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Analysis and Commentary

In Helping Hong Kong, Follow the Cold War Model

by John Yoo, Robert J. Delahuntyvia Newsweek
Tuesday, May 26, 2020

The Chinese Communist Party's (CCP) move to defy its legal obligations and dismantle Hong Kong's autonomy leaves the Trump White House with few good options. The United States will not use military force to defend a tiny city-state that partially sits on the Chinese mainland. But American leaders could render the CCP's victory a hollow one. They could create a haven in this country for Hong Kong's greatest assets—its human and financial capital.


Lanhee Chen: Protesters In Hong Kong Gather To Oppose National Security Law

interview with Lanhee J. Chenvia KCBS Radio: On-Demand
Sunday, May 24, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Lanhee Chen discusses a new national security law that spurred people in Hong Kong to protest being under China's rule and thus a degradation of rights in Hong Kong.


‘Beijing Leaders And Pawns In Hong Kong Now Crossing A Rubicon’ - Larry Diamond

interview with Larry Diamondvia HK CitizenNews
Sunday, May 24, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Larry Diamond discusses Beijing's approach to governing Hong Kong.

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Beijing Moves To Control Hong Kong

by Michael R. Auslinvia National Review
Friday, May 22, 2020

The PRC's geopolitical hardball could reshape Asia.


Niall Ferguson: 'Cold War II Is Happening Now'

interview with Niall Fergusonvia RNZ
Sunday, May 24, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Niall Ferguson says the increasing toxicity in the relationship between the US and China is a sure sign that we are now living in Cold War II. 

In the News

Trump, GOP Go All-In On Anti-China Strategy

quoting Lanhee J. Chenvia The Hill
Saturday, May 23, 2020

Republicans are amplifying President Trump's anti-China rhetoric on Capitol Hill and in campaign ads across the country as the White House seeks to blame Beijing for a pandemic that has devastated the U.S. economy and killed almost 100,000 people in the U.S.

Hong Kong Umbrella Revolution Collection, Box 2, Hoover Institution Archives
Analysis and Commentary

Red Flag Over Hong Kong: China's Broken Promise To Hong Kong

by Alvin Rabushkavia Thoughtful Ideas
Friday, May 22, 2020
Read the following book (free download) for a thorough understanding of China's broken promise to Hong Kong that its residents would enjoy a high degree of autonomy for 50 years to maintain their separate political, economic, and social systems.
In the News

Coronavirus Looms Over China’s National Legislative Session

quoting Elizabeth Economyvia Sentinel & Enterprise
Wednesday, May 20, 2020

When China convenes its National People’s Congress on Friday, will the 3,000 delegates stand shoulder to shoulder as they have in years past? Will they wear masks?

Elizabeth Economy: COVID-19 and China

interview with Elizabeth Economyvia Hoover Virtual Policy Briefings
Tuesday, May 26, 2020

A Hoover Virtual Policy Briefing with Elizabeth Economy: COVID-19 and China
Tuesday, May 26, 2020 at 11AM PT/ 2PM ET.

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Lanhee Chen: COVID-19 and the Politics of the World Health Organization | Hoover Virtual Policy Briefing

interview with Lanhee J. Chenvia Hoover Podcasts
Thursday, May 21, 2020

Lanhee Chen discusses COVID-19 and the Politics of the World Health Organization.