"Sinocism is the Presidential Daily Brief for China hands"- Evan Osnos, New Yorker Correspondent and National Book Award Winner
- China testing cyber-attack capabilities, report says – The Washington Post – or a decade or more, Chinese military officials have talked about conducting warfare in cyberspace, but in recent years they have progressed to testing attack capabilities during exercises, according to a congressional report to be released Thursday.
The People’s Liberation Army (PLA) probably would target transportation and logistics networks before an actual conflict to try to delay or disrupt the United States’ ability to fight, according to the report prepared by Northrop Grumman for the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission.
- USCC Report-Chinese Capabilities for Computer Network Operations and CyberEspionage – pdf
- Chinese Communist Party frets over a new threat: A book by an aged communist – The Washington Post –
- Wang Yang wouldn’t admit it, of course, but he may be the future face of China – so much naive horsesh*t in media about him
- 北大教授：群众暴力事件背后往往有剩男的影子 _资讯频道_凤凰网 –
- 贵州省委书记：公款消费不喝茅台喝拉菲更贵_资讯频道_凤凰网 –
- 农业部副部长称过度炒作致癌牛奶：吃几吨吃几年才致癌-《财经网》 –
- New organ donation system to go national|Society|chinadaily.com.cn – China is to extend a pilot program of organ donations after cardiac death to enable more life-saving transplant surgery.
Deputy Minister of Health, Huang Jiefu, a CPPCC member and an Australian-trained liver transplant surgeon, told China Daily that there had been 200 such donations in 16 regions during the two-year trial and the system would go nationwide within the year.
- Carnegie Mellon Performs First Large-Scale Analysis Of “Soft” Censorship of Social Media in China –
- Boeing’s Albaugh on China Orders Outlook – Video – Bloomberg –
- Chinese company demolishes Cambodian forest to build casino: Shanghaiist –
- 刑诉法草案：危害国家安全被拘可不通知家属_新闻_腾讯网 –
- Should Chinese political delegates wear $2,000 suits? | Danwei –
- China asked Korea to refrain from ‘uncivilized’ crackdown on fish pirates – In China, it’s apparently OK to repatriate refugees to North Korea, but cracking down on murderous thugs posing as fishermen is “uncivilized.”
The Dong-A Ilbo reports that Chinese officials recently referred to Korean efforts to crackdown on illegal Chinese fishing as “uncivilized” and asked Korea to refrain from further crackdowns.
Or so said a high-ranking Korean official who recently met with a high-ranking Chinese official to discuss the illegal fishing issue. The Korean said he expressed regret about the use of the term “uncivilized” and asked that it not be used again.
- Chinese Replacing Europeans in New York Trophy-Property Lending: Mortgages – Bloomberg – China’s oldest bank is expanding in New York lending for trophy buildings as Europe’s debt crisis sweeps away the last wave of foreign financiers.
Bank of China Ltd. increased its loans outstanding on U.S. properties fivefold to $2.6 billion since 2008, with most of that growth in New York, according to Trepp LLC, a mortgage data provider.
- 中组部数据显示省部及以上级干部中女性仅占11%_新闻_腾讯网 –
- FBI Launches Unprecedented Attack On NYPD Over Muslim Surveillance Tactics « CBS New York –
- Housekeeping Notes | Sinocism – I am no longer going to commit to providing links to suggested readings everyday. I will continue to post them sporadically, schedule permitting, but the daily commitment is taking too much focus away from more productive efforts.
- Chinese Law Prof Blog: Do China’s death row prisoners have a 94% voluntary organ donation rate? –
- Mahan’s Naval Strategy: China Learned It. Will America Forget It? | World Affairs Journal – Alfred Thayer Mahan offers the intellectual arguments that address what the US stands to lose economically and militarily—and all that China will gain—if there is a profound shift of power in the Western Pacific. Commerce, he believes, plays to the natural advantage of an enterprising people who are largely free to act upon their judgment and enterprising spirit. But commercial advantage and our enterprising spirit relies equally on the ability to keep open the oceanic arteries through which commerce must be able to flow. This equation is set on its head when prosperity becomes an important instrument to justify single-party rule—as in China, where freedoms of commerce are restricted by the state’s pressing requirement, for example, to employ millions; by an understanding of commercial freedom that is wholly separate from political freedom; and by a parallel view of sea power that sees the interruption of commerce as a personal threat to those who rule the state.
Mahan saw correctly that American greatness depends on dominant sea power. He understood the close connection between domestic prosperity and maritime preeminence. The acceptance of his ideas at the beginning of the twentieth century helped immeasurably in encouraging both, the condition of which is the only one in the memory of Americans alive today. But perpetual permanence is indeed the illusion of every age, as the possibility of a much diminished US Navy raised by ongoing budget negotiations should be a reminder.
- Chinese Internet Giant Tencent Eyes Indonesia Market | Tech in Asia –
- 河北书记：三鹿事件已是过去 问题官员复出正常_新闻_腾讯网 –