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?
In the lead up to China's commemoration of the 70th anniversary of Japan's defeat in WWII, I thought I'd do a little personal aside ... that might explain why Japan can be so delusional about so many things. Politics ... in many ways ... especially politics in the democratic sense (i.e. at the level of the people) ... is about caricatures ... about simplifying … [Read more...] about A short caricature on politics …
According to a late AP piece , China is "furious" about the arms sale and has canceled serious senior contacts. Here is an excerpt: … [Read more...] about Update: China cancels military, diplomatic contacts with US over Taiwan arms sale
I thought I'd bring to people's attention to a recent Op Ed from Tony Blair in the Wall Street Journal on the Rise of China and the Olympics. I think the piece is interesting as a genuine attempt by a Western Leader (or at least a former Western leader) to understand - in good faith - the Rise of China and the Olympics. … [Read more...] about Tony Blair's New Op Ed on China in the Wall Street Journal