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Brain Stories 5: Visit to Cambodia in Contrast with Thailand 1 - 4
by Brian N. Huang
Abstract: Like Russia, China, and Vietnam, Cambodia is yet another tragic example resulted from the shortsighted U.S. government. Military invasions and hostility from the U.S. government have not succeeded in transplanting stable democracy, freedom, and justice to these countries. Instead, they caused backlashes rooted from local ultra-nationalism that communists are good at. The U.S. military involvement in Southeast Asia resulted in Khmer Rouge in Cambodia that killed around 2 million of its own people. My Cambodian visit provides a glimpse at the currently immature but thought-provoking Cambodian democracy that later came from political compromises, not wars. From the stories here, you can see why U.S. policies are reflexive, lack long-term intelligence, and hurt American people.
Index terms: Science of government, checks and balances, peace, war, communism, nationalism
The Open Letter to Chairman Xi: Your First Challenge is the Constitution (2) 5 - 7
by Juyang Weng
Abstract: In the last thirty years the Chinese economical reform obtained well-recognized achievements. The root reason is not so called Chinese model or Chinese characteristics. Instead, it is a step toward checks and balances of power. From ruling by a single person to ruling through discussion in the Politburo Standing Committee (PSC). From a single person who dictates his successor to a term limit and that the (unpublished) single person who dictates his successor's successor. The lack of science in the Chinese Constitution and the weakness in its enforcement are the fundamental reason for China to still be at a level of developing country and for the intensification of various social problems. Employing the secret reason why the brain does not have a central controller but displays creative intelligence, I humbly discuss the developmental science of nations with the respected Chairman Xi Jingping. To keep each article to be short, this is the second of the two installments.
Index terms: Science of brain and mind, brain group, constitution, law, Chinese people's interest
Expose a Closed Letter to Hu Jintao: Break up CCP like the Bell System in U.S.? 9 - 11
by Juyang Weng
Abstract: April 14, 2010, facing a possible personal danger, I wrote this personal letter to Mr. Hu Jintao. He had all three highest powers in China then, the constitution specified leading party --- The Chinese Communist Party (CCP), the president of China, and the commander of the Chinese armed forces. Why the possible personal danger? I was then a Changjiang visiting professor at Fudan University and needed to visit Fudan University every year for short time periods. A series of events happened during that 2010 summer. When I entered China through the Shen Zhen custom, the commercial 7-person van that I was riding in got pulled over and all the passengers went to a room and got all their luggages scanned, opened and examined. This examination occurred only once among over 20 times of my past border crossing at the same location. The Communist Youth League at Fudan University invited me to give a talk, but only League carders showed up. A Communist Youth League carder interviewed me but mainly asked me whether I plan to give talks in other Chinese cities. For the world peace and the future prosperity of China, I only intended to sincerely make scientific but closed suggestions to Mr. Hu then, nothing else. Hu's period seems relatively better the Xi's period, but unfortunately, Hu lost a critical decade to allow China to amend its Constitution that guarantees CCP's monopoly on power.
Index terms: Science of brain and mind, brain group, Chinese people's interest, government
My Ten Years of Misfortune at Fudan University: Trying to Improve the Research Environment 12 - 14
by Juyang Weng
Abstract: The author was a Changjiang visiting professor at Fudan University, Shanghai, China. Feb. 21, 2014, all three doctoral candidates he co-advised with his Fudan colleagues wrote a joint letter to him, requesting to suspend their research projects and quit working with their visiting advisor, the author. Why? The author's first-hand experience in China revealed a behind-the-scenes picture of the series of well publicized "Brain Gain" programs, such as the "Changjiang Scholars Program" and the "Thousand Talents Program", by the Chinese government to attract highly educated overseas Chinese to return to China to work. Most such available positions are for long terms, requiring six months or more each year physically working in China. A significantly fewer number of positions are for short terms as visiting positions. This article originally appeared on ScienceNet.cn in Chinese and attracted a large number of Chinese readers and comments.
Index terms: Research environment, evaluation of research, brain drain, academic freedom
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