The Editors suggest checking out the following links:
Burma’s foul regime depends on Beijing – Noted pundit Christopher Hitchens adds his own voice to the “boycott Beijing” chorus in Slate magazine over its support for despotic regimes.
Straits Times: China plays surge on talk of Beijing easing fund rules – “Yesterday’s buying sent the PrimePartners China Index, which tracks China companies listed on the Singapore Exchange, up by 6.4 per cent to 280.05 points.”
FT.com / Asia-Pacific / China – 3Com deal faces security scrutiny – US authorities will likely look into Shenzhen-based Huawei Technologies and Bain’s joint bid to take over PDA maker 3Com from a national security perspective. Among other things like Palm devices, 3Com makes anti-hacker technology.
China pleads for calm in Myanmar – Yahoo! News – China issued an evenhanded plea for calm in Myanmar on Thursday after refusing to condemn the military-run government, while Southeast Asian nations expressed “revulsion” at the violent repression of the demonstrations.
Will China Intervene? – TIME – In Myanmar/Burma, that is. TIME doesn’t think so, but a bloody crackdown on the order of 1988 in Yangon/Rangoon (or 1989 in Beijing) would be worrying.
U.S. exposes illicit China steroid sales – International Herald Tribune – The federal authorities in the United States have announced the exposure of a sprawling underground distribution network for steroids, human growth hormone and other illicit bodybuilding drugs supplied by 37 companies in China.
FT.com / Asia-Pacific / China – Chinese buy into conspiracy theory – New Chinese bestseller claims that Jewish bankers are pulling the world’s financial strings