November, 2015

  • Chinese megacity, PRD, already has a population bigger than Canada, Australia, and Argentina

    Posted Nov 11th, 2015 By in Blogroll, General With | Comments Off on Chinese megacity, PRD, already has a population bigger than Canada, Australia, and Argentina

       #Business Insider writes: China’s Pearl River Delta is swallowing up nearby cities. As the largest urban area in the world, the region features a population of roughly 42 million housed inside a 2,700-square-mile perimeter. The Pearl River Delta is made up of nine cities, each boasting populations above 1 million. And China is combining them all …

  • Is Africa “impoverished” or “rising”? The competing media perspectives

    Posted Nov 10th, 2015 By in Business, General With | Comments Off on Is Africa “impoverished” or “rising”? The competing media perspectives

    Journalism Professor Suzanne Franks writes: In more recent years it looks as if the single story has shifted gear. Instead of the relentless negative image of suffering and impoverished victims there is a new narrative, ‘Africa Rising’. Suddenly the continent is brimming with mobile phones and energetic businesses. In May 2000 there was a famous …

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