Monthly Archives: July 2008

Now I’m Sailing Away

I apologize to all those known and unknown eyeballs. Unfortunaley,  not really but I am off with family to the wilds of Xinjiang, Gansu and Shaanxi. And oh yes off to Hami for the total solar eclipse. And oh yeah, … Continue reading

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Sailing Away

The Hokkaido Summit, as I imagine and sense other G7/8 annual summits – now 34 and counting – have been, was an intensive, word-strewn affair. Take a look at the University of Toronto’s G8 Research Group website. The site is … Continue reading

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Keeping the League Alive

The Russian and Chinese vetoes of the US-sponsored sanctions resolution on Friday July 11th (along with South Africa’s negative vote) has done much to keep the question of a ‘league of democracy’ alive in global governance circles. Thomas Carothers of … Continue reading

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What Kind of Power Will it Want to Be?

In a nutshell one aspect of China’s ‘peaceful rise,’ – or not, can be found through evaluating the type of nationalism the Government and the Party have promoted or channeled. Chen Zhimin is currently Professor and Chair the Department of … Continue reading

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The Oriental Pearl TV Tower

There is no more dramatic symbol of China’s ‘peaceful rise’ than the Oriental Pearl TV Tower in Pudong Park in Lujiazui Shanghai. Standing on Waitan (the Bund), the quay along the Huang Po River that divides Pudong from Puxi, a … Continue reading

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Two to Tango

In a recent blog post, “To Enlarge; or not to Enlarge – That is a Question“, I looked at current G7/8 members, their views of G7/8 enlargement and the Heiligendamm process. The G7/8 discussion begins with two questions: Does the … Continue reading

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