by | Mar 16, 2020

Sickness isn’t the only effect of the coronavirus pandemic. Entire nations’ economies have been shut down, quarantining is common in many places, international travel restrictions are in place, and the bears have shoved aside the bulls on Wall Street. All…

by | Mar 10, 2020

China’s government could be the coronavirus’ biggest victim. The crisis effect on China could be much like the coronavirus itself: Not universally dangerous, but especially so to those whose health is compromised already. While China has long appeared economically and…

by | Feb 13, 2020

The coronavirus started quietly enough in a seafood market in Wuhan, China, where a few dozen people fell victim to a mystery pneumonia. Once optimistic that the disease would remain an isolated incident, the international community has watched as over…

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…

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