China at Walmart

To find out to what extent Brazilian intelligentzia is in the dark about what goes on in the world, just go to Walmart in any small American town. Seventy percent of the products sold there are Chinese. The data are from China Business Weekly magazine. "If Walmart were a country" - writes Ted C. Fishman [...]

Three Reminders About China

The situation is rather horrible and depressing, but it is not a complex or difficult one to be understood. It can be summed up, without any exaggeration, as follows: Brazil, as an independent nation, no longer exists. Brazil is a Chinese protectorate, governed by a boastful and intolerant ambassador who has all at his own [...]

The Shoes of the Stupid Fisherman

Do you remember Morris West’s international bestseller, “The Shoes of the Fisherman," which was later turned into a film with Anthony Quinn as the main character? I am sure most of you have never heard of it. The past vanishes from the public memory faster than ever, making it so that each of us, in [...]