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US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice Will Visit China

January 2, 2009
US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice will visit China from next Wednesday to Thursday, the Chinese Foreign Ministry announced in Beijing Friday.

Rice, who is at the invitation of Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi, is slated to attend the activities marking the 30th anniversary of China-US diplomatic ties.

Rice, who is at the invitation of Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi, is slated to attend the activities marking the 30th anniversary of China-US diplomatic ties, Foreign Ministry spokesman Qin Gang said.

During Rice’s two-day visit, China and the United States will exchange views on bilateral ties and other issues of common concern, Qin said.

 

From China Daily

US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, seen here, will visit ... 
US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, seen here, will visit China on January 7 and 8, the foreign ministry said here Friday, in her last scheduled trip before the Bush administration leaves office.(AFP/File/Pavel Wolberg)

 

 

Russian Professor Predicts Fall of U.S. in 2010

December 29, 2008

For a decade, Russian academic Igor Panarin has been predicting the U.S. will fall apart in 2010. Now he’s found an eager audience: Russian state media, who are interviewing him twice a day.

A polite and cheerful man with a buzz cut, Professor Panarin insists he does not dislike Americans. But he warns that the outlook for them is dire.

[Prof. Panarin]

Igor Panarin

“There’s a 55-45 percent chance right now that disintegration will occur,” says Panarin. “One could rejoice in that process,” he adds, poker-faced. “But if we’re talking reasonably, it’s not the best scenario — for Russia.”

Prof. Panarin, 50 years old, is not a fringe figure. A former KGB analyst, he is dean of the Russian Foreign Ministry’s academy for future diplomats. He is invited to Kremlin receptions, lectures students, publishes books, and appears in the media as an expert on U.S.-Russia relations.

Mr. Panarin posits, in brief, that mass immigration, economic decline, and moral degradation will trigger a civil war next fall and the collapse of the dollar. Around the end of June 2010, or early July, he says, the U.S. will break into six pieces — with Alaska reverting to Russian control.

Read the rest from The Wall Street Journal:
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB123051100709638419.html