' SPECIAL NOTE: With a yearly salary of over 20 millions USD, he can afford to fall deep down in the pit! Since October of 2017...news of harassment started to emerge in the American mass media...From the entertainment world, to the Mass Media and now to the government! In some ways, I am not surprised … Continue reading (America-9) Someone who is paid over 20 million dollars a year for “talking” is fired because of sexual harassment against him!
SPECIAL NOTE: At times, when you are down and feeling down...read the story of this incredible brave young man...his name is Harun Ahmed, one of thousands of young Ethiopians...crossed the Sahara to Libya, and from there to Europe...that is, after he survived months of uncertainty, torture and starvation at the hands of 3 separate … Continue reading (International-11) Africa: from Africa to Europe…story of one who was sold as a slave 3 times…he lives to tell his story!
SPECIAL NOTICE: The concept is not new...opening an unstaffed or unmanned store..a sort of convenience store...for especially the young and people who do not have the time to go to big grocery stores or other big stores to buy some basic things...the unmanned store is just the right one for you.. a new kind of … Continue reading (China-21) Imagine shopping in a store with no cashier or worker…unmanned store!
SPECIAL NOTE: Yes, Yes...today farmers and growers around the world are desperately looking for alternatives to chemical pesticides, why? Because of the evolution of resistance to chemicals. The world needs more environmental forms of crop protection. And someone in Brazil is doing just that: a company is at the forefront of the growing global … Continue reading (Success-12) Brazil: use bugs to kill other bugs without chemical pesticides!
SPECIAL NOTE: THIS IS CHINA...my 6th book. So why bother to write a book about China? Land of my ancestors? After spending and living in mainland China for 7 years as a visiting professor ...I am privileged to experience China first hand...like sitting in the front row of a stage drama. The world is hungry … Continue reading (Personal-13) Why bother to write a book THIS IS CHINA…!
INTRODUCTION On May 17, 2015, I wrote a letter to Ambassador Cui Tiankai, China’s ambassador to China, essentially to introduce myself and why I am writing this book This Is China. And now I am sharing this letter with you so you may understand my motives for writing This Is China. Ambassador Cui Tian-Kai Chinese … Continue reading (Personal-12) Letter to the China Ambassador to USA
“Because You Care” Commencement Address Xiamen University Tan Kah Kee College June 24, 2012 By Stephen Ling Professor, Tan Kah Kee College President Wang, Vice-presidents, members of the faculty, dear parents and graduates, giving a commencement speech, on behalf of our faculty, is a great honor and a heavy responsibility. I come to you with … Continue reading (Personal-11) My “commencement” speech to the students in China…an honor!
SPECIAL NOTE: You can call me any name or thing you want...her name Gitanjali Rao tells me a few things about her: I could be very wrong, but she is an Indian girl, and comes from a privileged family...her Indian father and mother could be high-tech people (Because many Indians here in America are high … Continue reading (Success-11) USA: an “Indian” 11-year girl won a top prize with her “invention”
TEN As I said earlier, the Malay Peninsula (or Malaya) and Singapore are like conjoint twins. A causeway, carrying a vital supply of drinking water to Singapore, forever linked them together. It’s also a bridge for the migration of Chinese, but few Malays, from the north. Need I repeat that Singapore was predominantly Chinese? The … Continue reading CRAZY AMERICANS – Chapter Ten
NINE Very soon before sleep silenced my whole body, I succumbed to nostalgia, more like watching a newsreel of my entire life from the beginning until now. Torrent of images began to seep through the cracks in my brain like water leaking through an unguarded hole in a broken roof. A total of seventeen eventful … Continue reading CRAZY AMERICANS – Chapter Nine