DC, via Sydney, Melb, Canberra, Taipei, Tokyo, HK, S'hai, Beijing + London. Author of The Party on mysterious CCP. Forthcoming book in 2017 on China and Japan.
“We have to choose what side we’re on, including us scholars, right?” @ChuBailiang on Xi's academic enablers:
"In the 21st century, defence issues, unlike submarines, cannot be submerged or silenced." @KatherineManst writes in praise of partisanship (or at least debate) in national security policy:
"The angry summer playing out in Australia right now was predictable." The relationship between the bush fires and climate change, laid out in detail:
The Chinese are keeping their sense of humour while bunkered down with the #cornonavirus
"The more pressure Japan had (in the 30s), the more adamant, arrogant and self-assertive we became, because we were too nationalistic and too undemocratic, and that was our destiny. China is following the same path.”
Epic @Reuters report on China's handling of a swine fever epidemic which took a quarter of the world's pigs off the global market:
"One would think the Chinese leadership, which has made a fetish of their 'century of humiliation,' would be wary of deliberately fostering the same resentments in a country that will one day be a formidable competitor."