Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Ex-diplomat says Sino-Japanese rift part of US agenda

A former Japanese diplomat has accused the United States of manipulating Japan since the Second World War in order to “eliminate” prime ministers who sought to develop better relations with Beijing.

America embraces English English

Crikey - aided by the telly, fashion and the internet, a flood of Britishisms makes itself heard in the home of the Americanism

Long Reliant on China, Myanmar Now Turns to Japan

Is the PLA's modernisation a sign of power, or a repeat of a tragic mistake?

Ignoring the need for social reform while modernising the military risks repeating the mistakes of the Qing dynasty

Experts call for scrapping of mainland ‘golden weeks’

Holiday chaos leads to appeals for changes to the arrangements for allocating paid leave

Monday, 15 October 2012

Big changes due at the top of the PLA after party congress

With seven of 10 PLA officers on the Central Military Commission too old to go on, big changes are certain after the party congress

Hong Kong's Victor Li, son of "Superman", has hard act to follow

Back in the days before e-mail, Victor Li, the heir to Asia's largest family fortune, used to sleep with a fax machine by his bed, ready for his famously restless father, Li Ka-shing, to send through instructions at any time of night.