The author was reportedly working on a book called “The Beautiful Writer Who Killed.”
"A period of fierce, damaging interactions will be unavoidable," a state-run paper said.
Twenty years ago, China's engagement with the world had barely begun. The Internet was accessible to only the privileged few. Parents still espoused "protective" values reinforced by their experiences during the instability of two man-made disasters.
Defense Department correspondents and commentators did not have to read between the lines much to pass on the twin message that our armed forces will be managed in a leaner fashion and with a decided tilt strategically toward countering threats in Asia.
As Washington's paralysis deepens and Afghanistan slips further into chaos, the U.S. faces a crisis of credibility. A Chinese challenge to the war's legitimacy is of no minor consequence.