August 10, 2003 |
On the eve of the Sept. 11 attacks by Al Qaeda, much of the national security elite, especially the neoconservative wing, was focused on the threat perceived from China. The People's Republic is a rising power, dissatisfied with the current international system dominated by the United States. Despite its movement toward a market economy, it continues to be ruled by a Communist Party hostile to most American values.
August 7, 1988
A CANNIBAL IN MANHATTAN by Tama Janowitz (Washington Square Press: $7.95). Suspected of reverting to his old ways, Mgungu Yabba Mgungu, a former cannibal and former husband of socialite Maria Fishburn, wrestles with the jungles of Manhattan. FULL MEASURE: Modern Short Stories on Aging, edited by Dorothy Sennett (Graywolf Press: $10). Authors Joyce Carol Oates, Nadine Gordimer, Saul Bellow, et al, write of the dormant strength and renewal found in the elderly.
April 28, 1996
I save Book Review for Sunday morning dessert, so I read Louis Begley's review of "Hitler's Willing Executioners" (Book Review, March 24) depicting German atrocities after I had read in Opinion the comments of Ross Terrill on a report by Zheng Yi that depicted Chinese atrocities. Both works suggest the existence of traits especially evil in the natures of Germans and Chinese, but when I look further into history, I find more and more groups of people must be included with them until I run out of exceptions.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 1, 1998
It is a sad commentary on the state of our foreign policy that the White House and its sycophants in the media proclaim President Clinton's China foray a smashing success based on him surviving two press conferences (June 29). Our leader described the U.S. position on the Tiananmen Square massacre as the United States and China having a "difference of opinion." We have a "difference of opinion" about the morality of reducing a couple of thousand protesters to red splotches on the pavement?
October 12, 2004 |
As a young man from Brooklyn seeking adventure, Seth Faison found himself thrilled by the challenge of China's secrets, including Emperor Qin Shihuang's concealed tomb beneath a simple hill near Xian, the twilight industry of illegally copied music CDs, a furtive gay marriage in Shanghai and especially the shuttered land of Tibet.
September 1, 1992 |
Shen Tong, one of China's most prominent exiled dissidents, was detained by police at his mother's home early this morning, about 10 days after his return to Beijing. Shen, who had returned from exile in the United States and spent nearly three weeks in other parts of China before arriving in the capital, had spread word Monday that he planned a press conference for this morning. That step apparently prompted authorities to move against him.