Ever since the Amercian press corps wandered into dusty Yanan in the rumpled personage of a 30-year old named Edgar Snow in 1935, it seems that Western views of the Chinese Communist Party, and of China itself, have oscillated greatly. At times, China and the West come into convergence as to how to view politics on the mainland. In the late 1930s, both China and … Continue reading If China Did Something Right, Would Anyone Notice?
The London Times, in reporting prematurely this past March that the North Korean border guards had actually ventured into China to grab Ling and Lee, describes the border as such: The border along the Tumen and Yalu rivers is a frequent crossing point for trade with North Korea and for refugees seeking to escape over the porous frontier. It is also a favourite spot for … Continue reading Laura Ling, Euna Lee, and the Sino-North Korean Border