Wednesday 22 August 2012
Gu confessed during her trial this month in the eastern Chinese city of Hefei to killing 41-year-old Neil Heywood by pouring poison down his throat, saying he had threatened her son after a business deal went sour.
905 PM ET: With Gordon Chang, Forbes. com, and Peter Navarro, University of California, Irvine, producer "Death By China," re the predatory trade practices of China and the military threat to the US: do the American people understand that China is a military enemy state?
Japan’s other island troubles: An aerial view of one of the disputed Senkaku islands in the East China Sea, claimed by Japan, China and Taiwan.
920 PM ET: With Gordon Chang, and Toshi Yoshihara, Naval War College, author, "Red Star Over the Pacific," re the confrontation between China and Japan in the East China Sea over the provocation of the Senkaku Islands.
935 PM ET: Dean King, author, Unbound: A True Story of War, Love and Survival, "From his multi-faceted title, Unbound, to the final paragraph, Dean King has produced a highly readable, alive and touching story of a remarkable journey in China in the 1930s. Focusing on women who were on the Long March with the Red Army, the author brings alive the personalities and experiences of those who marched a distance similar to crossing the US from San Francisco to New York and back. The women carried the wounded from battles and skirmishes, fought, climbed, scrambled up and waded through the diverse terrain, sometimes pregnant and often under enemy fire. Unbound will appeal to every reader who likes history that is exciting, accessible and full of the stories of people who perform extraordinary acts of heroism and endurance. How wonderful that this bit of Chinese history is brought to us in such a riveting and personal way." (author of Choosing Revolution: Chinese Women on the Long March Helen Praeger Young )
950 PM ET: Dean King, continued.
Delegates take their seats for the opening session of the annual Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing
1005 PM ET: With Gordon Chang, Forbes.com, and Arthur Waldron, University of Pennsylvania, re the Gu Kaiai Show Trial and suspended death sentence, why wasn't Bo Xilai's name mentioned in the trial, what is the risk of an unstable China leadership: who favors Bo, will Bo lead a Leftist Revolt against the Wreckers of Beijing?
1020 PM ET: With Gordon Chang, what is the connection between China's falling export and import numbers and the Bo case, and the East China Sea crisis, and the abuse of minorities?
1030 PM ET: Ying Ma, author, Chinese Girl in the Ghetto, "A beautiful account of a young girl's encounter with the insidiousness of authoritarianism in China and the tragedies of inner-city America. Ying Ma boldly details some of the worst imperfections of American society, all the while showing, with her own example, why freedom is worth choosing." -- Xiao Qiang, Adjunct Professor, University of California at Berkeley, and Founder and Editor-in-Chief, China Digital Times
1050 PM ET: Ying Ma, author, continued.
“Lotus Country” Image: Mao Zedong spoke highly of Deng Xiaoping: “rare talent”
1105 PM ET: Richard McGregor, The Party: The Secret World of China's Communist Rulers. “Fascinating. . . . Illuminating. . . . Mr. McGregor guides readers through recent events in China, teasing out what each tells us about the Party’s role. . . . Reading this primer will help foreigners better navigate the hidden political shoals of the Chinese business world.” (The Wall Street Journal )
1120 PM ET: Richard McGregor, The Party, continued.
1135 PM ET: James Palmer, author, Heaven Cracks, Earth Shakes: The Tangshan Earthquake and the Death of Mao's China. Maclean’s (Toronto) “The Chinese have many sayings about heaven and earth, and the relationship between divine and mundane order. One of them is encapsulated in the title that Palmer, a perceptive British writer living in Beijing, gives his study of 1976 China, the year the bloody chaos of the Cultural Revolution finally ended…. In his epilogue, Palmer nicely captures just how far China has come over the last 35 years.”
1150 PM ET: James Palmer, continued.
1205 PM ET: With Gordon Chang, Forbes. com, and Peter Navarro, University of California, Irvine, producer "Death By China," re the predatory trade practices of China and the military threat to the US: do the American people understand that China is a military enemy state?
1220 PM ET: With Gordon Chang, and Toshi Yoshihara, Naval War College, author, "Red Star Over the Pacific," re the confrontation between China and Japan in the East China Sea over the provocation of the Senkaku Islands.
Aug. 4, 1950: Babe Didrikson Zaharias balances on one foot urging the golf ball into the 18th green cup at the end of the second round of the All American Women’s Open.
1235 PM ET: Don Van Natta Jr. author, Wonder Girl, The Magnificent Sporting Life of Babe Didrikson Zaharias. "Van Natta's meticulously researched book opens up this era the way Laura Hillenbrand's wonderful Seabiscuit: An American Legend opened up the world of horseracing in the same period..." (The Wall Street Journal John Paul Newport )
1250 PM ET: Don Van Natta Jr. continued.
Music: 9 hour: Tomorrow Never Dies, Painted Veil, Girl w the Dragon Tattoo; 10 hour: Girl w the Dragon Tattoo, Painted Veil; 11 hour: Painted Veil, Shaolin; 12 hour: Girl w the Dragon Tattoo, Last Emperor, Dangerous Liasons.