When one digs down into Uber and Airbnb, one is provoked to ask whether it might be past time to take a good hard look at the entire “shared economy,” sector by sector, and ask whether it might not be so much bunk.
Or, at the very least, a means by which to impoverish tens of thousands of people and strip them of their social safety nets, all in order to enrich an fortunate few.
Here in China, there is a lot of smug satisfaction around the US Navy’s repeated success at killing its own sailors and disabling its own ships.
American naval navigation and ship handling are our Navy’s most potent enemy.
One of the barriers to Chinese brands overseas is the number of Chinese executives who believe that obtaining glowing coverage in credible US media is as simple as ordering room service.
Observation: when you’re starving, jet-lagged, and stuck in an epic traffic jam, “P1224” looks like “pizza.”
How humid is it, you ask?
It is so humid you can see the moisture in the air.
I live at Marriott, on China High-Speed Rail, and on All Nippon Airways. On our calls my wife reminds me that I own a house on the coast in California
Say what you wish about British colonialism. Britain birthed and nurtured Hong Kong. Beijing seeks to kill it with a thousand cuts.
This is how much ANA stuffed me belly on my first flight:
When my connecting flight was delayed three hours, they gave me a $20 food voucher and I couldn’t even use it.
For the record, both Narita and Beijing Capital need crosswind runways. Soon. Maybe two each.
One big upside of ordering Kosher meals: the little extra bit of TLC it affords me from the cabin crew on a long overwater flight.