President Xi is visiting the U.K. this week. There are pageantry ... and some $60 Billion US worth of deals. British Prime Minister has made a big commotion calling it as the "Partner of Choice" in the West for China. I am sure the British Leadership, Cameron personally, believes that it is in the long-term interest of Britain to mend relationship with China. But I don't … [Read more...] about Opinion: U.K. – the Bridge Between East and West? Not So Fast.
Mr. Abe has done a lot to put Asia back on the path to War: what with re-arming Japan, making a mockery of Japan's Pacifist Constitution, and overflowing rhetoric about the dangers of a rising China. Just last week, I was perusing through Asia Times, reading an article by Peter Lee on the TPP, when I noticed the following picture, and a comment from a reader. Reader … [Read more...] about What’s Up with Abe’s Egging China On to War?
President Xi Jinping made an important speech in which he outlined a better way for the international community to move forward: not with hegemony, but with an eye toward win-win cooperation. Below is a transcript. An official U.N. copy can be found here. … [Read more...] about Xi Jinping’s U.N. Speech
As China and U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon get set to co-host a U.N. meeting of world leaders on gender equality and women's empowerment, Hillary Clinton decided to crash the party. On Sunday, Hillary tweeted: Xi hosting a meeting on woman’s rights at the UN while persecuting feminists? Shameless. This came as a surprise to many Chinese, including me. Women's rights … [Read more...] about Hillary’s Tweet about China Regarding Women’s Rights … and What it Reveals…
Recently, the Japanese Parliament passed controversial legislation pushed by Abe to allow Japanese forces to fight abroad for the first time since 1945. Here is how Reuters reported it: Japan's parliament voted into law on Saturday a defense policy shift that could let troops fight overseas for the first time since 1945, a milestone in Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's push to … [Read more...] about Case Study on Democracy and Rule of Law: Japan and the World at a Crossroad?