Aviation: Crowded skies, frustrated passengers – The Economist

Aviation: Crowded skies, frustrated passengers (The Economist) is an interesting article. Here’s an example of China’s three pillared political structure (military, party, and state) creating a situation where a relatively minor issue becomes entrenched as almost impossible to improve. On one hand, there is an abundance of caution when it comes to Chinese flight traffic. On … Continue reading

Who shapes China’s North Korea policy? – International Crisis Group

Who shapes China’s North Korea policy? (International Crisis Group), a 2011 interview with Hahm Chaibong, director of the Asan Institute for Policy Studies, scares me a little. The combination of China’s seemingly ad hoc and ambiguous decision-making process for North Korean policy and North Korea’s volatility does not bode well for lasting peace on the Korean … Continue reading