Day: May 16, 2011

Henry Kissinger “On China,” and at the Opera

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American Foreign Policy / Beijing / Chinese communist party / Cultural Politics / history and memory / U.S.-China Relations

The ever-prolix Henry Kissinger has a new book on U.S.-China relations forthcoming, entitled On China.  Advance copies reviewed here by the New York Times; Kissinger is interviewed by NPR here. Since copies of the text will not be available to we mortals on the Northwest for another week or more — even those of us with Japan connections in the form of a Kinokuniya Bookstore — it might be useful to review for a moment […]

North Korean Abductions in China? A Source Review

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Manchuria / North Korea / North Korean border region / Sino-North Korean relations / Yanbian

Thanks to the publication of an extensive report from the Committee on North Korean Human Rights on the subject of North Korean abductions, there is an excellent conversation going on at the indespensible blog for North Korean-China issues, One Free Korea, regarding the nature and the veracity of allegations that China allows North Korean agents into the PRC to hunt down and abduct people who are judged to be enemies of the DPRK. The committee’s […]

Trashing Diplomatic Etiquette, or Just Empty Cannon Shots? Huanqiu Shibao Weighs in on Clinton’s ‘Fool’s Errand’ Comment

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American Foreign Policy / China / Cultural Politics / Huanqiu Shibao / U.S.-China Relations / 新闻自由

There has been an immense amount of action which has occurred in the U.S.-China relation in the past week, actions about which, being on several “fool’s errands” of my own, I nevertheless hope to comment upon. At the end of a week of bilateral meetings in Washington, rather than grand strategic debates, we seem to have in hand the following tempest-in-a-teapot: U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, in an interview with the Atlantic Monthly about […]