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Selling Out American Exceptionalism

quoting Victor Davis Hansonvia Patriot Post
Thursday, May 16, 2019

That Americans are being bombarded by warnings of economic calamity arising from the escalating trade war with China is no accident. For decades, the nation has been sold a globalist bill of goods whereby international trade — regardless of the consequences it engendered domestically — was to be pursued with unrelenting vigor. That we’re getting cheap consumer goods from Communist thugs who wish to rule the world? For the globalists, who also see the nation-state as an anachronism, any moral component attached to “free” trade is irrelevant.

The Classicist with Victor Davis Hanson:
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The Classicist: Understanding Chinese Strategy

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia The Classicist
Thursday, May 16, 2019

A deep analysis of how Beijing is asserting itself on the world stage.


Michael Spence: Auto Tariff Delay 'Good News' For China Trade Talks

interview with Michael Spencevia Yahoo Finance
Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Michael Spence discusses how the US delaying tariffs on auto imports plays into trade negotiations with China.


Trump Has 'Promise Fatigue' From Dealing With China

by Michael R. Auslinvia Real Clear Politics
Wednesday, May 15, 2019

President Trump’s abrupt decision to increase tariffs to 25 percent on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods has upended the on-going trade talks between Washington and Beijing. While the Chinese both scrambled to send high-level negotiators to try and salvage negotiations and also levied reciprocal tariffs on $60 billion worth of U.S. goods, it was Beijing’s reported decision to renege on most of its trade concessions that prompted Trump’s turn-around.


Victor David Hanson On The John Batchelor Show

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia The John Batchelor Show
Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson talks about his book The Case for Trump.

In the News

Trump To China: We Always Win

quoting Victor Davis Hansonvia Rush Limbaugh Show
Tuesday, May 14, 2019

RUSH: Now, I wanted to move on to the China situation at present, and we’ll be returning to previous subjects that we discussed when we head back to the phones in mere moments. But grab audio sound bite number 6. Last night, Victor Davis Hanson was on with Laura Ingraham on The Ingraham Angle. Her question: “China has been doing this near criminal behavior,” meaning the trade policy, “for a while now. But companies want to produce stuff more cheaply in Asia, and they don’t want anybody to tinker with the way it has been.”

In the News

Congressional Hearing Considers Smart Competition With China

quoting Elizabeth Economyvia The Epoch Times
Tuesday, May 14, 2019

In a sign of the significance with which Congress now regards matters relating to China, more than 20 members of the House of Representatives attended a recent Committee on Foreign Affairs hearing, making statements and asking probing questions.

In the News

Ex-Top Trump Aide McMaster Says Accepting North Korea Nukes Would Push Japan To Debate Own Deterrent

featuring H. R. McMastervia Japan Times
Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Former U.S. national security adviser H.R. McMaster has said that the United States accepting North Korea as a de facto nuclear power would prompt Japan to debate whether or not it needed its own nuclear weapons, a claim that comes amid rekindled tensions on the Korean Peninsula.


Elizabeth Economy's Testimony Before The House Hearing On Smart Competition With China

interview with Elizabeth Economyvia YouTube
Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Elizabeth Economy testifies at the House Hearing concerning  "Smart Competition: Adapting U.S. Strategy Toward China at 40 Years."

Analysis and Commentary

Did Huawei’s Chairman Just Admit That Huawei Spies?

by Michael R. Auslinvia National Review
Tuesday, May 14, 2019
According to Reuters, Huawei’s chairman offered to make “no-spy” agreements with Western governments to be allowed to participate in building 5G networks. Is the offer an implicit acknowledgment that Huawei does indeed spy on its customers, or that it has the capability to?