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Understanding China’s Rise Under Xi Jinping by The Honourable Kevin Rudd March 18, 2018

Posted by Richard E. Ward in Musings.
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I am interested in China. Bill Bishop in his Sinocism China Newsletter has just shared a speech given by The Honourable Kevin Rudd to West Point titled “Understanding China’s Rise Under Xi Jinping“.

The article is long, but if you want to gain an understand of the transformational processes happening in China under the leadership of President Xi Jinping then this speech is worth reading.

Bill Bishop writes:

I am pleased to share you with an address that the Honourable Kevin Rudd gave at West Point earlier this month. It is long but worth the read. I wish I had written as it is the clearest exposition of Xi Jinping‘s China I have so far read. Mr. Rudd, a Sinocism subscriber, graciously agreed to let me share it with all of you.

Mr. Rudd is fluent in Chinese and has several decades of experience working in and on China, including many meetings with Xi and Wang Qishan.

Mr. Rudd served as Australia’s 26th Prime Minister (2007-2010, 2013) and as Foreign Minister (2010-2012). He joined the Asia Society Policy Institute as its inaugural President in January 2015. ASPI is a “think-do tank” dedicated to using second-track diplomacy to assist governments and businesses in resolving policy challenges within Asia, and between Asia and the West. You can read more about him on his web site.

China. The Peoples Republic of China.

Kickstarting My Morning with Music March 11, 2018

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I have found that as a TBI Survivor (Traumatic Brain Injury) my day gets going on a better footing when I kickstart my morning with some upbeat, positive music.

My Morning Kickstart Music. Richard E. Ward

Music with an upbeat message, especially over coming obstacles, helps me to clear my mind by replacing worries and concerns.

How about you?

Do you listen to music to help kickstart your day?

I am always happy to hear about new tunes that will help me get going.

My Morning Kickstart Music List

Here is my Morning Kickstart Music List.

You can check it out on Spotify.

  • Chariots of Fire – Vangelis
  • Eye of the Tiger – Survivor
  • Fly / I Believe I Can Fly – Glee Cast
  • Gonna Fly Now – Bill Conti
  • I Can See Clearly Now – Jimmy Cliff
  • It’s a Beautiful Day – Queen
  • My Silver Lining – First Aid Kit
  • Never Surrender – Corey Hart
  • Pipeline – Bruce Johnston
  • Return To Innocence – Enigma
  • Runnin’ Down a Dream – Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
  • We Are the Champions – Queen
  • When the Going Gets Tough, the Tough Get Going – Billy Ocean
  • Win – Brian Knight
  • You Gotta Be – Des’ree

What music do you listen to in the morning to kickstart your day? Please let me know.

When You See the Space November 12, 2017

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When you see the space between and among things then you will see.
– Richard E. Ward

When you see the space between and among things then you will see. Richard E. Ward

The Re-Organization of My Blogs Is Moving Along October 10, 2017

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I came to realize a few months ago that I was spending too much time managing a small network of blogs. With WordPress there is always something to do a few days every week to upgrade this or upgrade or update that even when using a service such as CMS Commander.

After looking at what I was doing I also came to realize that I really didn’t enjoy the direction that I was going with my life. So I decided to stop.

I closed down most of the blogs and the directories.

Then after my webserver got hacked I moved to an inexpensive webhost in Montreal; and moved my 2 remaining blogs to WordPress free hosting and created simple HTML SSI websites so that I could manage a few domains names.

The content, for the most part, of richardeward.com now has been moved to a blog at richardeward.wordpress.com.

The content of beyondmotivation.ca has been moved to a blog at byondmotivation.wordpress.com.

Now I don’t need to spend any time on blog maintenance. What a blessing.

I have some editing of broken links to repair that will consume a few days of my time, but I will do it when I feel like doing it. If broken links show up in search, well that is how it is, in the moment.

I will be spending time marketing Beyond Motivation and developing an online course to go with it.

More importantly I am returning my time and energy to the I Ching and related Taoist endeavours. And I will begin to write about where I am going with that beginning with Exploring Taoism.

Going back to where I was almost 50 years ago. Lots to reflect upon.

I Am Watching the Prosperity Film October 6, 2017

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I am watching the Prosperity Film from well.org produced by Pedram Shojai and I am glad I signed up to watch it.

The film “Prosperity” is a film that follows a new generation of companies, an emerging movement of “For Benefit” companies that are building into their bylaws the new ethics of conscious companies.

Video with Pedram Shojai On The Film, “Prosperity”

Here is a video with Pedram Shojai discussing the film.

I hope you enjoy it.

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