More on East Asian Islet Jitters

Well I couldn’t resist (ineptly) posting that photo of the reef-rock that China and the Philippines both claim, but doing so perhaps made the topic seem more humorous than it really is. Bottom line 1: you gotta watch China on every geo-strategic front, and the “spontaneous” . . . . Continue Reading »

Federalist #6 in East Asian Waters

The causes of hostility among nations are innumerable. Alexander Hamilton, Federalist #6 Words to ponder as Chinese protesters , and then Japanese protestors occupy the various rocks that make up the Senkaku Islands. The second of those links is to a Telegraph story that shows why this latest . . . . Continue Reading »

China Pessimism

A Sinophile Brit who made a serious go of integrating himself into Chinese society, it seems mainly for his wife’s and childrens’ sake, decides its past time to get out . Predicts a property bubble burst among other coming calamities. Worth reading in full, in part to be reminded of . . . . Continue Reading »

The Inscrutable Sinologists

China Misperceived: American Illusions and Chinese Reality by steven w. mosher basic books, 260 pages, $19.95 Driven by the Tiananmen massacre of June 4, 1989, foreign perceptions of China are now being reexamined in a manner reminiscent of earlier foreign perceptions of the Soviet Union. In the . . . . Continue Reading »