The Editors suggest checking out the following links:
Foreign Affairs: The Myth of the Authoritarian Model – Michael McFaul and Kathryn Stoner-Weiss – “In the economic-growth race in the developing world, autocracies are both the hares and the snails, whereas democracies are the tortoises — slower but steadier”
Straits Times: DBS sells China unit to Temasek for S$44.5m – The lender, South-east Asia’s largest, yesterday said it agreed to sell DBS (China) Investment to Temasek’s Edgefield Investments … A DBS spokesman yesterday said it was ‘appropriate’ to divest itself now that the bank had obtained the China licence.
Mutant Palm: Pre-Olympics Xinjiang Terrorism Media Blitz – Great roundup of the Chinese-language coverage of a terrorism-related crackdown in Xinjiang that was noted in a WaPo story some time back.
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