I contributed the following piece to Nikkei Asian Review. The original is here. Xi and Ma must look beyond nationalism David Schlesinger When the Chinese and Taiwanese presidents meet in Singapore on Saturday, the first such meeting since the 1949 Communist revolution, it will be a battle between nationalism and pragmatism. The historic summit comes..
I joined a ChinaFile conversation on China’s Economy. The whole back-and-forth can be viewed here. My contribution: When things hit their extreme, they can only move to the opposite direction—物极必反 (wù jí bì fǎn)– is an idiom that seems to sum up perfectly punditry about China. Where once Beijing seemingly could do no wrong and..