Monday, December 31, 2012

Beyond Beijing: 2012 People of the Year

Last night (or this morning Beijing time) I once again appeared on China Radio International's "Today: Beyond Beijing" show. It was their 2012 People of the Year program and so the discussion was wide-reaching. It is also two-hours long, twice the length of their normal show (and a long time to be on the phone with Beijing!)

Happy New Year, everyone! I hope your 2012 was great but that your 2013 is better.

Monday, December 24, 2012

On Mangaung, the ANC, and South African Politics

I've written a few posts in the last week or so over at the Foreign Policy Association's Africa Blog, all on the ANC's Electoral Conference in Mangaung that saw Jacob Zuma re-elected as ANC President. The individual posts are here, here, and here.

Happy Christmas!

I actually think I like the British "Happy Christmas" better than "Merry Christmas," and frankly I am even fonder of the more inclusive "Happy Holidays." In any case, my goal is to start writing here again. I know I've said that before, but I'm going to give it one more shot.

In the meantime, while you hold your breath, have a great holiday. I'm in San Antonio where we are deep in the midst of the annual holiday chaos that overtakes the in laws.