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In Africa, Chinese Developers Are Building A Mini-China

In Africa, Chinese Developers Are Building A Mini-China | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it
Chinese influence also goes beyond physical infrastructure. Now it's possible to pick up a copy of China Daily, China's state-run newspaper, in some African cities, and watch CCTV, China's state-run news channel. Some cities have Chinese language schools, and some African students are given grants to go study in China. In markets, Africans can buy Chinese bikes and mobile phones that aren't sold in other parts of the world.

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The State Grid Corporation of China Is Running a Smart-Grid Project Using Passive Optical Networking Technology | MIT Technology Review

The State Grid Corporation of China Is Running a Smart-Grid Project Using Passive Optical Networking Technology | MIT Technology Review | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it
As well as making the grid more reliable and efficient, the technology could deliver high-speed Internet, TV, and telephony.
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quote from article: "The main barriers in the U.S., however, are still cost-based rather than technological. Utility EPB is using fiber for its smart-grid network in Chattanooga, Tennessee, but nothing on the scale of a potential nationwide SGCC rollout. And utilities already have fiber cabling running alongside electrical power cables—but only in high- and medium-voltage areas, so there are major expenses associate with adding in fiber for residential and business subscribers, especially to underground power cabling, says Kunstler."



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Chinese-Built Infrastructure In Africa May Not Be As Bad As Some Think

Chinese-Built Infrastructure In Africa May Not Be As Bad As Some Think | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it
China is building more infrastructure in Africa than any other country. Chinese banks are financing billions of dollars in new loans, aid packages and other deals to build badly-needed infrastructure across the continent, and it’s Chinese companies that are doing most of the engineering and construction work. Between 2009 and 2014, the Chinese signed approximately $328 billion in construction projects in Africa, an average of about $54 billion a year, according to data from the international law firm Baker & McKenzie. This trend is widely expected to continue as Beijing turns to its new development bank, the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, to focus more of its economic diplomacy around the world on building infrastructure.

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The infrastructure of longevity — a systems-level perspective of living to 100

The infrastructure of longevity — a systems-level perspective of living to 100 | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it
I really enjoyed reading a recent story in The New York Times Magazine about attempts to understand extreme longevity — the weird tendency for certain populations to have larger-than-average numbers of people who live well into their 90s, if not...
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