Smart Links 01 June 2012
Commentary on Japanese companies in China, stormy politics in China, morality and money, how do you say emergency in Spanish, and Mulcair’s Alberta moment.
Financial Times -- Japanese SMEs take flight to China
Japanese business folk in China are not short of grumbles these days, what with the unpredictable officialdom, congested roads, soaring prices and thickening smog.
China political storm.
Project Syndicate -- China’s Political Storm
As senior leaders are purged and retired provincial officials publicly call for Politburo members to be removed, it has become clear that China is at a crossroads.
How much money would you take to get an advertising tattoo put on your face?
New York Times – Markets and Morals
Does it bother you that an online casino paid a Utah woman, Kari Smith, who needed money for her son’s education, $10,000 to tattoo its Web site on her forehead?
Spain on the brink.
Telegraph -- Spain faces 'total emergency' as fear grips markets
Spain is facing the gravest danger since the end of the Franco dictatorship as the country is frozen out of global capital markets and slides towards an epic showdown with Europe.
London Review of Books -- Save us from the saviours
Imagine a scene from a dystopian movie that depicts our society in the near future. Uniformed guards patrol half-empty downtown streets at night, on the prowl for immigrants, criminals and vagrants.
The education of Tom.
Globe and Mail -- Mulcair stands by oil-sands criticism despite ‘awe-inspiring’ tour
NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair has wrapped up his whirlwind Alberta tour, one where he toned down his language and largely avoided stirring new controversy.
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