The current world order is grossly unfair ... historians of an enlightened future may come back to view our times as the dark ages ... when humans remain bonded to and oppressed by the hegemony and ideology "markets," "rule of law," "freedom" and "democracy". The pure hypocrisy of the world is never ending. And here is just one other small case study... China is often … [Read more...] about U.S. Complains of Current Account Deficit and China Appetite for Western Technologies – A Self Inflicted Wound?
U.S. China Relations
It's never good to dip into one's savings just to live large. Gluttony and largess - when one can ill afford it - is foolish ... and a sign of decadence. To me, the U.S. so-called pivot to Asia - emblemized by President Obama's trip to Japan - represents just that. The New York Times - even with its usual spin PR in over-drive - already calls the trip a "setback." In an … [Read more...] about Obama Asia tour: US-Japan treaty ‘covers disputed islands’ – A Case of Dipping into One’s Savings to Live Large?
Instead of a proper review, this is more like a sketch of the thoughts which struck me while reading Henry Kissinger’s On China. In the past, writers were often individuals who saw things differently. Being different helped them to highlight alternative perspectives and popular social ills. Once in a while, they turned out to be right, and even listened to; and their visions … [Read more...] about Kissinger’s “On China” – not quite a book review
The Economist is often held prisoner by its own prejudice arising from its whatever-China-does-internationally-is-wrong stance, and a recent article on the South China Sea disputes proves it. Behold the latest offering from intellectual dungeons of the The Economist: "The devil in the deep blue detail". Sadly, but not surprisingly, the newspaper warns against the … [Read more...] about The Economist and the South China Sea: It is “complex” if I can’t understand it
Ma Ying Jieu has won what has been a tough and closely watched election in Taiwan. Emphasizing close relations with the mainland, Ma celebrated the victory as a victory for the people of Taiwan. The DPP, with charismatic (and "native Taiwanese") Tsai, gave stoic (and "外省人") Ma a much bigger challenge this time (characterization by my deep-green family-in-laws), losing to Ma … [Read more...] about Ma Ying Jiu Wins Taiwan Election