|Living a Lie or Living the Truth in China|
These days, many Washington policymakers, U.S. corporations, Wall Street investors, and some international financial institutions have put aside their rational thinking and, once again, succumbed to wishful thinking. All that is needed, they say, is a U.S.–China trade agreement to smooth the jittery stock market and halt the decline in the global economy.
|Taiwan Shows China Open Society is the Future|
In China, there has long been a saying: “A weasel giving New Year’s greetings to a hen has ulterior motives.”
|Beijing’s Achilles’ Heel: Lack of Legitimacy|
Confucius (551-479 BC) said, “When a name is not given correctly, what is said is not accepted when what is said is not accepted, matters are not accomplished.”
|China Logic: A Guide to Uncivilized Behavior|
It seems that there are two forms of logic in this world: logic that most of us use and Chinese logic. Those who read Josh Rogin’s article “Inside China’s ‘Tantrum Diplomacy’ at APEC” in The Washington Post might ask, why does the international community treat this rogue state with business as usual, as if it is a normal and rational state actor?
|When Technology Meets Tyranny|
As China heads full force into developing AI weapons, the West needs to take a stand
|Beijing’s New Hostage Diplomacy|
The party-state in China is expanding its hostage-taking from Chinese dissidents to overseas Chinese, to non-Chinese from Western countries
|Beijing’s Stepped-Up Repression|
Sausages may look awfully tasty on the plate, but few would perhaps wish to know the entire sausage-making process.
These days, while some Wall Street executives and panda-huggers are eager to cheer for China’s economic progress, they may have skipped the latest media headlines on massive rights abuses in the Middle Kingdom.
|US to Adopt a China Policy Based on Realism|
Lao Tzu, the founder of Taoism, reminded us in the sixth century BC, “Let reality be reality.”
That seems to be precisely what U.S. Vice President Mike Pence did on Oct. 4, when he delivered a comprehensive policy speech on China at the Hudson Institute.
|Taming the Red Dragon in the Trade War|
Washington is understandably seeking to resort to all available means to level the playing field in the current trade war with Beijing.
This war is specifically about the U.S. trade deficit with China, which has reached $152.2 billion, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.
But it’s really about much more than that.
The U.S. Trade Representative has found that “Chinese theft of American IP currently costs between $225 billion and $600 billion annually.”
|The Lingering Ghost of the Cultural Revolution|
In “1984,” George Orwell cautioned us, “The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history.” Orwell further pointed out: “Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past.”