Google’s been talking about leaving China since January when it became the victim of a cyber attack and discovered human rights activists’ email accounts had been hacked. Now it’s done it. Google is redirecting Chinese users to its unrestricted Hong Kong site. Continue reading ‘On air: Google v China: Who is the winner?’
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Meeting with the Dalai Lama has been hanging over Obama since he took office. And much to China’s annoyance Obama has now met with him.
But Zhang Qingli, the Communist Party Secretary in Tibet has said ‘The Dalai Lama is a wolf wrapped in a habit, a monster with human face and animal’s heart’.
Google wants to run an “unfiltered” search engine in China. But should Google have allowed itself to be censored in the first place? Continue reading ‘On Air: Should Google pull out of China?’
China has defended the execution of British man Akmal Sheikh, the first European citizen to have been executed in over 50 years.
Despite much global condemnation , China’s decision to stand it’s ground has also attracted praise - from outside China.
“Sorry not to join the liberal wailing: heroin traffickers deserve to die,” writes Leo McKinstry. Continue reading ‘On Air: Should all drugs smugglers be executed?’
‘Chinese authorities declined the White House’s request to have the town hall broadcast nationally. Each of the 400-plus students had to attend a pre-talk “lecture and meeting” to learn their talking points. Chinese news sites that originally reported Obama’s remarks about an open Internet and universal rights were quickly censored.’
Hypocrite or wise move? Is allowing himself to be censored the sacrifice President Obama has to make to have China on side?
Rwandan President Paul Kagame.”The Chinese bring what Africa needs: investment and money for governments and companies, -China is investing in infrastructure and building roads”
The “west” gets short shrift from the Rwandan leader in an article with a German newspaper..
“Western firms have to a large extent polluted Africa and they are still doing it”
and he claims that European and American investment is inextricably linked with aid.
His words come a few days after China won praise for it’s talks with North Korea to bring them back to the negotiating table. Continue reading ‘Has China become the world’s best problem-solver ?’
The dynamics of world power appear to be changing. President Obama is about to speak at the UN and he’s going to call for other countries to take more responsibility for tackling the world’s problems. Continue reading ‘On air: Is shared power better than a superpower?’