Month: February 2012

  • Also meet China's next no. 2 leader, Li Keqiang

    Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping continues his trip to the United States ahead of his expected rise to the top leadership position after November’s party congress. Meanwhile, NPR’s Louisa Lim has a great radio story on the man expected to be the next vice president premier, Li Keqiang. Li, who is currently vice premier, comes across […]

  • Xi Jinping in Washington: A roundup/liveblog

    This post will be was continually updated today as I find found good or interesting material on Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping’s visit to the White House, the State Department, and the Pentagon. 4:00 p.m. Last update today. Off to CFR and then offline for the evening. The White House has posted a transcript of […]

  • Xi Jinping thumbs nose at US anti-China populism

    In written answers to questions from the Washington Post editorial board, Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping, who is expected to take power as Chairman of the Chinese Communist Party in November, implies that anti-China economic rhetoric is based in ignorance. As economic globalization gathers momentum, China and the United States have become highly interdependent economically. Such […]

  • Fallows lauds Obama's China work. How to measure success?

    James Fallows has published the capstone to his blog’s meditation on whether U.S. President Barack Obama is a chess master or a pawn—a long-game strategist with high tolerance for disappointment along the way, or a hapless newb whose ability to inspire was never matched by political mettle. Despite Fallows’ continued exhortations to subscribe, I encourage […]

  • Ignorant campaign ad confuses Traditional and Simplified Chinese

    Several people have noted the ignorant, ham-fisted, and in my opinion clearly racist campaign ad run during the Super Bowl and onward in Michigan. I have a brief addition to the problems people have already noted—including the idea of an East Asian-looking female with perfect American English pronunciation but artificially stunted grammar as symbol of […]