Mr. Unknown and the blogger known as the Saker has collaborated to write an interesting, provocative, and insightful piece end of last year. I truly applaud the effort and feel honored that China does have true friends from Russia. And I am truly heartened to see that there are Russians who do see China as equals ... and more importantly ... as friends. Overall I learned … [Read more...] about Russia and China – Strategic Partners Or Partners of Convenience?
According to William Hooper, Western lead Democracy has peaked. He believes the baton will be passed unto China, and a new Age of Enlightenment, one that is going to be improved upon with China's concept of Scientific Development, will start. Those of you who observe China may know that this political philosophy was advanced and officially adopted into the CPC (Communist … [Read more...] about William Hooper: “The Scientific Development Concept”
I have not done any research in writing this post, but I hope that does not detract us from having a vigorous and good discussion here. In our recent Chinese Nationalism thread, Shane9219 started a discussion on a just released movie relating to the Nankin Massacre. This got people discussing what the lessons of Nazi and Japanese Aggressions in WWII were. … [Read more...] about Informal Discussion – the Lessons of Nazi and Japanese Aggressions in WWII
For all the talk about democracy leading up to the Olympics, perhaps it is time - in the wake of the Olympics - to take a step back and ponder about what democracy really is. An interesting article appeared in the New Yorker earlier this month about the process of politics. Digging under the hood of democratic politics, it tries to explore two strains of forces that in real … [Read more...] about Understanding Democracy