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How Mao Zedong Built Up His Cult Of Personality – From New Frank Dikötter Book How To Be A Dictator

quoting Frank Diköttervia South China Morning Post
Sunday, October 13, 2019

Historian Frank Dikötter is one of the most respected chroniclers of modern China, winning acclaim for books including Mao’s Great Famine (2010), The Tragedy of Liberation: A History of the Chinese Revolution (2013) and The Cultural Revolution: A People’s History (2016).

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China Trade Talks Restart As White House Explores Escalation Options

quoting Elizabeth Economyvia The New York Times
Friday, October 11, 2019
American and Chinese officials met for the 13th round of trade negotiations on Thursday amid growing expectations of a limited deal that could ease tensions and address some of President Trump’s concerns about China’s economic practices.

Alex Stamos Discusses Stanford Internet Observatory's New Research

interview with Alex Stamosvia Steptoe
Friday, October 11, 2019
Hoover Institution fellow Alex Stamos discusses Stanford Internet Observatory's new research, "Taiwan: Presidential Election 2020 Scene Setter."
Hong Kong Umbrella Revolution Collection, Box 2, Hoover Institution Archives
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China Lashes Out At Western Businesses As It Tries To Cut Support For Hong Kong Protests

quoting Elizabeth Economyvia The Washington Post
Tuesday, October 8, 2019

It’s not just professional basketball drawing China’s wrath. As China sanctioned the National Basketball Association this week for a pro-Hong Kong message delivered by one of its team leaders, other American companies scrambled to avoid fallout of their own.

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Red Again

by Niall Fergusonvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Who would have expected both a new Cold War and a fresh fascination with socialism?

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Trump’s Trade War Could Put Swiss-Size Dent In Global Economy, I.M.F. Warns

quoting Steven J. Davisvia The New York Times
Tuesday, October 8, 2019

The new head of the International Monetary Fund warned on Tuesday that America’s trade war with China could cost the global economy around $700 billion by 2020 — a loss equivalent to the size of Switzerland’s entire economy.

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Crumbling Exports

cited Steven J. Davisvia The Korea Herald
Tuesday, October 8, 2019

South Korea logged the sharpest drop in exports among the world’s 10 largest economies in terms of outbound shipments, according to data compiled by the World Trade Organization.


Shot the War: Overseas Weekly in Vietnam

via Hoover Institution Press
Wednesday, August 1, 2018

We Shot the War: Overseas Weekly in Vietnam examines the legacy of one of the most popular and eccentric newspapers to cover the Vietnam War. With its mix of hard-hitting military exposés, pinups, and comic strips, Overseas Weekly earned a reputation as a muckraking truth teller.

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Islands in the Stream

by Eric Wakin, Hsiao-ting Linvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, October 9, 2019

A handful of small islands once formed a battleground in the Taiwan-China clash. Today those islands not only are at peace but represent a bridge of sorts between the two old adversaries.

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Dire Strait

by Michael R. Auslinvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Taiwan must decide how to respond to military provocations from the mainland. America may have to decide, too.