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Pacific Century: Sinocism Talks Hong Kong

interview with Michael R. Auslin, John Yoovia The Pacific Century
Thursday, May 28, 2020

The importance of the recent National People’s Congress meeting in Beijing and its decision to impose a national security law on Hong Kong.

In the News

The Pacific Deterrence Initiative: Peace Through Strength In The Indo-Pacific

quoting General Jim Mattisvia War on the Rocks
Thursday, May 28, 2020
The credibility of American deterrence rests on a simple foundation. America prevents wars by convincing its adversaries they cannot win. Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis said it succinctly: Deterrence is achieved when the enemy decides, “Not today. You, militarily, cannot win it, so don’t even try it.” Currently, in the Indo-Pacific, that foundation of deterrence is crumbling as an increasingly aggressive China continues its comprehensive military modernization.

Raghuram Rajan: Covid-19 Will Be A 'Crushing Blow' For Emerging Markets

interview with Raghuram Rajanvia BBC
Thursday, May 28, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Raghuram Rajan discusses the world post-COVID-19 and notes that many developing countries will struggle to recover from the economic impact of COVID-19.

Analysis and Commentary

Lanhee Chen: The World Health Organization Desperately Needs Reform

by Lanhee J. Chenvia Townhall Review
Wednesday, May 27, 2020

The World Health Organization botched its response to the novel coronavirus. It legitimized China’s early and misleading claims about the disease, which set back the initial response to the virus in other countries, including in the US

Analysis and Commentary

Our Economy's Got A Population Problem

by Timothy Kanevia Fox Business
Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Low birth rate could cost us our financial future, superpower status.

In the News

Taiwan’s Tsai Pledges Support For People Of Hong Kong After China Proposes National Security Law

quoting Elizabeth Economyvia CNBC
Monday, May 25, 2020
Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen said late on Sunday that the self-ruled democratic island “stands with the people of Hong Kong” as she pledged “necessary assistance” to Hong Kongers who need help.
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Elizabeth Economy: COVID-19 and China | Hoover Virtual Policy Briefing

interview with Elizabeth Economyvia Hoover Podcasts
Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Elizabeth Economy discusses COVID-19 and China.


The End Of Hong Kong As We Knew It

by Larry Diamondvia The American Interest
Tuesday, May 26, 2020

“One country, two systems” was always unstable. Now it is beginning to disintegrate.

Analysis and Commentary

Getting Back To Business With China

by Alvin Rabushkavia Thoughtful Ideas
Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Is it time for the U.S. to move on from the blame game over who did what on Covid-19, and get back to doing business with the Chinese Communist Party, China’s Government, Chinese universities, business firms, and social organizations?

Analysis and Commentary

Six Questions For Xi Jinping: Another Update

by Niall Fergusonvia Niall Ferguson
Tuesday, May 26, 2020

It is now seven weeks since I published an opinion column in the London Sunday Times with the headline, “Let’s Zoom Xi Jinping. He has questions to answer about coronavirus” (April 5, 2020). In it, I posed six questions that I suggested should be put to the Chinese President and Communist Party General Secretary Xi Jinping.