What we’ve been reading recently:
FT.com – China’s ‘warp-speed’ industrial revolution – Thirty years after landmark economic reforms, the government’s unspoken mantra still – more or less -holds firm: “We’ll give you growing prosperity if you don’t question our right to absolute power."
The Associated Press – Scholars, lawyers call for release of China critic – Rushdie, Gordimer, others call for release of rights activist Liu Xiaobo
The New Republic – Losing Lhasa – A bit on China’s new Tibet strategy from The New Republic
Bloomberg.com – Ex-Japan Leader Sought U.S. Nuclear Attack on China, Asahi Says – Newly declassified documents show a less dovish side of Nobel Peace Prize-winning Prime Minister Eisaku Sato