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The Last Plane to Shanghai

On Friday at midnight in China, a ban on foreigners entering China went into effect. What may have been the last plane before the ban from North America to Shanghai…

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(Deja) View on the Corona Virus

Please keep China in your prayers. The unprecedented efforts to contain the Corona virus may bring rapid success, I hope, but also bring great hardship to millions for a time….

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Coach Lindsay’s Power Secret for Success in Tennis and in Life!

Roger Federer, courtesy of Wikipedia. Tonight I’ll confess to having watched some television (while diligently working on a crucial project, of course–hardly noticed the TV for at least some of…

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Freedom to Be Thankful For: My Pilgrimage to Xiaogang, Birthplace of China’s Latest Revolution

One of the most touching and courageous moments in China’s recent history is depicted in the painting below of a secret meeting of farmers in a tiny village that few…

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As Good as Money in the Bank? Time to Worry More

A friend of mine, an attorney, had a job in California for a year and for convenience opened a bank account there with Wells-Fargo. He paid California income taxes that…

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China’s Real Estate Market: A Potentially Significant Bubble

For those of you who recognize the huge impact of the Chinese economy on the global economy, I’ll share some good news and bad news. First, the good news is…

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Mormon Voting: Religion May Not Have Been a Big Factor

From the Pew Forum, “How the Faithful Voted: 2012 Preliminary Analysis” we have exit-poll data on how Mormons voted in 2012 and in 2004 when it was Kerry vs. Bush…

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