Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Free Advice: Hey, Beijing, Bullying Is Not a Foreign Policy

In terms of looking at China's foreign policy, consider these also the quotes of the day:
“Chinese assertion has backfired,” says Andrew Carr, an expert on Asia-Pacific security at the Australian National University in Canberra.

“They don’t see the connection between upping the tempo on the maritime operations and the fact that so many countries in the region are moving towards the very counter-containment strategies Beijing doesn’t want,” says Michael Green, former Asia director at the National Security Council ...
Seriously, what do you say about a course of action that makes Japanese rearmament look great even to Japan's neighbors?


Eric said...

A 2-part post topic suggestion:

1. Your reaction to pundits on the Right puzzling over why Asian Americans vote overwhelming for Democats even though, in their view, Asian Americans should profile as Republicans.


2. Your recommendation to the GOP on how to reach out to Asian American voters and recruit Asian American politicians.

If the GOP is sincere about developing an Asian American constituency, there's an opportunity here, and you seem to be a good person to start the ball rolling in a productive direction.

Mad Minerva said...

Thanks, Eric!