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An interesting interview with my respected mentor, and former Princeton dissertation committee reader and Naval War College colleague, Dr. Jonathan Pollack. Anyone who knows Jonathan knows that he always forms his own conclusions and clearly says what he thinks, without fear or favor! He was a pleasure to work for, and with, in Newport, and [...]
Hong Kong Protests: Live Blogging & Latest Reports via Wall Street Journal’s China Real Time Report (中国实时报)
Serious multimedia coverage from serious journalists of these important events.
“Hong Kong Democracy Protests: CRT’s Live Blog,” China Real Time Report (中国实时报), Wall Street Journal, 1 October 2014.
Welcome to China Real Time’s live feed of what’s happening as tens of thousands of pro-democracy protesters take to the streets of Hong Kong.
The city-wide protests entered their fourth day [...]
Information on some key actors in the current events: Leung Chun-ying, Andy Tsang, Zhang Xiaoming, Benny Tai, and Joshua Wong.
“Hong Kong Protests: Who’s Who,” China Real Time Report (中国实时报), Wall Street Journal, 30 September 2014.
The main characters in the tussle over Hong Kong democracy:
Hong Kong’s chief executive, 60
Mr. Leung, the son of a policeman, became Hong [...]
Incredible footage! If a picture is worth 1,000 words, this clip is worth at least 10,000…
Nero Chan, “Drone Shows Thousands Filling Hong Kong Streets,” YouTube, 29 September 2014.
Thousands of demonstrators turned out in downtown Hong Kong on September 29 to support a protest over Beijing’s decision to reject calls for open nominations for the election [...]
“Hong Kong Democracy Protests: CRT’s Live Blog,” China Real Time Report (中国实时报), Wall Street Journal, 29 September 2014.
Welcome to China Real Time’s live feed of what’s happening as pro-democracy protests kick off the week in Hong Kong, which was rocked over the weekend by tens of thousands of protesters massing in the streets and volleys of tear gas fired [...]
Thanks to Xiaoyu Pu for leading me to this prescient piece.
David Schlesinger, Mei Fong, and Nicholas Bequelin, “Hong Kong—Now What?” A ChinaFile Conversation, 2 September 2014.
Hong Kong’s tragedy is that its political consciousness began to awaken precisely at the time when its leverage with China was at its lowest ebb.
Where once China needed Hong [...]
On 29 September, Global Times published an article (pasted partially below here, and in full still further below) citing subject matter expert(s) as stating that, should the Hong Kong Police prove unable to control the protests, there would be no legal obstacles to People’s Armed Police crossing the border from the Mainland to stabilize the situation. [...]
Thanks to Xiaoyu Pu for directing me to these sources.
Max Fisher, “Hong Kong’s Unprecedented Protests and Police Crackdown, Explained,” Vox, 28 September 2014.
Protest marches and vigils are fairly common in Hong Kong, but what began on Friday and escalated dramatically on Sunday is unprecedented. Mass acts of civil disobedience were met by a shocking and swift [...]
“Harris tapped to lead PACOM,” Navy Times, 22 September 2014.
Adm. Harry Harris is the president’s pick for the next head of U.S. Pacific Command, according to a Monday release from the Defense Department.
Harris, who commands the Pacific Fleet, has been nominated to relieve current PACOM boss Adm. Samuel Locklear as head of American forces from [...]
Making History in Newport: Head of China’s Navy Admiral Wu Shengli Leads First-Ever Delegation to Naval War College’s International Seapower Symposium
Yao Jianning, ed., “Wu Shengli Flies to US for International Seapower Symposium,” Liberation Army Daily, 16 September 2014.
At the invitation of Jonathan Greenert, chief of the Naval Operations of the U.S., Wu Shengli, member of the China’s Central Military Commission (CMC) and commander of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN), left Beijing on September [...]
Excellent conference report from Lincoln Hines! It was an honor for me to serve as a discussant at the conference, and I can attest that he has summarized the key points well. For anyone who hasn’t yet had a chance to read them, I highly recommend the other conference reports and books in this series.
Be sure to view all the accompanying photos and videos. This is precisely the sort of substantive first-hand reporting that makes following BBC productions so worthwhile!
Rupert Wingfield-Hayes, “China’s Island Factory,” BBC News, 9 September 2014.
New islands are being made in the disputed South China Sea by the might of the Chinese state. But a group [...]