In a surprise move to some, the United States reactivated a $6.46 billion Taiwan arms sales proposal and sent it to Congress for approval yesterday. (As late as September 28, the proposal was said to be frozen by the White House even as Taiwan lobbied Congress.) Some Chinese now believe China and Wen Jiabao were "played" by the US: "Premier Wen had just said to save the US … [Read more...] about US arms sales to Taiwan "a slap to Wen Jiabao's face"?
Our blog has been around for 5 months. Judging from our site traffic and the comments we get (over 12,600 and counting, plenty of them insightful), we are doing quite well. However, some readers' comments paint a very different picture. … [Read more...] about (Foolsmountain Admin) A fool’s reflection
Malaysia over the years has been known for its share of ethnic violence against Chinese and other minorities. Most recently, Ahmad Ismail, a district chief in the United Malays National Organization ruling party, has been quoted to pronounce: … [Read more...] about Malaysia's Ethnic Politics
Two of the most commented threads over the last week relate to Tibet. Even a neutral posting on the administration of the website has also somehow "devolved" into a debate over Tibet. … [Read more...] about Pocketbook References for Tibet
In the comments to an earlier post related to Tibet, I found it striking that, although by different routes, bianxiangbianqiao and wuming and I have reached roughly the same conclusion, viz that there's no logical reason why Tibet should remain part of China, but, at the same time, it is completely impossible for China to let it become independent, since that would invariably … [Read more...] about (Letter from Otto Kerner, Opposing Viewpoint) Tibet: A Way Forward?