- "Viewpoint: Why China Could Turn Green" at Time. Is China the unrelenting polluter we think she may be? Maybe not... though the author marshals some unconvincing pictures of Tony Blair and Jet Li parading around with solar panels in rural China as evidence. For anyone not yet acquainted with ChinaDialogue (started by the phenomenal woman behind openDemocracy), that's the REAL portal for environmental news. The bilingual site is an experiment in cross-linguistic, cross-cultural, netroots environmental activism in China, and hopefully I'll be able to blog on some of the interesting threads there soon.
- "The Changing Roles of the Media in Taiwan's Democratization Process" via Brookings. Ok so I haven't read this report and am trying to force myself to. I came across it when a colleague at work mentioned that Elton John was attacked by the media in Taipei earlier in August, exploding into a furious ball of glitter, fury, and insult.