We’ve been somewhat faithful readers of Foreign Policy for awhile and noticed that they had a couple of articles that either mention or focus on China in their recent issue. Jeff Chang has written an article called It’s a Hip-Hop World where he talks about how globalized hip hop has become, and, in this context, mentions Shanghai. More worrisome than a bunch of seventeen-year-olds in baggy pants is information we found in the article on failed states,—no mind-boggling new information here—it has become fairly widely accepted that there is some kind of correlation between environmental sustainability and the risk of becoming a failed state. Joining China in the same area of the graph are other noted members of the new world disorder, including Iran, Vietnam, and Saudi Arabia. (And of course, leading the pack are the Scandinavian countries, Canada, and Switzerland). Then there is editor Moses Naim’s article on article about what protesters at the Beijing Olympics, which is really nothing more than a speculation on what might go down in Beijing. Of course, it’s almost a given that there will be protesters there, so the question is, when the shit hits the fan, how will the police and government react?