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Tuesday linkage


Fergus Hanson


22 June 2010 13:38

  • The Lowy Institute has been following the expansion of China's aid program in the Pacific for some time, while the Economist asked back in 2003 whether China needed any more aid when it was launching men into space. Now the UK has said it can't justify aid to either China or Russia.
  • The latest NYT/CBS poll found most Americans 'expect alternative forms to replace oil as a major source within 25 years. Yet a majority are unwilling to pay higher gasoline prices to help develop new fuel sources.' It's a finding similar to that in the 2008 and 2010 Lowy polls: a lot of people want action on climate change but are not prepared to pay much to make it happen.
  • General Stanley McChrystal goes out on a limb in an interview with Rolling Stone. Passport asks if he can survive.
  • Gordon Chang partly agrees with Mark Thirlwell's reading of China's latest movements on its currency peg. As Mark foreshadowed it now looks like it won't be front and centre on the G20 agenda.