by | Dec 17, 2019

President Donald J. Trump has entered into a tentative deal with the ailing People’s Republic of China to ease the tariffs he had imposed in 2017 on a recalcitrant Beijing. The tentative agreement is specifically meant to help American farmers,…

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 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 | 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 and | Sep 12, 2019

While it has been commonly recognized that the theft of intellectual property (IP) by China is at the center of the trade war between the U.S. and China, one key fact is often ignored: China’s political economy is run by…

by | Sep 10, 2019

The world, my friends, is going to — and that’s just the point: We don’t know where in the world the world is going. Only that it’s moving in ways likely to upset existing orders at high speed. And the…

by | Aug 26, 2019

I’m a fan of Ross Kaminsky, who is one of our better contributors here at The American Spectator, but his piece over the weekend griping at President Trump for his rather dramatic outbursts Friday on the U.S. economy simply missed…

by | Aug 25, 2019

Friday was a particularly bad day for the United States. It was a day on which President Trump’s tweets either, depending on your priors, began or continued to show him as desperate and panicky enough about re-election, and driven so…

by | Aug 19, 2019

President Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping are playing a high-stakes game of chicken that encompasses both trade negotiations and the protests against Chinese oppression that have continued for 11 weeks in Hong Kong. Over the past week, the contest…

by | Jun 18, 2019

Where do the Hong Kong Chinese get these notions: such as that the right to a fair trial is rock-bottom basic to every democratic concept of justice? And the notion that freedom of speech underpins the whole, so to speak, democratic shooting…

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