I use Del.icio.us to create a list of news items relevant for the course. You can find those on the right – I use a pre-made “widget” that includes an ad. (A second version should be at the bottom of the right; scroll down…) If any of you have programming skills I’m sure you can code a widget that uses a feed that would not have an ad. Another utility would be one that would let you embed a list from feedburner or delicious into a post.
I just added two links, one to a Council for Foreign Relations note on the 15th anniversary of China joining the World Trade Organization, another on China’s energy strategy.