Month: September 2010

  • Noted: No mention of China in Obama press conference

    The headlines says it all, and I’m not motivated to speculate on what this means at any length, but I didn’t remember anything on China in the Sept. 10 presser and did a word search on the transcript. Nothing. I wouldn’t draw many conclusions from this, but it shows that the reporters who got to […]

  • More on China's environment tax: a response and a repost

    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 much more context on this discussion than I could have given off the top of […]

  • A Trans-American move for Transpacifica

    Most readers who would find this news important already have heard, but for the under-informed and those who don’t care, I offer an update on moves in my life. In May, I finished my master’s degree in Regional Studies–East Asia at Harvard. This month, after a long summer of travel, freelancing, research, and high-intensity relaxation, […]