An analysis of the present state of Sino-American relations. Against all the odds, relations are on a high. Recent scandals have been quietly passed over and progress made in economic and defence relations. The reason may be that domestic politics has been given priority.
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A cynical look at the meeting between the Pakistani President and Indian PM in New Delhi and the reaction to it among the easily excitable hacks and experts.
Taking a cynical look at the state of relations between Britain and Russia.
Martin McCauley writes: The armed conflict between Burma’s military (known as the Tatmadaw) and the Kokang militia (known as the Myanmar National Democratic Alliance Army) along the Sino-Burmese border in late August underlined the frayed relations between Myanmar (Burma) and the People’s Republic of China. During the engagement the Kokang militia – linked closely to China – was soundly defeated and lost about 40 men. Tens of thousands of ethnic Chinese refugees then streamed across the border into China. This […]
Gren-Hilda Duval de Villeneuve writes: Today I want to tackle a difficult subject, pride. Pride, in its classical interpretation given by the ancient wise men and prophets, means that someone considers himself to be God, or even above God. That, in turn, leads to all sorts of horrible crimes committed, on the assumption that gods are allowed to do anything. Many people think that pride can be a good thing as well as a bad thing. They often mistake pride […]
Martin McCauley writes: When U.S. President Barack Obama and Chinese President Hu Jintao met for the first time in London on April 1 – during the G20 summit – they announced the setting up of the US-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue. U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Chinese State Councillor Dai Bingguo will chair the ‘Strategic Track’ and Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner and Chinese Vice-Prime Minister Wang Qishan will chair the ‘Economic Track’. The first round of the dialogue […]