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Monday linkage


Sam Roggeveen


16 November 2009 11:46

  • TIME questions Obama's claim to be 'the first Pacific president' by pointing out that Reagan and Nixon both hailed from California. A related thought: I once heard it said that anti-China sentiment in America disspates as you travel from the east coast to the west.
  • In case you missed it, a Chinese foreign ministry official last week made a rather unfortunate comparison involving Obama, Tibet and the American civil war.
  • Jotman does the trigonometry on the depth of Obama's bow to Japan's emperor, comparing it to the bow given by the Japanese PM.
  • India opening a military base on the Maldives.
  • Radical new laws to cut congestion and emissions on Dutch roads: drivers will be taxed according to how much they drive.
  • Inside Indonesia looks at the lives of Jakarta's heroin users.
  • 'The best way to help people feel secure is by acting secure around them. Instead of reacting to terrorism with fear, we -- and our leaders -- need to react with indomitability.'
  • Only 41% of Brits regard anthropogenic climate change as a scientific fact.