weaker Asian states—will be limited to a narrow band of the sea along their coastlines. China would gain greater security for its crucial supply lines of oil and other commodities; exclusive access to rich fishing areas and potentially vast undersea oil deposits; a much larger buffer against what it regards as U.S. naval intrusions; and, not least, the prestige and standing it has long sought, becoming in effect the Pacific’s hegemon, and positioning itself to press its decades-old demand that Taiwan come under its control. Arguably, it would achieve the greatest territorial expansion by any power since imperial Japan’s annexation of large swaths of Asia in the first half of the 20th century.

Visita a um hospital militar

Indústria de semicondutores

Baidu no Brasil

Desafios da agricultura

From a bedrock of traditional culture, and an engine of the post-Mao economic boom in the 1980s, agriculture has become a burden for China.

Farm output remains high. But rural living standards have stagnated compared with the cities, and few in the countryside see their future there. The most recent figures show a threefold gap between urban and rural incomes, fueling discontent and helping to make China one of the most unequal societies in the world.

Perched on the 2,700-mile border with Russia, the Chinese city of Manzhouli has acquired the flavour of its northern neighbour. Gilded domes gleam and buildings are adorned with white icing flourishes. Shoppers pay for fur coats in roubles and dine on borscht and salmon.

Xi Jinping e a filosofia

Entrevista com Ruby Yang

Although Ms. Yang might be best known for her Oscar-winning work, “The Blood of Yingzhou District,” released in 2006, she had already earned a reputation before that as an astute chronicler of young people caught in the middle of societies in flux.

[Japão]

Lições do Abenomics

Shinzo Abe e a China

Crônicas de Hirohito

Cafe Tailandês

At a contract coffee bean roasting plant in a suburb north of Bangkok, Masato Egami, managing director of Thai Ishimitsu, was sampling different cups of coffee lined up on a table, one after another. He then exchanged opinions with young technical experts dispatched from Japan and with a Thai official who runs the plant.

Acordos Japão-China

Carne de baleia

Turistas chineses

Yasujiro Omura, manager of the two duty-free shops, said red backpacks are popular among Chinese shoppers, regardless of gender, since the color is considered auspicious in China.

“Some customers ask us to make sure whether the products are made in Japan,” he said. “They seem to like them because they associate Japanese products with high quality.”

Solidão no mangás

More and more manga are coming out with titles that refer to being alone or having no friends, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing. The solitary protagonists are unexpectedly tough and content in these types of manga, which may be described as “botchi-kei” (alone type) works.

“Botchi” is an abbreviation of “hitoribotchi” (all alone). Most botchi-kei manga are set in schools, an indication that the authors are targeting young readers, mainly middle and high school students.

In 2009, when I visited Brazil and Thailand, young people there frequently told me about the group. They all said the group was marvelous, and at the time I thought people overseas were less informed about Japanese music than Japanese anime. But I was wrong again. They were more aware of the essence of Japanese music than I was.

[Coreia]

Divisão política

Mais de cinco meses após o trágico naufrágio que uniu a Coreia do Sul no sofrimento, o acidente polariza o país e ameaça desencarrilhar a agenda política da presidente Park Geun-hye.

Ensino de inglês

[Tailândia]

Mudanças na educação

Leituras

Cultura Norte-Coreana

Kim Il-sung called the cinema “in many respects… superior to other forms of literature and art.” Kim noted the site-based advantages of film: “Plays or a chorus of 3000 people, for instance can be performed only on theatre stages…. Films, however can be screened anywhere, both in towns and villages, and can be shown simultaneously throughout the country.”

This mobility and flexibility of form of course supports the co-option by Party and ideological interests of the more liminal and diffuse artistic or leisure forms of the cinematic. In part perhaps this explains Kim Jong-il’s later near obsession with film production and the occasional harnessing of wider national strategies towards the generation of greater, more artistic, more impactful, cinematic production.

Conflito entre China e Coreia do Norte no Mar amarelo

Papa Francisco e a China

Em sua residência de Santa Marta, diante de três leigos argentinos, confessou: “Se dependesse de mim, estaria na China amanhã mesmo”. O secretário de Estado do Vaticano, o cardeal Pietro Parolin, e o encarregado das Relações com os Estados, o bispo Dominique Mamberti, também estavam presentes. Nessa tarde, ficou decidido que o chefe da Igreja Católica convidaria Xi Jinping, o presidente da China, para ir a Roma. E que também comunicaria ao líder chinês sua vontade de viajar para este país.

Fraturamento hidráulico (Fracking) e o mercado de energia na China

But China’s push to wean itself from coal has also triggered a rush to develop alternative power sources. The natural gas that lies deep within its shale formations is now a top contender. By current estimates from the U.S. Energy Information Administration, China’s shale-gas resources are the largest in the world, 1.7 times those in the United States. So far, fewer than 200 wells have been drilled, but another 800 are expectedby next year. By then, China aims to pump 230 billion cubic feet of natural gas annually from underground shale—enough to power every home in Chicago for two years.

Curiosidades sobre o saquê

Artigo sobre Lafcadio Hearn no Japan Times

In the short period of 14 years that he had lived in Japan, he felt that he had become privy to the most deeply cherished secrets of the Japanese mindset. His obituary appeared in a host of American newspapers. On Nov. 26, 1904, two months to the day after his death, The Oregon Journal wrote of him as the “Poet of Japan — he had become Japanese Thru and Tru, tried to hide himself from foreigners and to bind himself closer and closer to his chosen country.”

Author and poet Yone Noguchi (father of sculptor Isamu Noguchi) called Hearn “a delicate, easily broken Japanese vase.”

Coluna Zaregoto sobre Samurai Champloo

Kurosawa revitalizou o chanbara e criou convenções que seriam copiadas à exaustão no futuro. E, apesar da dimensão de seu legado, ele é notadamente um dos realizadores que menos influenciaram Watanabe em sua incursão pelo mundo dos samurais. Isso porque Champloo é uma história trivial, que narra a jornada de um grupo de pessoas sem eira nem beira, que pouco poderia ter em comum com verdadeiros épicos como Kagemushae Ran ambos da última fase da carreira de Kurosawa, nos quais os protagonistas são diretamente responsáveis pelo destino da nação.

o criador comenta numa passagem da entrevista concedida para a realização do Roman Album: “O anime lida com samurais, então, no começo, me preocupava que ele fosse visto como um trabalho nacionalista. Foi por isso que fiz de um dos protagonistas alguém vindo das ilhas Ryukyu, coloquei coisas como personagens treinando na China e fiz com que estrangeiros aparecessem na história. Assim, se você assistir o anime, fica claro que não tem nada a ver com isso [nacionalismo]. Não é uma animação feita para ‘proteger as tradições e a cultura única do Japão’.”

Piratas do sudeste asiático

Southeast Asia was the location of 41% of the world’s pirate attacks between 1995 and 2013. The West Indian Ocean, which includes Somalia, accounted for just 28%, and the West African coast only 18%. During those years, 136 seafarers were killed in Southeast Asian waters as a result of piracy — that’s twice the number in the Horn of Africa, where Somalia lies, and more than those deaths and the fatalities suffered in West Africa combined.