Xenophobia and myopia knows no bounds, especially in America's highly politicized and ideological and indoctrinating universities. This has now manifested itself in AAUP's call for American universities to end or modify their sponsoring of Confucius Institutes in the U.S. In a statement, the AAUP said: Globalization has brought new challenges for the protection of academic … [Read more...] about US professors urge Western universities to end ties to China’s Confucius Institutes
April 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 … [Read more...] about Malaysia Airline MH370 – American Media Fanning the Flame Wars
As 2013 comes to an end, we draw upon some lessons of this past year, particularly in regards to the concept of "soft power", which is discussed often on this forum and in the Western media. … [Read more...] about Errors of Soft Power, a Year-end Review
Watching the NBC broadcast of the Opening Ceremony of the Olympic Games in Beijing gave me a sleepless night. Something about the ceremony and the games bothered me. I had to think it trough. What do you make of the following features of the Opening Ceremony? … [Read more...] about The Olympics Demonstrate China's "Soft Power": on Baloney and Silliness.