November 10, 2010 | US/China

The US has been goading China in various non-economic ways: sending aircraft carriers into seas close to China and far from the US; backing Japan over island sovereignty disputes; proposing to “moderate” other bilateral disputes in China’s, not the US’s, backyard.

According to a Russian scholar, the uninhabited, but seabed-rich, islands were indeed recognised as [...]


November 10, 2010 | Dreadful Solution?

The American economy picked up after 1938 when there was a war, and massive “deficit spending”. But thank you, that’s hardly the cure we want, though with sabre-rattling against Iran and naval posturing in the Far East is what we might easily get.

If the United States want a fruitful discussion with China on the subject [...]