June 29, 2014

The Closing of the Chinese Mind

James Holmes, The Diplomat

The Associated Press

China’s new ideological control measures are a major strategic blunder.

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June 26, 2014
Thailand's Junta Follows the Chinese Model
Sean Thomas, The Spectator
Arguably, this model was pioneered by the Singaporeans, but the Chinese have shown you can use the same model for a big country. China is, by some estimates, already overtaking America in sheer economic size. Countries around the... more ››
June 26, 2014
The Return of the Sleepwalkers
Dominique Moisi, Project Syndicate
On June 28, 1914, Archduke Franz Ferdinand, the heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne, and his wife, Sophie, Duchess of Hohenberg, were murdered in Sarajevo – triggering a series of bad decisions that culminated in World War I. A... more ››
June 25, 2014
The Waning Beijing Consensus
Joseph Sternberg, Wall Street Journal
In Hong Kong, political leaders are telling businesses to worry about local citizens' demands for greater democracy. In Thailand, in contrast, there are signs that businesses are starting to wish they had democracy back after a... more ››
June 24, 2014
China and the U.S.: Destined to Cooperate?
Andrew Follett, The Diplomat
The 21st century will be defined by the relationship between the American superpower and rising China. A new Cold War would threaten the world order while a mutually beneficial association could bring all prosperity. The latter... more ››
Last week, a 19-year-old girl at a rehab center for teenage internet addicts in Henan province died after being kicked and dropped by her instructors for two hours, part of a disciplinary “training session” for not asking... more ››