December 25, 2013

The Grinch Who Stole China's Christmas

Adam Minter, Bloomberg

The Associated Press

Who is the Grinch responsible for this diminishment in Chinese holiday cheer? Why, it’s none other than President Xi Jinping, extending his ongoing anti-corruption and anti-extravagance campaigns.

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Meet China's Christmas Elves
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December 22, 2013
Why the World Is Overspending on Holidays
Doug Saunders, Globe & Mail
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December 14, 2013
Well Played China, Well Played
Peter Mattis, The National Interest
On November 23, Beijing announced the East China Sea Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ) would go into effect, requiring all aircraft transiting the demarcated zone to register their flight plan with the Chinese authorities.... more ››
December 15, 2013
Are the Senkakus Worth a War?
Patrick Buchanan, Creators Syndicate
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December 15, 2013
China's Moon Landing a Game Changer
The Observer
The success of China's Chang'e 3 moon mission landing is to be welcomed as a scientific triumph. Placing a package of instruments safely on the lunar surface has been achieved by only two other nations, the US and the former... more ››