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China Hopes For Change If Biden Wins, But Little Likely

quoting Elizabeth Economyvia KIRO
Thursday, October 22, 2020

BEIJING — (AP) — Chinese leaders hope Washington will tone down conflicts over trade, technology and security if Joe Biden wins the Nov. 3 presidential election. But any shift is likely to be in style, not substance, as frustration with Beijing increases across the American political spectrum.


The Extension Of A Nuclear Treaty Between The U.S. And Russia Would Be A Crucial, Responsible Step

by George P. Shultz, William J. Perry, Sam Nunnvia The Washington Post
Thursday, October 22, 2020
Albert Einstein is said to have thought that God does not play dice with the universe. Two nations, Russia and the United States, now possess about 90 percent of the world’s inventory of nuclear warheads and have the godlike power to destroy most of humanity and all it has built.
In the News

An Ex-Trump Insider Looks To Our Future With Russia And China

featuring H. R. McMastervia The New York Times
Thursday, October 22, 2020

On his first morning as President Trump’s national security adviser, in 2017, H. R. McMaster invited me to drop by his office. He had heard that The New York Times was getting ready to report on a classified U.S. operation that attempted to sabotage North Korea’s missile programs with cyberstrikes. “Is this the revelation of the modern-day Enigma codes?” he asked, the military historian searching for an analogy from the World War II operation to crack German ciphers.

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In China, Not All Triple-A-Rated Bonds Are Created Equal

via The Wall Street Journal
Thursday, October 22, 2020

Serena Ng of the WSJ details how, triple-A corporate bond ratings inside the PRC have risen from 37.5% of the total in 2015 to 57% today… while in the United States and other countries, triple-A ratings are rare and represent only the best debt issuers.

by Serena Ng


A Virtual Conversation With Lt. General H.R. McMaster

interview with H. R. McMastervia Reagan Foundation
Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow H. R. McMaster talks about his new book Battlegrounds.

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How China Threatens American Democracy

via Foreign Affairs
Wednesday, October 21, 2020

In this Foreign Affairs article, the U.S. National Security Advisor describes how the United States has shone a “spotlight of transparency on the CCP” and encourages others not to ignore the ideology that animates the Party.

by Robert C. O'Brien

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Statement by the Subcommittee on International Human Rights Concerning the Human Rights Situation of Uyghurs and Other Turkic Muslims in Xinjiang, China

via Parliament of Canada
Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Quote from the Canadian Parliament’s Subcommittee statement: “Based on the evidence put forward during the Subcommittee hearings, both in 2018 and 2020, the Subcommittee is persuaded that the actions of the Chinese Communist Party constitute genocide as laid out in the Genocide Convention.”

by Subcommittee on International Human Rights

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'Xi Thought' Is Creeping Into Everything From Chinese Sci-Fi to Company Filings

via Bloomberg
Monday, October 19, 2020

As “Xi Thought” nears elevation alongside “Mao Zedong Thought” in the pantheon of the CCP’s Marxist-Leninist ideology, companies and other elements of society jockey to shape their decisions and actions to match the Leader’s slogans.

Analysis and Commentary

Change Intra-EU Trade To Counter US Currency Aggression

by Melvyn B. Kraussvia Financial Times
Thursday, October 22, 2020

There is a way to protect the bloc from beggar-my-neighbor policies.

In the News

Is China Trying To Displace US As Top Global Power? Two Analysts Differ

quoting Elizabeth Economyvia South China Morning Post
Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Two prominent China analysts debated on Tuesday whether Beijing is attempting to supplant Washington as the foremost global power. Speaking during a South China Morning Post webinar about the state of multilateralism under US President Donald Trump, Elizabeth Economy, a senior fellow with Stanford University‘s Hoover Institution, countered an assertion by David Firestein that Beijing was primarily seeking “a place at the table that is commensurate with its heft”.


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