More On China and Values (Or Lack of Them)

An interesting post in The Diplomat today (12 May 2014). That’s not uncommon, btw. The title of the post resonates with something I’ve been thinking about: “Africa and China’s Values Deficit“. The post is a loose review of a new book, China’s Second Continent¬†(I haven’t read it) by Howard French which describes China’s recent investment […]

China: “Norwegians Behave Badly”

Ever since the Norwegian Nobel Committee awarded the 2010 Peace Prize to¬†Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo, compounding the grievous insult of the Dali Lama receiving the prize in 1989, China has kept Norway, both government representatives and private citizens, at arms length. China’s imports of Norwegian salmon, once constituting 90% of their salmon imports, fell to […]