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Analysis and Commentary

China Humiliates Another Western Company

by Michael R. Auslinvia Wall Street Journal
Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Beijing increasingly demands corporate self-censorship.

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Technology Theft Goes Both Ways – As China Is Discovering

by Michael R. Auslinvia The Spectator
Friday, February 16, 2018

Beijing is starting to worry that the rest of the world will steal its advanced technology. The Chinese military is calling for stronger protection of the country’s intellectual property, particularly in sensitive defence areas. Supercomputers, drones, rocket launchers and the like, were singled out as areas where ‘generations’ of Chinese research cannot be allowed to be put at risk.

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Lanhee Chen: Swooning Over a Brutal, Murderous Regime

by Lanhee J. Chenvia Townhall
Thursday, February 15, 2018

Liberal media outlets are swooning over North Korea’s “sports diplomacy” at the 2018 Winter Olympic Games. They’ve even suggested that somehow the North Koreans have outmaneuvered the Trump Administration in the diplomatic arena.

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Who's Really Winning The North Korea Standoff?

by Victor Davis Hansonvia The National Review
Thursday, February 15, 2018

Kim Jong-un may seem to have the upper hand, but the U.S. is quietly proving otherwise.

Interviews

Kori Schake: Will China Impose A New World Order?

by Tunku Varadarajanfeaturing Kori Schakevia Wall Street Journal
Friday, February 9, 2018
When Pax Britannica gave way to Pax Americana, the transition was peaceful. A repeat is unlikely, says the author of ‘Safe Passage.’
In the News

Reminders That in China, Life Is a Job

quoting Larry Diamondvia Townhall
Friday, February 9, 2018

"Vita est lavorum." That's Latin for "Life is a job." I didn't learn that in school or even from a book. I learned that from Father Guido Sarducci.

In the News

Trump Advisers Clash Over 'Bloody Nose' Strike On North Korea

quoting Jamil Jaffervia CNN
Thursday, February 1, 2018

The tabled nomination of a widely-respected diplomat is bringing renewed focus to divisions inside the Trump administration over how tough the US should be in positioning against North Korea with nuclear tests expected to resume after the upcoming Olympics.

In the News

Trump Calls Out Iran, North Korea; Labels China, Russia 'Rivals'

quoting Lanhee J. Chenvia Radio Free Europe Radio Liberty
Wednesday, January 31, 2018

U.S. President Donald Trump has described China and Russia as rivals that must be confronted with "unmatched power," and has called on Congress to fix "fundamental flaws" in the landmark nuclear deal between world powers and Iran.

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9 Hour Railway Station

by John H. Cochrane via The Grumpy Economist
Wednesday, January 31, 2018

China builds a railway station in 9 hours (HT Marginal Revolution). Yes, it's basically a propaganda video, but interesting nonetheless as a reflection on infrastructure. 

Interviews

Glenn Tiffert: Hearing on The Long Arm of China: Exporting Authoritarianism With Chinese Characteristics

interview with Glenn Tiffertvia Congressional-Executive Commission on China
Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Hoover Institution fellow Glenn Tiffert, at a Congressional hearing, examines the Chinese government's foreign influence operations intended to censor critical discussion of its history and human rights record and to intimidate critics of its repressive policies.

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