Archive for: April, 2012

Why work at Berkshire Publishing?

Why work at Berkshire Publishing?

Bill Siever, our amazing project coordinator for the Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability, a beast of a project if there ever was one, wrote this: 1. I started here thinking that I knew a lot about the world – I was in store for an awakening. I learn at least five new things pretty much every day on everything from nanotechnology to environmental law in India. 2. I have regular correspondence with authors from over 50 […]

 
 

Earth Day and the Vital Importance of Greening China

As we prepare to publish volume seven of the Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability, and in conjunction with our Earth Day Special for both that set and the Berkshire Encyclopedia of China, I went back to my introduction to the “Greening China” issue of Guanxi: The China Letter. Here’s a fresh version with some startling and fascinating details from volume seven, which is entitled China, India, and East and Southeast Asia: Assessing Sustainability. The people of […]

 
 

Chinese names in current China news

By Karen Christensen The press has done a fairly good job with Chinese names in all the recent reporting, though I did see a few references to “Bo Bo Guagua.” But this interesting Bloomberg report goofed at one point: Through Hitoro, Wangjiang and Wangning, who retained her Chinese citizenship, owned Beijing Jiahua Investment Consulting Co. via China Murder Suspect’s Sisters Ran $126 Million Empire – Bloomberg. Their names should be Gu Wangjiang and Gu Wangning […]

 
 

Chinese Firm To Build Friendship Wall between Mexico and US

Chinese Firm To Build Friendship Wall between Mexico and US

1 April 2012, Great Barrington, Massachusetts—While construction slows in China, new opportunities for foreign investment and international cooperation beckon. The Northeastern Friendship Construction and Heavy Industry Transportation and Advertising Company (NFCHITAC), a division of National Pacific Patriotic People’s Southern Construction, Investing, Securities, and Commercial Services Group (NPPPSCISCSG), has been selected for the construction of what is expected to be the largest human-made object on the planet: a twenty-first-century “Great Wall” between the United States and […]