December 28, 2015

WTF Comparison of the Day:
A Tale of Two Bridges

Bridging the divide?

Bandra-Worli Sea Link, India
Total Length: 5.6 kms (3.5 mi)
Construction time: 10 years

Hangzhou Bay Bridge, China
Total Length: 35.7 kms (22 mi)

Construction time: 4 years

The former both started and ended later than expected. The estimated cost was $99 million - but it ended up costing the taxpayer $240 million. Much of this was due to a weapon that is misused as much as it is used: Public Interest Litigation.

December 6, 2015

China and Media Bias:
Guilty Until Proven Guilty

Mistrial by Media

It is often said that obfuscation is the purpose of journalism. And when China is involved, journalism gets reduced to a free-for-all orgy - wherein the journalist knows that absolutely anything will be believed as long as China is being portrayed as the villain.

It all starts with the Presumption of Guilt. Nothing that China ever does is enough. A few examples: