Connecting the dots: Cluj-Budapest HSR in the Iron Silk Road

We know important things are happening! - and today we're just connecting the dots. The announcement of the Cluj-Budapest high-speed railway (HSR) project,  in February this year, has stirred admiration and left many people in awe. Such big infrastructure projects are exciting and their social importance is immense: they are bonding communities, building networks and … Continue reading Connecting the dots: Cluj-Budapest HSR in the Iron Silk Road

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China and Africa: not a love story

In international politics win-win situations are infrequent and overly romanticized. In Western culture, love stories are overrated but charming and partnerships are reliable but distasteful, whereas in the far East, the share of profit and loss prevails over enchantment. Developing states in Africa are caught in the middle: both of the available narratives culturally differ … Continue reading China and Africa: not a love story

UTCN e in top. Neinteresant.

UTCN e in top 150 intre primele universitati de renume din lume, cu locul 128 in 2018 in QS University Rankings EECA. Performanta mare. Pacat ca nimeni nu stie. Nici macar Biroul de PR al universitatii. Bine ca am aflat eu! 😉 Si acum si voi! Pitch perfect. Felicitari cadrelor didactice si cercetatorilor care faceti o … Continue reading UTCN e in top. Neinteresant.

Ai Weiwei, Romanian prize for a scandalous show

The Chinese artist Ai Weiwei will receive an award for a highly political fake LEGO project, from a Romanian NGO.  The prize is offered by the Romanian Ratiu Center for Democracy in Berlin, Germany, later this month. He is offered the award for a piece named Trace made of counterfeit LEGO bricks - three years ago. In the first stage of creating Trace, the scandal … Continue reading Ai Weiwei, Romanian prize for a scandalous show

Hungary and the Eastern opening: Sino-Hungarian dialogue in B&R.

The economic impetus of People’s Republic of China (P.R.C.) has reached a degree of exponential growth, both regionally, in South-East Asia, as well as in Africa and Europe. The Belt and Road Initiative (B&R) aims to develop even further the economic ties between more than 16 Eurasian countries, continue the poverty alleviation programs, both nationally and … Continue reading Hungary and the Eastern opening: Sino-Hungarian dialogue in B&R.

China in Europe

"To practice five things in all circumstances constitutes perfect virtue; these five are gravity, generosity of soul, sincerity, earnestness and kindness".  (Confucius) I have to begin this new section on my blog, dedicated to China in Europe, by thanking my grandma, my family, my dear friends and collaborators for believing in me, for supporting my … Continue reading China in Europe

RO & innovation in IT, an invisible story

HK born Sophia has received Saudi citizenship and is offering interviews or even making jokes. Meanwhile, on the global innovation map, Romania is outranked by Zambia, Botswana, Mali and Ethiopia. Bureaucracy, the lack of a clear strategy and transformative innovations have transformed Cluj into an industrial symbiotic IT center, rather than in an innovation pole in … Continue reading RO & innovation in IT, an invisible story