Blast from the Past: 1984: China and Taiwan: A Web of Unofficial Contacts - Full text is available online from the NYTimes site. With the China "cut off" of "official" communications, it is important to remember the web of unoffic...
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|Wood block print by David Bull|
|German China Trade Ship ca. 1870|
Ironically, Kim Jong Il’s death may make Korea the land of the morning calm for at least a year, during which political transitions will also occur in China, South Korea, Japan, Russia, and the United States... Unless Kim Jong Un throws the nuclear strategy out the window and starts again, the outlines of the engagement agenda are already clear—send the North Koreans energy and food aid to meet both short-term humanitarian and medium/long-term development needs, help them build a safe small light water reactor, and bring them into an international enrichment consortium that would lead them to reveal the sum total of their enrichment program.We will try to list here the various Washington programs on the Dear Leader's death as they come in. Please return for updates: