Let’s send the Class of 2023 to Hong Kong for Orientation Week instead of the university to which they have been admitted. Let American students meet with their Hong Kong counterparts to see why Hong Kong youngsters are on the front line risking life and limb for Liberty and standing up against socialist Tyranny in China.
There’s tariffs on games and tariffs on toys—try explaining tariffs to your little boy. Santa’s workshop is struggling, you’ll find yourself saying. I think the reindeer are backed up with their sleighing.”
China’s leaders were battered by a typhoon over the weekend during their annual Communist Party retreat at Beidaihe, a coastal resort where senior officials have gathered each August for more than six decades.
Against impossible odds, Hong Kong youngsters and their supporters among the population, are making a remarkable stand for Liberty. Ten weeks and counting, they are resisting a proposed law permitting extradition of Hong Kong residents to China and demanding the right to elect their leaders, not having them picked by China.
With the news cycle on fire – protests in Hong Kong, mass shootings in America, a dead Manhattan billionaire whose suicide is the stuff of conspiratorial fantasies – the temptation is to wonder how our political daily discourse might differ had the 2016 election turned out otherwise.
It has become media orthodoxy to suggest that the era of US hegemony is slowly slipping away and migrating to Asia – with China as its locus – as we proceed into the heart of the 21st century. There is, however, a competing narrative, one recently expressed on ForeignPolicy.com by Michael Auslin, who makes the case that the “Asian Century” “is ending far faster than anyone could have predicted.”