By Taylor Marvin
What I read this week:
Vice President Biden’s visit to Beijing and Chinese domestic politics. Relatedly, Robert Kelly looks at four hypotheses behind China’s suddenly-declared a new Air Defense Identification Zone.
Cultural taboos and changing sexual norms spur HIV surge in Iran.
The Netherlands moves to demanding that immigrants pass a demanding Dutch language test or leave the country. In other language news, the formal/informal pronoun distinctions in many Western languages appear to be falling out of favor.