Thomas Friedman on America and China at The Asia Society

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Interesting interview with New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman on the rise of China and contrasts this with the state of the US.

It says much about the state of the American mind and asks why western territories have a period of stuckness as their countries don’t have the same commitment to progress and economic progress as their Chinese counterparts.

The video is on Tudou, so you may need to be patient.

Key take-outs

  • The Chinese government is a learning organisation
  • It generally promotes on merit
  • It has a regular rotation of power