In keeping with our interest in Tibetan issues on this blog, I am glad to bring you another guest post by Kristiana Henderson of Pacific Lutheran University. Here’s some more Tsampa for thought, especially since there’s even more to this story than meets the eye. Which story? As Xinhua put it on March 28: Tibet has released the “Opinions on Accelerating Tibet’s Water Infrastructure … Continue reading “Tibehtalaš” and Harnessing the Flood-Gates of Ethno-Nationalism: Hydroelectric versus Indigenous Power.
It seems that Huanqiu Shibao’s headlines are increasingly drawing upon the angst and ardor of the “netizens,” or wang min / 网民 of China. Such as the top headline for the day, 环球网友正签名谴责美国对台军售, or “Huanqiu Netizens Sign a Petition Telling America to Cease Military Aid to Taiwan,” which drags one to a big new page indicating that Google was just kid stuff. Now we seem … Continue reading 网民网民网民：Netizen Niblets from Huanqiu
There is a slightly breathless and overly-generalized, yet consequently readable, post at China Matters regarding Sino-Indian competition in the northeast Indian border regions. Or perhaps you prefer rather stunning footage of a Maoist demonstration in the Nepali capitol: On June 25, 2009, Qin Gang had this reassurance: Q: Are you expecting the newly-elected Nepalese Prime Minister to visit China in the weeks to come? A: … Continue reading India-Nepal-China
In addition to the change of tone on North Korea, one of the more interesting trends in recent years in Chinese foreign policy has been the increasingly strident tone against India. What does this have to do with Obama’s trip to Beijing? Quite a bit, argues an Indian scholar in the Huanqiu Shibao. In the meantime, Chinese are getting nervous about an Indian-Japanese alignment to … Continue reading Himalayan Shadows