An outbreak of Korea-related materials have the present author slightly detained at the moment, but one can’t help but notice the sharp deterioration of public rhetoric in the US-China relationship.
Shen Dingli, one of China’s most prominent establishment intellectuals, has a large new editorial in the Global Times (in Chinese) on the Google issue, confronting the freedom of information issue head-on. (Big surprise: national security and sovereignty trump all else, and American imperialism gets a minor bashing.) Although the editorial will probably make it into English (or French, as Shen has published before in Le Monde Diplomatique) at some point, I may get busy on translating it this afternoon. We will see.
And then there is this article, also from Huanqiu Shibao, portending a “new Cold War” in US-China relations, at least as far as some netizens are concerned. Say it ain’t so!
I’m sure the U.S. missions in China are talking about this article already, especially in Shanghai– where they have opportunities to meet with scholars from Fudan.