Month: September 2009

  • Language skills lacking in the U.S. foreign service?

    Josh Rogin at Foreign Policy reports that government auditors found language skills among foreign service officers to be far more rare than they would hope. On China, he quotes from the unreleased Government Accountability Office report: In China, officials told us that the officers in China with insufficient language skills get only half the story…

  • Two things China and the U.S. can celebrate

    Economic prosperity and basketball. Those are two things neither the United States nor China could seem to live without these days. This by way of mentioning the White House Flickr feed, which is pretty cool. Here, “Chinese Vice Premier Wang Qishan, center, holds the autographed basketball given to him by President Barack Obama following their…

  • links for 2009-09-15

    国学网站-原典宝库-周礼 (tags: architecture kaogongji zhouli chinese)

  • links for 2009-09-14

    iplusicentre | Information + Innovation Policy Research Centre At the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore (tags: informationgovernment egovernment internet-politics singapore) (tags: harvard innovation government governance) China Planning Network (CPN)

  • links for 2009-09-13

    U.S. Adds Punitive Tariffs on Chinese Tires – (tags: tariff trade china-us barackobama) Hacking The Regime | The New Republic (tags: technology censorship china iran)