Chess Match: North Korean Endgame in Toronto

Today in one of Germany’s leading newspapers, the Suddeutsche Zeiting, underneath coverage of the G-20 meeting in Toronto (with optimistic headlines like “In the Canadian wilderness, Merkel and Obama demonstrate a harmony which in reality does not exist”) is a rather interesting story about North Korea: Christian Wernicke, “Dreimal Schach gegen Pjoengjang: Die Vereinigten Staaten bereiten sich auf ein Ende des Regimes in Nordkorea vor … Continue reading Chess Match: North Korean Endgame in Toronto

Devils, Ministers, and Miniskirts: Japan and its Foreign Minister in the Chinese Media, Sept/Oct 2009

It appears that the Chinese government is eager to move forward into a somewhat mutually supportive relationship with the Democratic Party of Japan and the new Hatoyama government in Tokyo.  And therefore, along with the CCP’s desire to project a proud and confident ethos among the masses in the leadup to the big “patrio-gasm” of October 1, negative coverage of Japanese right wing or strange … Continue reading Devils, Ministers, and Miniskirts: Japan and its Foreign Minister in the Chinese Media, Sept/Oct 2009