- Last Friday's US announcement that it would send military aid to Syrian rebels was ambiguous, but has since been followed up with a leak confirming that this will include arms transfers.
- FP.com on Australia's terribly sexist week. (Thanks Stephanie.)
- But if Americans can sneer at us, we can sneer right back: an Australian food reviewer samples the Outback Steakhouse. (H/t Browser.)
- GreenTechMedia looks like a useful resource for news on green technology.
- The myth of Washington gridlock.
- A profile of Thailand's 'sea gypsy' community, threatened by modernisation.
- This seems a bit hyperbolic to me, given the far less advanced state of China's industry: China set to grab UAV market while US restricts sales.
- The FT on China's overcapacity problem:
“Our findings contradict the widespread belief that China’s enormous success as an exporting nation derives primarily from low labour costs and deliberate currency undervaluation,” says Usha Haley. “There is enormous overcapacity and no gauging of supply and demand and we found that subsidies account for about 30 per cent of industrial output. Most of the companies we looked at would probably be bankrupt without subsidies.”