Monday, June 30, 2008

Ted Koppel Does In Depth on China

Mark your calendar to watch Ted Koppel's The People's Republic of Capitalism. Here's the official web site. The program runs July 9th through 12th at 10 pm on The Discovery Channel. Why? Well, the first episode is called - Joined at the Hip (that would be to us - and he's not talking about the our national debt that China holds the notes on).

From the program notes:
The American and Chinese economies are irreversibly intertwined. The common complaint that the Chinese are taking jobs away from American workers is in many cases true. China's cheap and abundant labor attracts manufacturing from all over the world.
And Jon Stewart devoted his last show before a two week hiatus to Ted Koppel - for an old guy he did a fine job.

I'm going to set my dvr.

I've written before about China and our national security. Since that post on June 1st, there have been two additional reports about hackers originating in China into Congressional computers! On June 11th reported by The Associated Press. In that instance, two congressman who'd been critical of China's record on human rights had their computer's invaded. And on June 21st, The Hill (a DC newspaper covering the Capitol) reports that more than those two congressman were targeted.

This is serious stuff.

Tune in.

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