Dec 04 — China’s recent declaration of an Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ) in the East China Sea has stimulated much debate and concern and interpretations have varied widely. The Chinese government has asserted that the ADIZ is in accordance with international practice and will contribute to regional peace and air security. But the announcement drew protests from Japan, the United States, S... Read More
Nov 04 — The first day of November is blustery in New England. Standing by a silvery pond smaller than Walden but one that 19th century American writer Henry David Thoreau might admire, I think—as he often did—what Asia contributes to humanity and to our sense of the natural world from which we have evolved. I think also of the Korean film released in 2003, Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter … and Spr... Read More
Sep 24 —YaleGlobal Online: One cannot open a Chinese newspaper these days without seeing a story about corrupt officials being hauled up. Is it then the beginning of a cleansing process as promised by China’s President and Party Secretary General Xi Jinping? It sure is. China’s new leadership is speeding up efforts to crack down on corruption, the most prominent example being the recent life pris... Read More
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