LEXIE TUCKER WRITER – Even as all eyes were on Singapore and the blanket of Sumatran smoke choking the island, mainland China’s State Council was taking steps to help clear that country’s air. According to local media reports, the council approved several specific measures to fight further air pollution, a…Full Article CHINA: Media Helps Spread Environmental Awareness
After weeks of rumors spread by the media about his supposedly deteriorating health, Xi Jinping appeared in public for the first time on September 15th. But since then he has been all over the place. But before that, the new head of China had cancelled a number of meetings with…Full Article CHINA: Media Wondered As ‘Crown Prince’ Wandered
For the past two weeks, Xi Jinping’s disappearance and reappearance in public view have occupied the front pages of newspapers all over the world. When the high-profile meeting between Xi and Hillary Clinton was suddenly cancelled on September 5th, major western media started to mention the unexpected disappearance as if…Full Article CHINA: The Man Who ‘Disappeared’… Re-Appears!
Don’t get me wrong. Abject kowtowing is no way to forge an honest and productive relationship with anyone, including the People’s Republic of China. We have differences with Beijing ― and Beijing with us. Covering them up or ignoring them will allow them to fester. Relatively minor issues can become…Full Article PACIFIC PERSPECTIVES: Keep the Bickering in Private When Nurturing a Serious Relationship