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US-Politik gegen China | Studierende in USA
Jun 2nd, 2015 by Gao

Mike Whitney: Why is Obama Goading China? (CounterPunch)

US Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter is willing to risk a war with China in order to defend “freedom of navigation” in the South China Sea. Speaking in Honolulu, Hawaii on Wednesday, Carter issued his “most forceful” warning yet, demanding “an immediate and lasting halt to land reclamation” by China in the disputed Spratly Islands.
Carter said: “There should be no mistake: The United States will fly, sail, and operate wherever international law allows, as we do all around the world.” He also added that the United States intended to remain “the principal security power in the Asia-Pacific for decades to come.”
In order to show Chinese leaders “who’s the boss”, Carter has threatened to deploy US warships and surveillance aircraft to within twelve miles of the islands that China claims are within their territorial waters. Not surprisingly, the US is challenging China under the provisions of the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea, a document the US has stubbornly refused to ratify…
So what’s this really all about? Why does Washington care so much about a couple hundred yards of sand piled up on reefs reefs in the South China Sea? What danger does that pose to US national security? And, haven’t Vietnam, Taiwan and the Philippines all engaged in similar “land reclamation” activities without raising hackles in DC?
Of course, they have. The whole thing is a joke. Just like Carter’s claim that he’s defending the lofty principal of “freedom of navigation” is a joke. China has never blocked shipping lanes or seized boats sailing in international waters. Never. The same cannot be said of the United States that just recently blocked an Iranian ship loaded with humanitarian relief–food, water and critical medical supplies–headed to starving refugees in Yemen. Of course, when the US does it, it’s okay.
The point is, Washington doesn’t give a hoot about the Spratly Islands; it’s just a pretext to slap China around and show them who’s running the show in their own backyard. Carter even admits as much in his statement above when he says that the US plans to be “the principal security power in the Asia-Pacific for decades to come.”

Jie Dalei, Jared McKinney: Balancing China and the Realist Road to War (Diplomat)

For years, in fact, prominent scholars – such as John Mearsheimer of the University of Chicago – have called for America to balance against a rising China. They have made this appeal according to the abstract structural logic of international relations theory. The logic goes like this: American military primacy should be maintained at all costs, China’s rise threatens this primacy, so the U.S. should work to “balance” against – or, broadly, contain – a rising China by surrounding it with powerful American military capabilities, creating NATO-like adversarial alliances, isolating it economically, and, most recently, “imposing costs” when it does things the U.S. does not like.

Matt Schiavenza: American Universities Are Addicted to Chinese Students (Atlantic)

A startling number of Chinese students are getting kicked out of American colleges. According to a white paper published by WholeRen, a Pittsburgh-based consultancy, an estimated 8,000 students from China were expelled from universities and colleges across the United States in 2013-4. The vast majority of these students—around 80 percent—were removed due to cheating or failing their classes.
As long as universities have existed, students have found a way to get expelled from them. But the prevalence of expulsions of Chinese students should be a source of alarm for American university administrators. According to the Institute of International Education, 274,439 students from China attended school in the United States in 2013-4, a 16 percent jump from the year before. Chinese students represent 31 percent of all international students in the country and contributed an estimated $22 billion to the U.S. economy in 2014.

Urteil gegen Bo Xilai
Sep 26th, 2013 by Gao

李毅:点评左中右对薄熙来审判的不同看法(美国侨网) / Different Views On the Bo Xilai Verdict (EastWestNorthSouth)

全球华人瞩目的薄熙来案件庭审结束。两百多页的庭审记录,几十篇英文报道评论,几百篇中文报道评论,令人眼花缭乱。这里从社会学界角度,分析五篇文章,从中展示左中右对薄熙来审判的不同看法。这五篇文章分别是:1。韩德强, “韩德强谈薄熙来案济南公审”。 2。陈有西,“成功的审判 遗憾的侦查”。3。贺卫方,“薄案审理点评”。4。张千帆,“薄熙来的政治遗产”。5。李毅,“有关重庆模式的三点看法”。

Matt Schiavenza: What Bo Xilai’s Rise and Fall Says About China (Atlantic)
Steffen Richter: Xi Jinping gnadenlos (Zeit)

Lebenslang für Bo Xilai: Das harte Urteil gegen den Expolitstar ist eine Warnung an all jene, die die kommenden Wirtschaftsreformen torpedieren könnten. Das Volksgericht in der ostchinesischen Stadt Jinan hat ein hartes Strafmaß gegen Bo Xilai verkündet: lebenslang – soweit absehbar, wird der 64-jährige das Gefängnis nicht mehr verlassen. Bo wurde der Korruption, des Machtmissbrauchs und der Vertuschung eines Mordes seiner Frau an einem britischen Geschäftsmann für schuldig gesprochen. Damit endet der spektakulärste Justizfall Chinas seit den Prozessen gegen Maos Witwe Jiang Qing und ihre Viererbande im Jahr 1980. Was den Prozess so besonders machte: Bo Xilai war als Politiker das Gegenmodell zum vorherrschenden Typus des immer dezent auftretenden Spitzenfunktionärs. Er verstand sich zu inszenieren, war populistisch und schillernd.

Andrew Jacobs, Chris Buckley: Chinese Official at Center of Scandal Is Found Guilty and Given a Life Term (New York Times)
Tania Branigan: China tries to draw line under political scandal with life sentence for Bo Xilai (Guardian)
Tania Branigan: Bo Xilai, the insider brought down by his tendency to break rules (Guardian)
AP: Bo Xilai appeals against guilty verdict and life imprisonment (Guardian)
AP: Chinese street vendor executed despite calls for leniency (Guardian)

Case of Xia Junfeng, executed for murder of two city officials, contrasted with wife of Bo Xilai whose death sentence was suspended

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