Monday, November 16, 2015

The awakened dragon grows in geopolitical confidence...

I posted this comment on Facebook today (Nov 16):

China watchers should sit up when Fu Ying pens a commentary. She is laying out what a China-centric East Asia should become (and how the US and Japan should act). Pity ST Opinion did not project her piece as its primary commentary in place of Jonathan Eyal's "abuthen" piece on the Paris attacks.

Meanwhile, ex-diplomat and current think-tank head Kishore Mahbubani had written this commentary two days ago:

This was my comment on his piece:

So, which ULTIMATELY prevails...power, institutions, or ideas?

Finally, the meeting in Singapore between Chinese leader Xi Jinping and Taiwanese leader Ma Ying-jeou generated a lot of commentaries. This one is pretty good...

The Xi-Ma Meeting: Why Singapore?

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