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China: A Great Wall Too Far?

There is a fascinating article over on the New York Times site that everyone with an interest in China should read. In Xi Jinping Wanted Global Dominance. He Overshot., Yi-Zheng Lian argues that under its current leadership, China has gotten itself into serious problems. Specifically, he says, Xi and his supporters revealed their hand too…

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Real Treason…and China

From the Editor’s Desk I had an interesting thought the other day. It’s not necessarily profound or anything, but it did occur to me that I’ve seeing a lot of articles lately about how China is overtaking us. The People’s Republic is becoming, we suspect, the world’s dominant power, and leaving us in the dust.…

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Chinese Threat To American Institutions

There’s an interesting article over on the Washington Post site that is well worth a read. In “China’s Fingerprints are everywhere,” David Ignatius looks at how the Chinese government is using a combination of threats, money, and behind the scenes pressure to undermine American institutions, particularly in the academe and political think tanks. Basically, says…

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Yes to a Virtual Wall

Physical boundaries such as walls were so last century’s security crisis.  We’ve evolved now to the point that the real threat is now virtual contact.  China or Russia don’t have to be physically near us to be the real threat. Small groups of people used to be able to fend off an entire army by…

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Russia/China Will Interfere In 2020

This will come as a surprise to nobody, though the GOP will doubtlessly proclaim themselves shocked, shocked…and refuse to admit that it is happening. But, according to NBC, American intelligence agencies are saying it is pretty much certain that China and Russia will both try to interfere in the 2020 elections, hoping to keep useful…

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Russians Cheered By Putin’s Boy

On Thursday (20 December) Trump called for the removal of American troops from Syria. On that day as well, General Mattis resigned in frustration and fury. And by Friday (21 December) Russia was cheering the developments. Trump was clearly Putin’s boy again. The Daily Beast reports that “…the Mattis departure is being cheered in Russia.…

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We’re Looking For A Few Good Reads

We’ve found some fascinating reads on the web this week. They range from stories of courage and morality, to, alas, the very opposite. So, take a look at these: Fascinating article on Remezcla this week about Ralph Lazo, a young Mexican-American who decided to support his Japanese-American friends in World War II by joining them…

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Oh, Look. Farmers are Getting Screwed By 45

Again, put this down in the No Surprises Column… Farmers, some of wom backed Trump to the hilt, are waking up to the fact that they’d be in the middle of any trade war with China. Thus, writes David Weigel in The Washington Post, “Many of the farmers who helped propel Donald Trump to the…

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China Says It Will Hit Back

Coming under the No, Not Really file… Donald Trump announced stiff tariffs on China. Then, surprise, surprise, surprise (who would have thought it?), China has retaliated. Writing in Politico, Megan Cassella reports that China to slap tariffs on 128 U.S. goods. In particular, she notes, “China will impose a 15 percent tariff increase on goods…

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