Sino-Japanese Relations: The Sun Sets on a Bad Year

The end of the calendar year brings closure, of a sort, to the news cycle.  The (disorderly and American-style) marketing of mayhem and chaos awaits a new year. To remark, then, on a few tropes of Sino-Japanese Relations at the final aperture of 2010. The Japanese press, frustrated by Japan’s inadaquate response to the Diaoyutai/Sengaku Islands episode this past September, and aware that the Chinese … Continue reading Sino-Japanese Relations: The Sun Sets on a Bad Year

Portland-Tibet Update

On March 11, the English-language China Daily contained an editorial upbraiding the city of Portland for its “Tibet Awareness Day.”  Suffice it to say that while China Daily has recently had a makeover, the publication’s content remains as stodgy  as ever: Portland politicians were “celebrat[ing] a handful of fanatics trumpeting Tibet independence while turning a blind eye to either history or the status quo of … Continue reading Portland-Tibet Update