Reviewing ‘Mao: the Unknown Story’. The various errors of the work of Jung Chang & Jon Halliday.
Reviewing Martin Jacques ‘When China Rules The World‘. Why his misreads China’s likely intentions and capabilities. And Jacques’ background in the declining years of pro-Moscow Communism.
Communist China’s survival after the Tiananmen Crackdown. The actual motives, including a program called ‘River Elegy’, which seemed to see Chinese civilisation as a mistake needing redemption by Western values.
The 1989 Tianenmen Crackdown, viewed from 2001.
Communist China’s 1989 Fight for Survival. A review of The Tiananmen Papers in 2001, including mentioning the key role of Wan Li.
The Hainan Island incident of 2001. A US spy aircraft flying just outside China’s borders collided with a Chinese aircraft that was there to challenge it, killing the pilot.
China rejecting the Western political system. A dispute from 2005.