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Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

Analyzing China’s 4th Plenum Outcomes

China just concluded the 4th Plenum of the powerful Communist Party Central Committee, now let’s take a look at what happened and what did not. 1. The only official document issued so far is the Communique, which summary I’ve given below. 2. No words on the outcoming of Zhou Yongkang, former security czar who has […]

Thursday, May 16th, 2013

My Next Big Project

Dear friends, I’m cooking up something tremendously exciting! You know, cleantech, energy, China, legal stuff. Would love to hear your thoughts of course. Shoot me an email and we’ll talk. If you are in Boston next week, join me for an energy meetup at Coda (Back Bay) on Thursday May 23, 6pm – 8pm. It’ll […]

Wednesday, April 17th, 2013

To Chinese Overseas Students in US

Dear friends, I am as horrified, and as heartbroken as many of you are to hear about the tragedy in Boston. Dorothy came to this country with as much hope and dreams as you and I did — a life so beautiful and so full of promise, only to end so abruptly! The impact on […]

Monday, November 26th, 2012

Hey China, Haven’t Seen You for Two Years (Part 1. The Business of Studying Abroad)

The last time I went back to China was more than two years ago — my mom was not happy about this, nor was my appetite for typical Chinese delicacies like steamed buns with soup, fried steam buns, durian puffs, sweet and sour fish, oh the list goes on and on. This time, I went […]

Wednesday, August 8th, 2012

Interesting experiments on how culture influences visual perception

Professor Jonathan Zittrain posted about his HEAS colleagues‘ study on how culture influences perception, so I took a shot at one of the three experiments.   Try out one or two yourself to see the results. http://www.labinthewild.org/   This is my result of the “Are You More American or More Japanese” test:  

Monday, June 4th, 2012

Crowdsourcing: Let’s Build a Solar-Powered Robot!

Who doesn’t want a solar-powered robot pet? Having no mechanical/ engineering/ computer science background, I’m turning to you, kind folks on the Internet, for guidance to build a robot! Since it’ll be my first attempt at DIY robot, I’d like to keep it simple: it gets power from the sun and can move around back and forth […]