October 24, 2012

Will China Adopt 'Singapore Model'?

Jonathan Manthorpe, Vancouver Sun

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Next president Xi Jinping is championing system that has veneer of democracy, but doesn't tolerate political dissent.

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October 21, 2012
The Creation Myth of Xi Jinping
John Garnaut, Foreign Policy
If every modern president needs a creation myth, then Xi Jinping's begins on the dusty loess plateau of northwest China. It was here that Xi spent seven formative years, working among the peasants and living in a lice-infested... more ››
October 11, 2012
China Bashing: A U.S. Political Tradition
Ted Galen Carpenter, Reuters
In every U.S. presidential election, the major party candidates vie to see who can appear tougher on China. Once the election is over, however, the substance of U.S. policy toward China usually changes little and is far more... more ››
October 11, 2012
Trading with the Dragon
Clyde V. Prestowitz
The bottom line is that to avoid both trade war and war war it will not be possible to keep pretending that countries don't compete or that free trade leads automatically to democracy and peace or that companies (especially those... more ››
October 11, 2012
U.S. vs. China Undersea
David Axe, Flashpoints
The superiority of US subs could severely limit the potential of China's own undersea fleet in a prolonged conflict, even degrading its coastal defence capability. Cote described US boats taking up positions outside Chinese... more ››