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Friday linkage


Sam Roggeveen


22 October 2010 13:36

  • Japan has announced a substantial  expansion of its submarine fleet.
  • A primer on Myanmar's 7 November elections. Related, regular Interpreter contributor Andrew Selth has a new essay for IISS on Burma's nuclear ambitions.
  • The Prime Minister has announced that she will extend her forthcoming East Asia Summit trip to Vietnam to include bilateral stops in Malaysia and Indonesia.
  • The NY Times profiles Ordos, a sparkling new Chinese city that lacks only people. There could be up to a dozen such empty monuments to the real estate boom around China.
  • Contra Kevin Rudd's predictions about neo-liberalism, Andrew Norton argues that the GFC has led to a crisis in social democracy, as illustrated by the British Government's welfare cutbacks.
  • The Democrat Senate candidate for Delaware talked in a recent debate about a 'steady degradation of our security posture in the Pacific Rim. The Australian navy engaged in joint exercises with the Chinese and specifically excluded us recently. A dramatic shift in
    the Australian policy.' (H/t Catallaxy.)
  • And here's some more China scare-mongering from an American lobby group. Well made ad, though. (H/t Danwei.)