Trashing Diplomatic Etiquette, or Just Empty Cannon Shots? Huanqiu Shibao Weighs in on Clinton’s ‘Fool’s Errand’ Comment

There has been an immense amount of action which has occurred in the U.S.-China relation in the past week, actions about which, being on several “fool’s errands” of my own, I nevertheless hope to comment upon. At the end of a week of bilateral meetings in Washington, rather than grand strategic debates, we seem to have in hand the following tempest-in-a-teapot: U.S. Secretary of State … Continue reading Trashing Diplomatic Etiquette, or Just Empty Cannon Shots? Huanqiu Shibao Weighs in on Clinton’s ‘Fool’s Errand’ Comment

Clinton on North Korea

Meanwhile, Huanqiu Shibao puts out a long article headlining that US-South Korea joint exercises are “the largest since 1976” and that “statements by both U.S. and North Korea grow increasingly fierce” [美韩34年来最大规模军演今开幕 美朝互递狠话], and another hotly commented editorial telling the U.S. to keep its nose out of the South China Sea disputes. Continue reading Clinton on North Korea

Uh-Oh: Implications of US-India United Front on Cyberdefense Raise Hackles in PRC

Chinese media seem to be biding their time on responding to Hillary Clinton’s internet-freedom speech in favor of focusing on the US Secretary of Defense today, Robert Gates, who is in India to promote military and cyber-security linkages with that rival to Beijing. Accordingly, this Huanqiu article seems poised to become a dirge-theme, a drum-beat of sorts, mingling Chinese apprehension toward India, mistrust of the … Continue reading Uh-Oh: Implications of US-India United Front on Cyberdefense Raise Hackles in PRC