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Hong Kong: Less Free to Choose

by Edward Neilanvia Hoover Digest
Friday, July 30, 1999

Hoover media fellow Edward Neilan discusses the sorry state of Hong Kong today. “To see how the free market really works,” Milton Friedman used to say, “Hong Kong is the place to go.” Would that it were still true.

Why China Doesn’t Need the WTO

by Charles Wolf Jr.via Hoover Digest
Friday, July 30, 1999

The centerpiece of Chinese premier Zhu Rongji’s recent visit to Washington was to have been the announcement of a deal to usher China into the World Trade Organization. To the consternation of President Clinton, the deal fell through. Hoover fellow Charles Wolf Jr. asks, So what?

Providing for the Common Defense

by Michael Baronevia Hoover Digest
Friday, July 30, 1999

North Korea and other outlaw states may soon be capable of targeting missiles at the American mainland. What are we doing to defend ourselves? Precious little. Hoover media fellow Michael Barone on the need for an antimissile defense.

How Asia Fell

by Milton Friedmanvia Hoover Digest
Friday, April 30, 1999

Had there been no IMF, many argue, the Asian financial crisis would have turned into a global catastrophe. Milton Friedman disagrees. Had there been no IMF, he argues, the Asian financial crisis wouldn’t even have taken place. The Nobel laureate and Hoover fellow explains himself.

Why China Will Become a Democracy

by Henry S. Rowenvia Hoover Digest
Saturday, January 30, 1999

China? A democracy? According to Hoover fellow Henry S. Rowen, the question is not whether, but when.

Two Freedoms

by Arnold Beichmanvia Hoover Digest
Saturday, January 30, 1999

Beijing is attempting to establish economic freedom while stifling political freedom. Can it have the one without the other? Hoover fellow Arnold Beichman has his doubts.


Democracy and the Korean Economy: Dynamic Relations

via Hoover Institution Press
Wednesday, December 23, 1998

This book describes and explains the effect democratic change has had on Korean economic policy and its economy. It explains how conflicts over economics have evolved in major policy areas and which economic factors have been important in resolving these conflicts, with a close look at chaebols, their market positions and political influence.

The Handover Hangover

by Alvin Rabushka, David Newmanvia Hoover Digest
Friday, October 30, 1998

How has Hong Kong fared during the first fifteen months of Chinese rule? In almost every respect, its people are worse off. By Hoover fellow Alvin Rabushka and David Newman.

Inside the Gulag

by Larry Diamondvia Hoover Digest
Friday, October 30, 1998

North Korea — the world’s last Stalinist dictatorship — is home to some of the harshest political prisons and labor camps in the world. Hoover fellow Larry Diamond recently met several people who escaped from the North Korean gulag.

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It’s Time to End Sanctions against North Korea

by Thomas H. Henriksenvia Hoover Digest
Friday, October 30, 1998

U.S. economic sanctions against North Korea have failed for forty years to bring down the regime. Hoover fellow Thomas H. Henriksen argues that it’s time for another approach.