Posts Tagged ‘Commentary by Kam’

May 25th, 2012 - 10:35 am § in China

Can China’s Urbanization Save the World?

Kam Wing Chan Last year marked a milestone in China’s several-thousand-year history: for the first time, more people lived in cities and towns than in the countryside. The country’s 690 million urban dwellers now account for 51.3 percent of China’s total population of 1.35 billion.[...]

April 21st, 2012 - 10:03 pm § in America, China

F(r)ee Country

Kam Wing Chan, UW Professor, Department of Geography  As a lifelong foreign student of English I’ve been intrigued, if at times confused, by the magical power of certain words to conceal as well as to reveal. For example, after twenty years in this free country, I have finally come to learn about[...]

December 7th, 2011 - 3:50 am § in America, China


WITH the U.S. economy in the doldrums and Europe’s ongoing debt crisis continuing its downward spiral, analysts are left to wonder if China might be the savior of the global economy or, rather, whether the country is simply a multitrillion bubble about to burst. China’s great leap forwar[...]