Chinese space weapons

Meanwhile, in Foreign Affairs two writers weigh up the recent Chinese anti-satellite missile test. Bates Gill holds the Freeman Chair in China Studies at the Center for Strategic and International Studies and is the author of Rising Star: China’s New Security Diplomacy. Martin Kleiber is a Research Assistant at CSIS. Curiously and worryingly, they argue … Continue reading “Chinese space weapons”

Deepthroat in Ireland

Back in October, someone calling themselves Deepthroat posted on the property forum thepropertypin.com. Some called him (or her) a crank, but others had their curiosity piqued. I for one welcome our own deepthroat, but wonder if the language could be a little more transparent. The earlier posts in October seem to indicate the Fitzpatrick debacle … Continue reading “Deepthroat in Ireland”

China surprise

What we can probably expect from China in the near future is specific demonstrations of strength—like its successful forcing down of a U.S. Navy EP-3E surveillance plane in the spring of 2001. Such tactics may represent the trend of twenty-first-century warfare better than anything now happening in Iraq—and China will have no shortage of opportunities … Continue reading “China surprise”

China Restores Google.com

It appears China have lifted a recent ban on Google, but will Google stay in China? China has lifted its online blockade of Google.com after a two-week crackdown that had prevented direct access to the site and temporarily thwarted popular workarounds, a media watchdog group reported Friday. The Paris-based journalism advocacy group Reporters Without Borders, … Continue reading “China Restores Google.com”