Month: July 2007

  • links for 2007-07-18

    U.S. ’08 campaign silence belies importance of China – Yahoo! News Food safety fears and broad economic concerns keep China in U.S. headlines, but the epochal rise of America’s greatest potential rival has barely rated a blip so far in the 2008 presidential campaign.

  • links for 2007-07-16

    米国内の反日集団の実態ーー『中国「反日」の虚妄』(文春文庫)古森義久著から:イザ! 花崗齋雜記 Jottings from the Granite Studio: Urban Hiking Beijing: The Forbidden City BBC NEWS | Asia-Pacific | Support for Japan PM ‘at new low’ According to a survey by Jiji Press, Mr Abe’s popularity stands at 25.7%, his worst rating since taking office in September last year. Japan’s Abe offers gift to controversial war…

  • Fun With Fat Stats

    The BBC today ends a story about changes in Chinese efforts to decrease obesity with this useless statement: One-fifth of the world’s overweight and obese people live in China and the numbers are rising dramatically. Why useless? That doesn’t tell us anything about whether China has higher obesity prevalence than anywhere else. And indeed, it…

  • links for 2007-07-13

    China and Japan: Agreeing on History? Interview with Japanese Historian Shinichi Kitaoka – Helen Vatsikopoulos :: China Digital Times (CDT) 中国数字时代 Professor Shinichi Kitaoka from Tokyo University, former deputy Japanese ambassador to the United Nations, heads the Japanese side of the China-Japan Joint History Research Committee.

  • links for 2007-07-08

    Observing Japan: Combating the China threat thesis Japan’s Ministry of Defense has issued its first white paper as the Ministry of Defense, and it seems that this year’s edition is unique in its focus on China as a threat to Japan.