Sunday 22 Jul 2018 | 12:41 | SYDNEY
Sunday 22 Jul 2018 | 12:41 | SYDNEY

Tuesday linkage


Sam Roggeveen


3 August 2010 08:59

  • Chinese entrepreneurs are making it in Africa. (Thanks to Clinton for the link.)
  • One for your blog bookmarks: 4G WAR, which describes itself as being 'at the intersection of national security, counter insurgency, civil action and homeland security.'
  • Stephen Walt says that, when it comes to foreign policy, the Obama Administration is 0 for 4.
  • Also in FP, James Traub makes the case for giving UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon the boot. (Thanks to Michael for the link.)
  • Following up Fiona Cunningham's reference to Burma's N ambitions, it's worth noting this cautious US State Department assessment from last month.
  • In the hyper-competitive international airline industry, Emirates has an advantage: a home tax rate of 0%.
  • New OECD figures show that the Chinese are happy with the direction their country is taking, yet millions of them want to leave. (Thanks to Malcolm for the link.)
  • File under 'HOLY S**T!':

Workers began to lay tracks for a high-speed railway connecting Beijing and Shanghai on Monday, according to China's Ministry of Railways (MOR)...MOR said the laying of 1,318-km of railway track would be finished by the end of the year.