Is Hong Kong Becoming A “Real Headache” for Beijing?
Like Beijing, Hong Kong faces a “leadership transition” this year. In the 15 years since control of the island passed from Great Britain to China, successive rulers have been chosen by a committee of officials–and while large for a committee (1,200 people), this body is only a fraction of Hong Kong’s 7.1 million inhabitants, who have no voice in their government. But that may be | Read More »
Mitt Romney: enabling the PRC’s foreign adventurism?
There’s a lot to talk about with regard to last night’s debate, but I want to drill down on this unforced error made by Team Romney. It’s… subtle, but it’s going to hurt Mitt in unexpected ways. Via the CNN debate transcript (via Ben Domenech’s Transom) comes this fascinating discussion of alternative methods of funding humanitarian aid: COOPER: Governor Romney, should foreign aid be eliminated? | Read More »
People’s Republic of China Mocks the President (and Us)
[I've been sitting on this all day, hoping for a perfectly logical explanation. Alas, no dice.] The PRC had one of their pet pianists play an anti-American, Korean War-inspired ditty (did you know that we’re jackals? Did you also know that Marxists are incompetent buffoons who can’t feed themselves, or the countries that they manage to control?) at the White House without the administration twigging | Read More »
Carole Shea-Porter… BROUGHT DOWN BY THE PRC?
That’s the implication, at least: Ms. Shea-Porter is going around telling people that the reason that she lost was because of all that dirty, dirty (and apparently foreign) special interest money. The quote: “They’re in the halls of Congress everywhere, and it means, for example, that you sit on a committee and you say something about concern about Chinese influence or something, you don’t even | Read More »