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China Should Give Taiwan More International Space: Ex-Secretary Of State Condoleezza Rice

quoting Condoleezza Ricevia Taiwan News
Wednesday, October 10, 2018

China should give Taiwan more international space, while the United States continues to have the duty to defend the island, former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said Tuesday.


Michael Auslin On The Steve Cochran Show (1:43:50)

interview with Michael R. Auslinvia WGN Radio
Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Michael Auslin discusses the resignation of Nikki Haley as well as North Korea.

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On China’s Western Front

by Russell A. Bermanvia The Caravan
Thursday, October 11, 2018

Problems in China’s restive northwest province of Xinjiang have long been simmering, but recent developments point to growing troubles, as news reports and statements by international organizations have significantly raised public attention.  Beijing is engaged in programmatic efforts to suppress the ethnic identity of the Uighur people, a population of 11 million, while combatting their aspirations for political autonomy or even independence.

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The Unknowable Fallout Of China’s Trade War Nuclear Option

quoting Kevin Warshvia The New York Times
Tuesday, October 9, 2018

It is often called the nuclear option. In the trade war between the United States and China, economists and investors have long tried to game out how both sides might use their clout. In virtually all the predictions, at least until recently, they revolved around a tit-for-tat tariff war.

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Taiwan Epicentre Of Geopolitical Risk

featuring Stephen Kotkinvia Top 1000 Funds
Monday, October 8, 2018

China and America’s relationship is the biggest geopolitical risk on the global landscape, said Stephen Kotkin, speaking at the Fiduciary Investors Symposium at Stanford University. The John P Birkelund ’52 Professor in History and International Affairs at Princeton University, and senior fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University, told delegates conflict could arise over Taiwan.


Markos Kounalakis: 2nd North Korea Summit Expected After Pompeo's "Productive" Talk With Kim Jong Un

interview with Markos Kounalakisvia Yahoo
Sunday, October 7, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Marko Kounalakis discusses Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's visit to North and South Korea.

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The Long Encounter: China And Islam’s Irreconcilable Tensions

by Michael R. Auslinvia The Caravan
Tuesday, October 9, 2018

China’s relationship with Islam goes back to the 7th century, when Arab merchants and envoys traveled to Canton (Guangzhou) to discuss trade ties with the Tang dynasty. Building mosques and madrassas, hosting preachers, and creating largely homogenous enclaves within China, Muslim communities persisted throughout repeated disintegration and reformation of Chinese dynasties. 

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China's Final Solution In Xinjiang

by Miles Maochun Yuvia The Caravan
Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Since its founding in 1949, the Chinese communist government in Beijing has long considered a northwestern region on its vast political map a primary troubled spot for the regime and has systematically implemented various measures to seek total control of this important territory. Of the four non-China Proper areas, the other three, i.e. Manchuria, Mongolia and Tibet have longer, and more complicated historical connections with China.

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Neil Monnery On Hong Kong And The Architect Of Prosperity

by Russell Robertsvia EconTalk
Monday, October 8, 2018

Neil Monnery, author of Architect of Prosperity, talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about his book--a biography of John Cowperthwaite, the man often credited with the economic success of Hong Kong. Monnery describes the policies that Cowperthwaite championed and the role they played in the evolution of Hong Kong's economy. How much those policies mattered is the focus of the conversation. Other topics include the relationship between Hong Kong and China and the irony of the challenges Hong Kong faced from U.S. and British protectionism.


Lanhee Chen: Secretary Of State Pompeo Wraps Up Fourth North Korea Trip

interview with Lanhee J. Chenvia Fox News
Sunday, October 7, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Lanhee Chen discusses Secretary of State Pompeo's recent trip to North Korea, and whether North Korea is moving in the right direction.