What we’ve been reading recently:
Slate.com – The Name’s Du Xiao Hua, But Call Me Steve – What’s up with Chinese people having English names? And what does it mean if you’re an overseas Chinese and don’t have one?
The Economist – Reforming China’s script: Not as easy as it looks – The debate over traditional versus simplified characters is given new life by a government announcement
FT.com – Global Insight: China sees EU as mere pawn – A disunited Europe is a fringe player in Beijing’s eyes… Lenin once said that “the capitalists will sell us the rope with which we will hang them." These days, it is China selling the rope and a disunited Europe that is in danger of hanging.