This week’s readings / links include Michael Pettis on why China likely won’t buy fewer U.S. treasury bonds, a look at the rise of internet censorship in Southeast Asia, thoughts on competition in the digital age, an interview with Walter Isaacson about his biography of Leonardo da Vinci and a profile of the Amanyangyun.
- Why China likely won’t buy fewer U.S. treasury bonds: Doing so would almost certainly be costly for Beijing.
- The rapid rise of censorship in Southeast Asia: From Myanmar to Indonesia, governments are clamping down on the internet and social media.
- How to tame the tech titans: The dominance of Google, Facebook and Amazon is bad for consumers and competition.
- The benefits of being a misfit: Wharton professor Adam Grant interviews Walter Isaacson about his biography of Leonardo da Vinci.
- Ancient village saved by Chinese philanthropist opens as Shanghai resort: Ma Dadong’s mission to relocate ancient village homes and a camphor forest from his native Jiangxi province to the outskirts of Shanghai (more photos here).