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Hong Kong Umbrella Revolution Collection, Box 2, Hoover Institution Archives

Hong Kong In The Balance

by Michael Spencevia Project Syndicate
Monday, September 30, 2019

After months of large-scale protests in Hong Kong, the city's future as a bridge between mainland China and the outside world is in serious jeopardy. Fortunately, all sides share an interest in pursuing more inclusive growth within the "one country, two systems" framework that has been critical to Hong Kong's success.

In the News

Xi’s Historic Power Grab Has Cost China A Great Deal Of Stability

quoting Elizabeth Economyvia CNBC
Saturday, September 28, 2019

This isn’t the outcome President Trump anticipated, now 15 months into his trade war with China. Chinese President Xi Jinping this Tuesday will stage the mother of all military parades through central Beijing, celebrating not only the 70th anniversary of the People’s Republic — but also underscoring his quest for “national rejuvenation” and global leadership.

Analysis and Commentary

Real Recession Worry Should Involve Progressive Economic Policies

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Las Vegas Review Journal
Saturday, September 28, 2019

Conventional wisdom holds that the outcome of presidential elections turns on the state of the economy. Thus far, notwithstanding some conspicuous ups and downs, the Trump administration should reap the benefits of a positive economic performance. Nonetheless, a faction of observers thinks a major recession is in the wings. Its expected arrival date is next year, just in time to wreak havoc in the 2020 election. 


Lanhee Chen: Policy Expert: China Believes They Can 'Wait Out' Trump On Trade Talks

interview with Lanhee J. Chenvia Yahoo Finance
Friday, September 27, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Lanhee Chen discusses trade tensions between the US and China.

While The U.S. Snoozes, Putin And Xi Are Having A Bromance And Flexing Their Global Muscle | Opinion

by Markos Kounalakis
Thursday, September 26, 2019

America is looking inward, resembling a sullen, sometimes confused navel-gazing couch-potato. It’s tired of going outside and bored with the world.

In the News

US-China Debate Underscores Neo-Cold War Over Tech Hegemony: WKF

quoting Niall Fergusonvia Pulse News
Wednesday, September 25, 2019

The world has entered a new bout of a Cold War that does not involve traditional nor strategic arms like nuclear, where primary weaponry is technology as the tech-empowered ascension of China poses a fundamental challenge to both the west and east hemispheres, argued Niall Ferguson, a prominent scholar from the Stanford University.

In the News

Hoover Event Calls For National Unity To Combat Threat Faced By Rising Eurasian Powers

quoting Admiral Gary Roughead, Abbas Milani, Michael McFaulvia The Stanford Daily
Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Reflecting on the rise of three Eurasian superpowers — China, Russia and Iran — three Hoover Institution faculty spoke at the Institution’s Traitel Auditorium on the need for national unity in ensuring the promotion of American values and interests over the next decades. The event featured speakers Gary Roughhead, Abbas Milani and Michael McFaul and was part of a broader Hoover lecture series intended to promote values of American democracy, private enterprise and political freedom as it celebrates the centennial of its founding.

In the News

Today, Hong Kong. Tomorrow, Taipei

quoting Frank Diköttervia The Diplomat
Tuesday, September 24, 2019

The United States can’t wait for the next crisis.

In the News

If China Believes The US Has Grown Soft, Its Military Leaders Should Read James Mattis’ Book

featuring General Jim Mattisvia South China Morning Post
Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Trump’s former defence secretary has co-authored a narrative that, in detailing the philosophy and capabilities of the US marines, reveals a willingness within the military establishment to take the fight to the enemy. China should take note.

In the News

Trump Says No Rush To Reach Deal With China Before The Election

quoting Kevin Hassettvia Politico
Friday, September 20, 2019

President Donald Trump stressed that he is not interested in "a partial deal" with China as the two countries work on a long list of U.S. trade concerns. He also brushed off the idea he needed to get an agreement to end his trade war before next year's election.