Judged by international standards, even with the greatest skill it will take many years for China to build a series of world-leading brands.
Corruption has been a global phenomenon and prevalent across our societies in its various incarnations.
The modern infrastructure encapsulates its march toward a modern lifestyle and the rising social standard mesmerizes those who visit China.
It is a sign of the growing impact of China that its economic strength has become part of the discussion on how to resolve Greece's debt crisis.
For a Shanghai driver it is perfectly "logical" to try to beat the oncoming traffic.
As it was famously put, "I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it."
Phil Zimbardo is one of the world's best-known psychologists. Over 200,000 students in China have used his textbook "Psychology and Life".
It is the only party in the world to continuously rule the biggest and most populated nation of the world since its liberation.
Over the past 90 years, the Communist Party of China has achieved great achievements with constant reflections on its zigzagging way forward.
In an increasingly commercialized news culture, where better to be first and wrong rather than last and right is a common newsroom mantra.
Wen's tour not only helps to foster closer economic ties with those countries, but also signals China's desire to diversify the currency.
Wen Jiabao's visit to Europe has attracted more attention in that continent than would normally attend a visit by China's Premier.