"China is everywhere in the media today. Being a player globally, China grows rapidly. But when we talk about China, there may be some negative images involved in the Western media," said Beck, who was Canada's Consul General in Shanghai in 1999, when Shanghai's development was beginning to take off.
Actually, her concerns were not unfounded. Before the first class on March 5, only 18 men had registered.
"That stance has been coherent, clear and firm," he said. "We urge the US to halt any official connections and any move to enhance substantial relations with Taiwan. The US should also cut military connections with Taiwan and stop selling weapons to it so as to avoid damage to the Sino-US relationship and cross-Straits peace and stability."
Before it acquires the rights to grant doctoral degrees, Westlake University is recruiting and training doctoral students in association with Fudan and Zhejiang universities.
For the past 40 years since China introduced the policy of reform and opening-up, the belief of dominant policymakers in China and the US has been that their economies can only prosper by working together. Proponents of the alternative policy — keeping China poor to ensure that it stays weak — were thin on the ground, and were (fortunately) not listened to.