Guilin Next



Apologies to some TWN readers who wanted to meet in Beijing. Unfortunately, I was able to meet one group that was pre-organized by someone but my schedule was extremely packed except early mornings. Now off to Guilin where I’m pretty sure there are no readers — but then Xian, Shanghai, and Hong Kong.

Progress and the Still-Uncertain Future of Iraq



For anyone who has not looked at the Washington Post this morning, they should flip to Karen DeYoung’s piece about a Baghdad Embassy report on progress in Iraq. According to the report, leaked to the Washington Post yesterday, Iraq has satisfactorily met 15 of the 18 benchmarks established by Congress.