by | Dec 8, 2019

The release of 400 pages of internal Chinese government documents obtained by the New York Times revealing the mass detention, torture, and reeducation of as many as one million predominantly Muslim minorities in the Xinjiang region should give pause to…

by | Nov 29, 2019

The ongoing and increasingly well-documented enormities being perpetrated in Xinjiang, where the Chinese authorities have subjected the indigenous Uighur and Turkic Muslim populations to mass incarceration, constant surveillance, mosque demolition, forced ingestion of pork and alcohol, forced abortions, and even…

by | Nov 28, 2019

Hong Kong’s people used local elections to make their preferences clear. They want to live in a free society. No propaganda and threats from Beijing will change that. Xi Jinping and the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) have decisively lost the…

by | Nov 22, 2019

A “substantial security problem” and “tools for espionage” are not accusations one might normally expect to be leveled against a music-based social media app marketed to teenage girls. Yet these are just a few of the charges being made against…

by | Nov 19, 2019

President Donald Trump met with Federal Reserve chairman Jerome Powell on Monday. “Just finished a very good & cordial meeting at the White House with Jay Powell of the Federal Reserve,” the president tweeted. “Everything was discussed including interest rates,…

by | Nov 1, 2019

Postmaster General Megan Brennan is set to step down, and her successor will face the daunting task of turning around the U.S. Postal Service’s finances. But the task became a little easier last month when President Trump’s top trade negotiator…

by | Oct 20, 2019

At a recent dinner for a group of high-ranking military officers at an undisclosed location in the bucolic American countryside, I cautioned the generals to prepare for the president to make a deal with China on trade. Many nodded but…

by | Oct 19, 2019

When a scholar meets soldiers, he should not argue with them, for he surely will lose. — Chinese proverb Recently I was invited by the “China Goes Global” conference in Winter Park, Florida, to give a keynote speech on the U.S.–China…

by | Oct 17, 2019

The Hong Kong saga reached a climax this past week with back-to-back American corporate capitulations to the Chinese government. The spotlight has been on the National Basketball Association’s disastrous handling of a pro–Hong Kong tweet made by Daryl Morey, the…

by | Oct 14, 2019

The stock markets rose abruptly Friday on President Trump’s announcement of a ceasefire in our trade war with China. There is no agreement on a trade deal — not even an agreement to agree — but the president suspended application…

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