Chinese tourists are making their mark on the global tourism industry—literally. The picture above is a relief etched 3,500 years ago in Egypt’s Luxor Temple in Egypt. More recently, someone added the characters “Ding Jinhao was here,” as documented by an ashamed Chinese traveler who posted his photo to Sina Weibo (registration required). [...]
Beijing’s moves along the disputed border are aimed at achieving India’s strategic encirclement
… This time around, the Chinese forces are unlikely to withdraw because as a risen power, the occupation is a well-crafted act of an unfolding grand strategy.
According to the Chinese, they are technically correct in insisting that the present occupation does [...]
The last few months have made crystal clear what was increasingly evident anyway: that every category of primary risk to American security is growing.
In January, a Chinese vessel locked a radar fix on a Japanese ship. That’s equivalent to a sniper fixing a laser sight on the forehead of a prospective target. It was [...]
Americans wondering why North Korea has gotten away with building A-bombs and ballistic missiles—like the one it successfully tested Tuesday—need only consider Jeff Immelt. The day before the missile launch, the CEO of General Electric and friend of President Obama endorsed China’s economic model and said “state-run communism may not be your cup of tea, [...]
A singularity is a point where your model or formula blows up. Like a division by zero for example. This is sort of a hint that economically the West is on the path to blow up.
As societies move through time, behavior builds upon itself. In particular, it is the bad behavior that automatically builds [...]
Japan’s arrogance and provocation regarding the Diaoyu Islands is in line with its complex formed over one century ago, when it proclaimed superiority over China and Asia.
The two countries became rivals over the last 500 years, with Japan catching up with and defeating China in the late 19th century. Even its defeat in World [...]
China’s consistent support of North Korea enables the Pyonyang regime to flout international law, the panelists said, adding that Beijing views its support as a way to balance a region that Beijing sees as increasingly hostile.
South Korea’s efforts to increase coordination with the United States and Japan as a concerted effort to counter North [...]
Read this very interesting story about the lies that drove the housing bubble. Of course the borrowers lied, but the lenders didn’t really care. They were just going to bundle the loans and pass them off to unsuspecting investors. There was money to be made. Investigating lies would only slow things down.
On the lender [...]
The United States believes a Chinese firm sold North Korea components for a missile transporter showcased in a recent military parade and will press Beijing to tighten enforcement of a U.N. ban on such military sales, a U.S. official said on Saturday.
The Obama administration suspects the Chinese manufacturer sold the chassis – not the [...]
At last, an explanation for Wall Street’s disgrace, Bernard Madoff’s Ponzi scheme and other high-society crimes and misdemeanors: A new study published in the Proceedings of that National Academy of Sciences found that wealthier people were more apt to behave unethically than those who had less money.
Scientists at the University of California at Berkeley [...]