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Malaysia Airline MH370 – American Media Fanning the Flame Wars

MH370 SearchApril 15 is tax day for most Americans.  It is the deadline for Americans – rich or poor – to file and pay their taxes.  But this year, it appears, it is also smear China day.  You may think with so much things going on in the world, things to do, that perhaps for this one day, China might be spared unnecessary smearing.  But it is not to be so.

Last week, on April 15, both New York Times and Wall Street Journal ran two underhanded articles on China, assigning the blem for the unfruitful search for missing Malaysian airline MH370 squarely on China.  Both papers reported that China was in big on the search for MH370 not necessarily because a majority of the victims were Chinese citizens, but really because Chinese leaders wanted to show off their new technology wares – to grab the International spotlight to to show off.  Unfortunately, the Chinese bumbling not only made China look bad, but may have actually stymied the search. Continue reading Malaysia Airline MH370 – American Media Fanning the Flame Wars

“舞动春天” (“Dancing to Spring”), a Happy Chinese New Year from Malaysia

三大皇牌 is a group based out of Malaysia (singers Crystal Ong Shir Ching, Angeline Khoo Yen Nee, and Nick Chung), and here they perform “舞动春天” (“Dancing to Spring”) in anticipation of the Chinese New Year of the rabbit (February 3, 2011). I also want to take this opportunity to say hello to our Malaysian friends and readers. Talking about connections, the Malaya Chinese community has many ties to China. Here is a connection to Sun Yat Sen (thx raffiaflower).

(Tudou.com version)

Can democracy be the solution to Malaysia's ethnic problems?

In a previous discussion on Malaysia’s ethnic politics, I was surprised (and dismayed) to sense the depth of dejection some ethnic Chinese in Malaysia may feel toward the political situation in Malaysia. There however may be hope. Continue reading Can democracy be the solution to Malaysia's ethnic problems?