Saturday, January 26, 2019

Chinese folks should stop having separate, English names - just use your real Chinese names always [COMPACTIDEA]

My Chinese friends at MBA also had English names. Back then I found it good that they have easier-to-remember English names. Now, however, I feel that it's an insult to the entire Chinese nation that Chinese people conventionally keep/have to keep separate, English names in order to "cater to" the Western world who find it difficult to remember Chinese names. Take prestige in your culture and your language. Don't adopt Western first names.

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Replacing American parts with good-enough parts from Europe, Japan, or Russia is the quickest way for Sukhoi to create a non-American version of Superjet 100 for export to Iran [COMPACTIDEA]

It won't be easy, but it's possible if there's enough will and enough action. Iran desperately needs these planes. Russia desperately wants to sell passenger aircraft - and Iran will buy hundreds if Russia can provide. US-made components stand in the way. Europe isn't a pussy that its companies cannot provide substitutes for American components. Japan and Russia itself can also be alternative providers [maybe Canada too]. Russia must seize this opportunity presented to its airplane manufacturers and supply the airliners Iran needs and wants.