The "Third China" in the 21st Century

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Chinese citizen guilty of attempt to smuggle military microchips worth $620,000

March 28, 2011
Seattle Times

A Chinese resident of Washington state pled guilty in federal court to charges he attempted to ship 300 Xilinx radiation-hardened programmable semiconductor devices to an unnamed Chinese purchaser. In return for his guilty plea, Yang will remain free on his own recognizance until his sentencing June 30.  Possible flight risk, eh?


“Woodinville man pleads guilty to attempted sale of banned technology to China,” (Seattle Times) March 26 at


Chinese Yuan among Asia’s least-appreciating currencies

March 28, 2011
Financial Times


Chinese Yuan among Asia’s least-appreciating currencies: Although China’s renminbi has appreciated 4.3 percent in the last year, it was among the five least-performing currencies in Asia, and the only currency in Asia to appreciate less than half its GDP growth. “Renminbi: ‘Redback’ puts the brakes on,” (Financial Times) March 28, at 


Fake Zippos from China plague Pennsylvania Firm

March 28, 2011


Zippo Lighters last a lifetime and have a lifetime guarantee, so it’s not surprising that Zippo repairs 100,000 ancient lighters a year. But China makes 12 million fake “Rippos” a year, most bearing counterfeit Zippo trademarks, which find their ways to Zippo’s repair shops.  This front page "A-head" in the WSJ is a parable about the metastization of China's galactic counterfeit industry across the global economy.



Nearly a fifth of all foreign students in U.S. are from China

March 27, 2011
Chicago Sun Times


Of the 691,000 foreign students who enrolled in American universities in the 2009-2010 academic year, nearly 128,000 — or 18 percent — were Chinese. “Chinese students enrolling in U.S. colleges in record numbers” (Chicago Sun Times) March 27,


Chinese trade influence in Latin America worries U.S.

March 27, 2011
Financial Times


A Financial Times analysis sees renewed U.S. interest in Latin America, from President Obama’s visit to the urgent push a for free trade pacts with Colombia and Panama, as driven by China’s ever-growing presencein the region. China is now Columbia’s number two trading partner, and Brazil is alarmed that China’s cheap currency and low wages have hollowed out their manufacturing sector. (Financial Times) March 27, at 



James R. Lilley: Remembering a great China hand

November 12, 2010
Taipei Times


By John J. Tkacik

China tests U.S.-Japan alliance; Asian behemoth flexes its muscles in Japanese waters

October 6, 2010
The Washington Time p B-4

By John J. Tkacik Jr.

In a surprisingly uncharacteristic show of diplomatic backbone last month, the Obama administration sent an unwelcome message to Beijing: America will stand with Japan against China's unwarranted territorial claims on Okinawa's waters. The crisis began on Sept. 7, when Japan's coast guard arrested a Chinese fishing-boat captain who had deliberately rammed one of its vessels inside Japan's territorial waters in the Senkaku Islands, part of the Okinawa chain.

Tkacik says Taiwan to lose comparative advantage if it signs ECFA

April 30, 2010
Liberty Times - Taiwan

Tkacik says Taiwan to lose comparative advantage if it signs ECFA

譚慎格:簽ECFA 台灣將失原有優勢


台若被併吞 不符美利益



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