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Jimmy Lai And The Fight For Freedom In Hong Kong

interview with Jimmy Laivia Uncommon Knowledge
Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Democracy and freedom currently hang by a thread in Hong Kong. How much longer will China tolerate dissent before violently crushing the protests? What is America's role and responsibility in the fight to save liberty in Hong Kong?

In the News

China Trade Talks Restart As White House Explores Escalation Options

quoting Elizabeth Economyvia The New York Times
Friday, October 11, 2019
American and Chinese officials met for the 13th round of trade negotiations on Thursday amid growing expectations of a limited deal that could ease tensions and address some of President Trump’s concerns about China’s economic practices.
In the News

Is China Heading For Crisis?

quoting Larry Diamondvia The New York Times
Thursday, October 3, 2019
In 2001, Gordon Chang, an American lawyer who had spent many years in Hong Kong and Shanghai, published a book forebodingly titled “The Coming Collapse of China.” At the time, the thesis seemed improbable, if not preposterous.
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A Breakdown In U.S.-China Relations Would Damage Both Sides

quoting Michael McFaulvia Stanford Business
Wednesday, September 25, 2019
If the tariff dispute between the United States and China continues, U.S. businesses and consumers could suffer, warned top business leaders at the Stanford China Economic Forum on Monday.

While The U.S. Snoozes, Putin And Xi Are Having A Bromance And Flexing Their Global Muscle | Opinion

by Markos Kounalakis
Thursday, September 26, 2019

America is looking inward, resembling a sullen, sometimes confused navel-gazing couch-potato. It’s tired of going outside and bored with the world.


US And China In The Early Stages Of A Second Cold War, Academic Says

interview with Niall Fergusonvia CNBC International TV
Friday, September 6, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Niall Ferguson discusses world politics, Hong Kong, and the US-China trade war.

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US-China Trade Dispute Is ‘Already In The Early Stages’ Of A Second Cold War, Niall Ferguson Says

quoting Niall Fergusonvia CNBC
Friday, September 6, 2019
The world’s two largest economies are “already in the early stages” of a second Cold War, according to Niall Ferguson, a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University.
Hong Kong Umbrella Revolution Collection, Box 2, Hoover Institution Archives
Analysis and Commentary

Hong Kong Protesters Teach China A Thing Or Two, But They Need Their Own History Lessons, Too

by Markos Kounalakisvia Miami Herald
Thursday, September 5, 2019

Pencils sharpened. Check. Lunches packed. Check. Yellow helmets and gas masks. Check.

Don’t Be Fooled By Kim’s Boyish Grin

by Markos Kounalakis
Thursday, August 29, 2019

Dog legs were first mistaken by the youthful American delegation to be a unique delicacy on the North Korean dinner menu. Pyongyang’s foreign minister, bemused, clarified for the 48 red-capped youths representing every state but New York and California that they were a recurring feature of the new Trump Wonsan Golf Paradise.

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Jimmy Carter’s 1977 Law Gives Trump Sweeping Powers To Block China Trade

quoting John Yoovia The Washington Examiner
Tuesday, August 27, 2019
Legal scholars and trade policy experts say that President Trump is right to claim broad powers to prohibit companies from trading with foreign countries thanks to a 1977 law that has previously not garnered much attention outside the context of national security.