U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton arrived in Beijing from South Korea yesterday to begin a three day meeting with China. Not only is this Hillary Clinton’s first visit to China as secretary of state, it also marks the beginning of the Obama administration's skillful running-in with China. This will be of utmost [Read more]
How much can Obama do in his first 100 days in the face of numerous unspoken rules in Washington?
On January 27, as Robert Gates, the Secretary of Defense, was giving his testimony at the Senate, he confirmed the information released by the spokesman of the White House a day earlier. That is, the President-appointed expert group led by Gates is dwelling on plans to actualize Obama’s promise from his inaugural [Read more]
With the global economy in its most dangerous circumstances since the 1930s, rising Sino-American tensions is the last thing anyone needs.
As the military action in Gaza escalates, Obama continues to keep his “deafening silence” (Guardian, 4 January 2009). This oblivion, when juxtaposed with the loud and clear statements he made on the Mumbai terrorist attacks, rendered his explanation of he “would not intervene in the delicate negotiations carried [Read more]
The infamous Watergate scandal shocked the world and the American political scene off their chairs in the 1970s. The scandal led to the early resignation of Richard Nixon, the Republican president then in his second term, under the threat of impeachment.
In fact, Nixon had never been popular among Americans. It was [Read more]
American automotive companies do not have a leg to stand on and they should be abandoned to bankruptcy... How did the American automotive kingdom end up in this sorry state?
Who says Americans cannot live prudently? As the turbulence of the economic crisis spreads from Wall Street, many Americans have learned to tighten their belts overnight.
President-elect Barack Obama has no choice but to return to Keynesian economics. It is not because President Bush has mobilized the whole government and spent lots of cash to rescue difficult financial and insurance sectors, but because only the government can solve current economic problems.
If Obama must spend $1 [Read more]
We should let Americans get to know China better. We could sponsor columns on China in the mainstream newspapers... Only through better understanding could such disputes be minimized.