In my recent article on Philippines' ultimately absurd legal challenge to China's claims in the S. China Sea, I noted how that conflict arose from the prevailing wind to diss China's interests in the post WWII world. The cause for that are many. No doubt China's relative weakness vis-a-vis the West and/or Soviet Union, its plunge into a major civil war in the aftermath of … [Read more...] about Is China a Real Victor of WWII?
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Peter Lee wrote an interesting piece at Asia Times titled "India places its Asian bet on Japan" today regarding his take of India's recent rapprochement with Japan. Before reading this piece, I had regarded Singh's recent trip to Japan as nothing much more than two second-rate power trying to form a second-rate alliance against a perceived first-rate power. But perhaps there … [Read more...] about Toward a Japan-Anchored Asian Order?
My 2008 public debate with a US trained Tibetan Lawyer (with some other folks interjecting), archived on ABA China Law Committee Listserver: This began over the ABA China Law Committee's email listserver in 2008 around the time of the Tibet riots. Several US attorneys started asking questions about Tibet and the riot. The Tibetan-American lawyer began with his definition … [Read more...] about 2008 “Olympic Debate” over Tibet on American Bar Association China Law Committee