- The Lowy Institute has launched its undergraduate essay competition.
- Everywhere you go in China, you see hints of liberalisation. But not in the media, or any other sector that might threaten Party control.
- Earlier this week Don Markwell asked where the remaining $100 million would come from for the new $300 million Schwarzman Scholarship program for China. Little Red Blog says the Australian business community should pony up.
- Further to Donald Gumbis' post about violence in PNG, a powerful letter to the editor in today's Post Courier, tweeted by ABC reporter Liam Fox. (Thanks Danielle.)
- the US has made substantial progress in deficit reduction.
- About half the Chinese population is now online, and it turns out they really like watching clips of Jon Stewart's The Daily Show.
- Business Spectator interviews the PM about China:
The US and China are deeply engaged. They are engaged at every level. Their economies are intertwined too. Their business communities, education and political leadership are all understanding how there will be, you know, strategic competition. That’s inevitable with two great powers, but both I think understand how catastrophic true strategic rivalry would be and they’ve both got a big vested interest in building it.