Sunday, May 29, 2005

China -Emerging power in Southeast Asia

Below is my letter to Time magazine "Deals and Diplomacy Page 14  Time, May 30, 2005"

As you pointed out in your article, whether we like it or not, China is becoming a dominant power to expand her influence over many Southeast Asian nations politically as well as economically.

What differentiates China from the United States in their use of power in Asia now is the presence of local ethnic Chinese and a strong thrust for natural and human resources to sustain their high rate of economic growth.

The game of power in the Southeast Asia has just begun between China and America. Asian people should always unite and be ready to say “No” if they find a slight of arrogance in their attitude.

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Sunday, May 22, 2005

Xbox and Playstation-Another round starts

Below is my comment on TIME article of "Out of The X Box?"(Page 32  TIME, May 23, 2005)

Your article on the Xbox tried to show us the new strategy of Bill Bates empire to gain the dominant share of home entertainment market over Sony. Yes, game players could feel the differences between the old Xbox and the new version on such points as the warm and friendly design, more realistic views and motions of game software and the machine concept by itself made in a more un-Microsoft way.

However, I still can find nothing revolutionary in and outside of the Xbox 360 if you compare it with the debut of Windows series or Steve Job’s i-Pod. At this moment, neither can Sony nor Nintendo.

If Bill Gates really wants to conquer the living rooms of the computer users all around the world, something new and great is needed to fully destroy the old image of Microsoft as Windows for business and to attract people’s appetite to play when the entertainment giant Sony is resting her laurels.

Sunday, May 15, 2005

The Key to Contain Epidemic

Below is my comment on the Time article of "Polio’s Back. Why Now? "( Page 42  Time, May 16, 2005)

Your article on Polio reminds me of the past experiences of other famous contagious diseases such as AIDS, mad core disease and bird flu and knocked me on the head because the people’s fear of vaccines gave polio a chance to revive despite that it was almost eradicated everywhere.

Since the recent spread of polio is seen mainly in the developing countries of Africa and Asia, the people’s attention as well as the chance of this epidemic in the developed countries seems to be very low.

However, the key to contain these infectious diseases depends not only on the advanced medical technology but on the education by the developed world not to spread the rumor and the fear in the developing countries.

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Sunday, May 08, 2005

Sharper Focus by Sharp

Below is my comment on the article of Time magazine "A Sharper Focus"( Page 36  Time, May 9, 2005)

With the existence of the Japan-born multinational electronics giants like Sony and Matsushita, Sharp has not attracted world’s attention so much for a long time. Thanks to their potential of inventing new “one-of-a-kind” products such as their LCD TV “Aquos” and the new-concept oven “Healsio”, however, they are emerging as the “small giant” that has the competitive edge over other mammoth rivals.

Whether they keep the moment of prime time in the electronics jungle depends largely on their sincere attitude to go on listening to the sharper and more severe voices of the Japanese consumers seeking for gentler and more convenient products before expanding their fields globally.

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Tuesday, May 03, 2005

Toyota's Challenge

Below is my comment on your article of "The New Dude on the Road Page 41  Time, May 2, 2005"

For Toyota, it is not the gamble but the game they will have a good chance of winning to conquer the U.S. truck market. With high-performance and competitive price, their pickups could attract American consumers’ attention despite their patriotic shopping habbits.

However, if Toyota swept the board in the whole U.S. car market by defeating GM, the risk of prevailing anti-Japanese sentiment would be high as we experienced in the trade friction of the late eighties. I don’t want that happen as a fan for both Toyota and GM.