- Don’t blame China for Myanmar [LA Times]
These are supposed to be humbling times for foreign policy analysts — chaos in Iraq having made it harder to cast the United States as omnipotent, omniscient and self-actualizing. But judging by the reactions to the recent protests in Myanmar, also known as Burma, the commentariat hasn’t stopped ascribing otherworldly powers to ambitious governments.
- ‘Made in India’ rising to challenge China: report [AFP]
“Made in India” could be the next big economic story with the country challenging China’s position as the leading global manufacturing hub within five years, says a new report.
- ‘Pumpkin’ Xue returns to China with grandmother [China Daily]
Three-year-old Xue Qianxun, or “Little Pumpkin,” has returned to China, with her maternal grandmother and the ashes of her murdered mother. The Herald on Sunday said the toddler, who was abandoned by her father in Melbourne, left Auckland yesterday for Changsha, Central China’s Hunan Province.
- Thousands in Hong Kong rally for full democracy [Reuters]
Thousands of people in Hong Kong took part in a democracy march and a world-record breaking attempt using umbrellas, calling for a faster pace of democratic reforms and direct elections in 2012.
- Looking to the Olympics, Beijing opens new subway [Guardian Unlimited]
Beijing on Sunday opened the first of a series of new train services to meet the needs of hundreds of thousands of visitors expected for the Olympic Games next August.
- Krosa Storms Into China’s Southeast [AP]
A powerful storm drenched China’s southeast coast Sunday after killing five people on Taiwan and prompting the mainland to evacuate more than 1 million people, the government announced.
Photo from Brian Chu: “In Hong Kong, a pro full democracy march in the afternoon of 7 Oct 2007 rallying for universal suffrage. As the traffic lights suggest, there is neither a red light nor a green light for it yet.”