Asia Times Online
China's imploding US ally
By Richard Komaiko and Chris Stewart
Vietnam weaves between US and China
By Anh Tran
During his official visit to the United States this year, Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung openly sought and welcomed economic diagnoses and policy prescriptions for fixing his overheated economy from American economic experts, ranging from Wall Street executives to former Federal Reserve chairman Alan Greenspan.
China, India resume Himalayan dance
By Pallavi Aiyar
HONG KONG - After a year-long hiatus, border negotiations between India and China resume this week in Beijing. The latest round of talks, the 12th since special representatives were appointed in 2003 to hammer out a solution to the almost half-century-old dispute at a political level, will take place against a geopolitical tapestry of burgeoning complexity
China threat? It's a blessing
By Francesco Sisci
BEIJING - Geography is destiny - perhaps the most inevitable of all. America's power projection throughout the world in the 20th century, after a period of splendid isolation, was first possible because of its borders. It had no enemies pressing on it. It was, and is, sandwiched between two geographically large countries whose economies and populations are tiny compared to those of the US.
Gold: Why Asia was spot on
By R M Cutler
MONTREAL - Just as people who study oil prices look too much at the New York and London spot price, those who study gold prices look too much at the New York spot price and the twice-daily London fixes. Wednesday's phenomenal rise in the price of gold in New York was presaged in Asia. The day before, the spot price rose US$20 in Asian markets as investors dumping stocks began to shift to gold as a safe haven.
Kaixin - For what it is worth, we know of many very wealthy Chinese who over the last two years have been selling down their real estate assets and buying gold as a physical asset.