24 Recent Sino-Tweets

  1. The footage has been refound of Clinton receiving the sacred anti-Japanese War photo from State Counsellor Liu; it resides as a beautiful moment at 20′ of this US-China conference on cultural exchanges http://www.state.gov/secretary/rm/2011/04/160631.htm
  2.   China is reported to be developing a hotline between the PLA and the South Korean defense chief: surely this drives North Korea nuts.  But what exactly do we know about frequently-quoted PLA head Liang Guanglie’s attitude toward North Korean defense? Normally this is the kind of thing reported on by Chris Buckley at Reuters. http://english.chosun.com/site/data/html_dir/2011/05/09/2011050901009.html
  3. Retweet of jordanpouille La Chine change… En 2000, les chinois ouvraient un Starbucks ds la Cité Interdite. En 2011, on y ouvre un club de milliardaires.
  4. She isn’t as prominent as Gary Locke or Jon Huntsman, but the US ambassador in Seoul is clearly doing a great job http://english.chosun.com/site/data/html_dir/2011/05/11/2011051100662.html
  5.   Huanqiu Shibao, showing yet again the North Korea doesn’t get complete kid gloves in the Chinese media, covers a Chosun Ilbo expose on North Korean hacking http://english.chosun.com/site/data/html_dir/2011/05/11/2011051100887.html
  6.   A return to public shame for prostitutes: 49 sex workers are censured nearby the Shanghai Expo (Huanqiu Shibao photo gallery) http://society.huanqiu.com/photos/2011-05/1685332_3.html
  7.   Interested in the history of bound feet?  Huanqiu Shibao puts up a photo gallery remembering the bad old days of Three Inch Golden Lillies (“三寸金莲”) http://history.huanqiu.com/photo/2011-03/1589098.htm
Today at least, CCP tacks back toward Hu Yaobang’s Tibet strategy: funding cultural research. http://china.globaltimes.cn/society/2011-05/655351.html
Is it just a coincidence that Ai Weiwei’s wife is given access to the artist just two days before the beginning of a major Sino-German forum? http://www.globaltimes.cn/www/english/features/2011-05/643177.html
Some informed speculation about Kim Jong Eun’s aborted (or is it just delayed) trip to China
U.S. Representative Roscoe Bartlett’s masterpiece, years in the making on China and Peak Oil.   http://tinyurl.com/6964oz3
Roscoe Bartlett describes China’s “post-oil” future http://bartlett.house.gov/News/DocumentSingle.aspx?DocumentID=67739
The CCP may have taken Ai Weiwei, but the Huanqiu Shibao photopage still covers quirky Taiwan artistshttp://photo.huanqiu.com/exclusive/2011-05/1678910_7.html
Chinese scholar: it’s “freakish (匪夷所思/feiyisuosi)” that Kim Jong Il didn’t meet Carterhttp://opinion.huanqiu.com/roll/2011-05/1681164.html
Is China saying anything overtly meaningful or substantively different about Pakistan in wake of imbroglio w/ US? The U.S. Navy is already rather spooked about China building naval facilities in Pakistani port.
The Dalai Lama, in Long Beach, appears to support the US raid into Pakistanhttp://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-0504-dalai-lama-20110504,0,7229481.story
  17. Does any analysis exist on the impact of growing European right-wing political mvts. on EU-China relations? Or is there no link at all?  If France has a right-wing president, doesn’t that concern the CCP in the least?
@TomLasseter, McClatchy Bureau Chief in Beijing, releases a great interview he did  with Ai Weiwei http://tinyurl.com/3jbkuxj “Transparency itself is the message”
For Francophones: Le Monde reports from Turpan, Xinjiang (Harold Thibaut voiceover) http://tinyurl.com/3nun7ks
  20. Sec. Clinton’s harshest remarks toward China in a week of largely positive overtures http://tinyurl.com/3ocezkv via The Atlantic
Mainland-Taiwan warming exemplified here: 100-member delegation from Peking U. to Taiwan. North Korea, please take note!
  22. Peking University President in Taiwan, feted by a vase-wielding Lian Zhan http://english.pku.edu.cn/News_Events/News/Focus/8243.htm
  23.  Obscure but possibly interesting: Documenting the French fete in Pekin in 1981 for Mitterand’s socialist victoryhttp://tinyurl.com/43hwshl
Chinese tourists easily #1 in France last year; spent 650 million Euros, triple that of #2 (Russians)http://tinyurl.com/3g8mesv  It seems that Chinese tourists like to shop in France, in part, to avoid purchasing fake Louis Vuitton purses.

The above “Tweets” are taken, mostly unmodified, from my microblog: www.twitter.com/adamcathcart.  

KMT (Kuomintang) Chairman Lien Chan accepts a nice gift from President of Peking University at a party celebrating the biggest Beida delegation ever to visit Taiwan

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