Transpacifica is primarily written by Graham Webster, a fellow researching U.S.–China Relations at the Yale Law School China Center. Here, since 2006, I write about East Asian politics mostly in China and Japan, the Internet and society, the environment, and contemporary art. Unavoidably, I sometimes veer off topic—even with a topic as large as the Pacific.
I speak only for myself and do not represent any of these things I'm affiliated with:
• Fellow on U.S.–China Relations, The China Center, Yale Law School
• Adjunct Instructor, Center for Global Affairs, New York University
• Contributor, 八八吧 :: 88 Bar
- Review: ‘How New and Assertive is China’s New Assertiveness’ by Alastair Iain Johnston, Spring 2013
- Updated: Did the Chinese government really call Diaoyu/Senkaku a ‘core interest’?
- Is the China-Japan confrontation Xi’s inside political play, or part of a broader move?
- Why one might think the US government sees China as threat no. 1
- Fighting ‘the myth of unitary control’ in China cybersecurity politics
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Tag Archives: Environment
It just so happens that today is not one of the more beautiful days in Beijing. After a week of generally glorious fall weather, with exceedingly clear air (except once or twice), the national holiday is over and whatever process … Continue reading
First, of course, happy new year to all those greeting the year of the dragon this week. I, for one, am suitably stuffed. Second, via Angel Hsu, this image depicting what is most likely a huge cloud of noxious firecracker … Continue reading
This evening I went to an event discussing human rights and the environment in China.* The big draw was Ma Jun, one of the most recognized names in Chinese environmental protection and the director of the Institute for Public & … Continue reading
A remarkable photograph published by NASA shows, as Angel Hsu notes, the pollution in the air during the climate talks in Tianjin earlier this month. The high-resolution image is striking, and will live on the desktop of my external monitor … Continue reading
A few notes of follow-up on my first experiment in translation: the People’s Daily Online interview looking at the prospects for an environmental tax being included in the next Chinese 5-year plan. My friend and former classmate Ella Chou offered … Continue reading
[This is a bit of an experiment. I'm laying bare a bit my mediocre Chinese translation skills, but thought I'd provide a translation of an interesting interview. I hope to continue doing this sort of thing and to sharpen my … Continue reading
If a product is consumed in one country, and it is manufactured in another, which country is responsible for the carbon emissions from manufacture? And if one country outsources manufacturing to a country with more lax environmental regulation, who’s responsible … Continue reading