After weeks of challenging Japan's sovereignty over the Ryukyu Islands, including Okinawa, through official Chinese state-run media, Beijing recently voiced a sudden change of heart.
Many people think the best way to deal with China is to make it a stakeholder in the international system. It's a good idea with respect to international trade and finance but has a serious flaw with respect to international law.
Fast-forward more than a decade, to 2011. President Obama's choice for secretary of defense, Leon Panetta, tells the Senate Armed Services Committee at his confirmation hearing that the United States faces a possible "electronic Pearl Harbor." Mr. Panetta had been the CIA director for the previous two years - so he would have known.
The following is an excerpt from "Bowing to Beijing" (Regnery Publishing, Nov. 14, 2011):
It was practically preordained that Hollywood would greenlight a remake of "Red Dawn." The new film is due out later this year, but MGM's attempt to retell the story in a post-Soviet world, this time with Red China as the aggressor, is already facing its own controversy.
Ukrainian authorities have imposed a six-year prison term on a Russian man convicted of spying for China who was assigned to steal military secrets for Beijing's program to build and operate aircraft carriers.