Author: Asia Media Staff

HONG KONG: ‘US CHINA POLICY – A TALE OF TWO COASTS’

BHAVAN JAIPRAGAS OF THE SOUTH CHNA MORNING POST WRITES – If you find yourself peeved by the hawkish tone of most US commentaries about China’s rise, you should blame East Coast Americans who dominate the conversation about ties between the two major powers . In his new book YO=YO DIPLOMACY, the prominent US columnist Tom Plate (http://www.scmp.com/author/tom-plate) says there is a clear cleavage in the way China watchers in the US West Coast and those on its East Coast think about the threat posed by Beijing (http://www.scmp.com/news/china). On the East Coast, China is viewed with a “gloomy” lens, while...

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KOREA CLASH: TWO VIEWS ON THE DEBATABLE UTILITY OF ORAL BOMBAST DURING A TENSE CRISIS

FROM AMERICA’S PUBLIC BROADCASTING SYSTEM – North Korea has long rallied its people with bombastic threats against the U.S., but lately the evolving war of words has escalated between the two countries. Nick Schifrin speaks with Kathleen Stephens of Stanford University and Balbina Hwang of Georgetown University about President Trump’s rhetoric and its possible real-world effects. Here is the ten-minute PBS presentation on whether President Donald Trump’s war of words with North Korean President Kim John Un is too risky or in fact helpful. Kathleen Stephens, a former distinguished career U.S. diplomat, served as ambassador to the Republic of...

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KOREAN PENINSULA: BEIJING FLOATS A SURPRISE ‘GERMAN’ GAMBIT

FOUNDER TOM PLATE WRITES — How can a fiery logjam be tamed by throwing more logs onto the fire? The Backstory: The Korean mess began brewing long before the current U.S. administration took power. It is true that since January President Donald Trump’s madman/rocket man pugnacity has unnerved just about everyone except North Korea’s Kim Jong Un. But his administration did inherit a backlog of dreary-decades. The inheritance? No U.S. embassy in Pyongyang – and this since the 1953 Korean War ceasefire. No more Six Party Talks, despite the urging of the Chinese, who after all only live next...

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SAN FRANCISCO: A PROUD MOMENT FOR LOYOLA MARYMOUNT UNIVERSITY AND ITS PROF MICHAEL GENOVESE

We’re just bragging of course, but so what? It’s totally justified! Above pix was shot at the 2017 annual national meeting of the American Political science Assn., in San Francisco just recently. The picture shows (left to right) Prof. Nancy Kassop, of the State University of New York, New Paltz (chair of the award selection committee that picked our Prof Genovese as the recipient of its coveted — and rarely given – national Distinguished Teaching Award); an obviously pleased Dean Robbin Crabtree, our Dean of the Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts; awardee Genovese, one of the stars of the...

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U.S. NAVY: LOW POINTS ON THE HIGH SEAS OF THE PACIFIC

TOM PLATE WRITES – It’s so easy to imagine that in some officers’ club, perhaps at Yulin naval headquarters on Hainan Island, where China’s brass (vice admiral, rear, lower-rank whatever) gather and after a few belts of Baijiu recycle submarine stories and second-guess their masters in Beijing – it’s easy to imagine them laughing their heads off. Why? The extremely embarrassing recent stumbles by the US Navy’s Seventh Fleet just have to be the toast of the PLA Navy. Fueling the merriment is that the object of their presumed hoopla – four recent astonishing U.S. Navy mess-ups in the...

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