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
Earlier today, I stumbled upon a curious article in the Washington Post titled "This is why Germany doesn't want China anywhere near Berlin’s holocaust memorial". According to the article, President Xi was (in short) barred from visiting German's Holocaust memorial in Berlin because Germany was worried about embarrassing Japan. Here is a copy of the article in … [Read more...] about What is a Holocaust?
In light of President Xi's latest visit to Russia, it would be appropriate to provide a nuanced perspective to the current state of Sino-Russian relations. It is understandably difficult for the western media to deliver this kind of nuance; this difficulty stems not only from western biases against both Russia and China that obstructs objective analysis, but also the … [Read more...] about A proper perspective on Sino-Russian relations
Having just read an interview (translated by Nordic Institute of Asian Studies) of Xi Jinping when he was still governor of Fujian Province back in 2000, I am struck by the differences between the current Chinese political system versus the American. Think about Obama before becoming president. The largest budget he's ever managed was probably his 2008 election campaign. … [Read more...] about A rare Xi Jinping interview from year 2000 translated
Secretary Hillary Clinton hosted a luncheon at the State Department for the visiting Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping. U.S. Vice President Joe Biden also chimed in as they all affirmed to continue dialog and deal with issues of contention. Overall, I liked the tone they are setting for the on-going conversation between the two nations' leaders. I'd like to point out a … [Read more...] about Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping with Biden and Clinton at State Department