China Flights

china flights
  • Shoot (wildfowl) in flight
  • (flight) fly in a flock; "flighting wild geese"
  • (in soccer, cricket, etc.) Deliver (a ball) with well-judged trajectory and pace
  • (flight) shoot a bird in flight
  • (flight) an instance of traveling by air; "flying was still an exciting adventure for him"
  • high quality porcelain originally made only in China
  • A fine white or translucent vitrified ceramic material
  • a communist nation that covers a vast territory in eastern Asia; the most populous country in the world
  • Household tableware or other objects made from this or a similar material
  • Taiwan: a government on the island of Taiwan established in 1949 by Chiang Kai-shek after the conquest of mainland China by the Communists led by Mao Zedong
china flights - Fast Boat
Fast Boat to China: Corporate Flight and the Consequences of Free Trade; Lessons from Shanghai
Fast Boat to China: Corporate Flight and the Consequences of Free Trade; Lessons from Shanghai
Corporate outsourcing has bitterly divided advocates and critics of free trade; the transfer of jobs overseas to cheaper locations has had a profound effect on dislocated employees and their communities, and, increasingly, it is the high–skill, white–collar positions that are feeling the impact.

In Fast Boat to China, Andrew Ross looks at the controversial issue of offshore outsourcing to China—specifically that of white-collar jobs at U.S. global manufacturing and high-tech companies.

Having spent a year talking with skilled local employees and their foreign managers in Taiwan, in Shanghai, and in the far west of China, Ross reports on China’s workforce, where employees, for the first time, are emulating a corporate mentality of job–hopping as a way of life. Ross looks as well at the effects of foreign investment on China’s (newly capitalist) economy and at how multinational companies such as GM, GE, Philips, Lucent, IBM, and Motorola are taking advantage of Chinese nationalism in planning for their future growth there.

The author makes clear the impact of globalization on Chinese workers, who, he discovered, have become as insecure as their Western counterparts. He reports on the daily reality of corporate free trade and how it doesn’t at all correspond to its classical definition . . . how India and China, the world’s two most populous countries, are competing for low–paying jobs and affecting the growth of white–collar jobs in Asia . . . and, finally, how China’s huge gains in technology will soon allow it to compete for top–level jobs at the same time that it absorbs lower-end jobs, and how this will affect workers and economies in East Asia and the West.

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China gets credit for this, she took it. It was slightly blurry, but still a cute photo. I did however edit it up for her. For starters I used Michelle Black's soft glaze action, and did some more tweaking along with that.
IMG 0419 China Flight pics
IMG 0419 China Flight pics
China 2010 Flight pictures - China, Vancouver, Toronto

china flights
china flights
The Black Bats: CIA Spy Flights over China from Taiwan 1951-1969
After Mao's communists took control of mainland China in 1949, the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency developed an uneasy partnership with the nationalist Chinese government on Taiwan for covert air operations over the mainland dropping agents and propaganda, and collecting signals, imagery and nuclear intelligence. But Communist China s air defenses reacted with determination and ingenuity to the unwelcome intruders. Ten of the aircraft B-17s, B-26s, and P-2s were lost and over 100 aircrew killed in this epic yet hardly-known struggle, told in English for the first time. Each chapter is punctuated with vivid, first-hand accounts from the participants Chinese nationalists, Chinese communists, and Americans. The book also describes how during the Vietnam War, America subcontracted many of its covert air operations to the same group of airmen from Taiwan.