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Monday linkage


Sam Roggeveen


6 September 2010 16:34

  • Indonesia: first, a deal with Korea to build fighter aircraft; now they want to make submarines'
  • The South Korean Government announces a major expansion of its high-speed rail network.
  • Also from the South Korean media, China has given Pyongyang a stern message: reform and open up the economy.
  • Marines: Japan is converting an infantry regiment into an amphibious unit.
  • A dramatic upsurge in Thai military spending.
  • The Economist wants the US Government to spend more on infrastructure, and to make energy-efficient lighting compulsory. Is this still The Economist'
  • Maybe it is: The Economist leader this week offers the new Australian government (TBA) some advice and its hundreds of thousands of readers a picture of democracy Down Under:

Australia’s plan to build a Chinese-style firewall in an effort to block child pornography and bomb-making instructions, for instance, is daft and should be scrapped.