On Wednesday morning, Hong Kong Chief Carrie Lam announced a formal withdrawal of the extradition bill that prompted more than three months of protests for freedom.
While we hoped freer trade with the West would lead China toward liberal democracy, the result has been an increasingly oppressive government.
Among the 132 villages that make up the Uttarkashi district in India, 216 children were born in the last three months. Not one of them was a baby girl.
China’s state-run media hid the Hong Kong anti-extradition protests until things turned violent, a ploy eerily reminiscent of the infamous 1989 protests.
Unrelated to the Hong Kong protests, citizens in Yangluo, China, are now protesting against horrific environmental conditions and government negligence.
What’s more impressive than 2 million people walking through Hong Kong demanding freedom? The fact that all protests have remained peaceful, even as police attack.
The maturity and dignity that Hong Kongers are demonstrating while protesting, and their devotion to political freedom, powerfully rebuts Beijing’s assertion that democracy is incompatible with Chinese people and culture.
Hong Kong has been, until now, one of the freest places in Asia. A new extradition bill, only the latest in Beijing’s demands, threatens that status.
Instead of idealism, ensuring stability and order, regardless of who provides it, should be the key American aim in South Asia.
President Trump should lead Kim Jong Un to committing to an action plan and realistic goals while refraining from showering him with needless and unearned praise.
To the many critics who accuse President Trump of tearing down the international order, even requesting more money from allies is wrong. But South Korea should pay substantively more.
China has enough bargaining chips to cement its spot as export king of the developing world. Trump must be strategic in trade negotiations with Xi Jinping.
Since the Cold War, Americans have struggled to morally compare themselves to another superpower. That has to change.
Last Sunday, the Russian military opened fire and seized three Ukrainian ships. How will President Trump respond to Putin flexing his military muscle?
Dolce and Gabbana had to cancel its Shanghai fashion show after its ‘DG Loves China’ campaign drew wide condemnation from patriotic Chinese.
It is better to be a conservative realist and nationalist than to be a utopian internationalist and be slapped in the face by reality.
The Trump administration says it will push back against Chinese military aggression, espionage, debt diplomacy, and human rights abuses. It’s about time.
Chinese leaders are patient, methodical, and relentless. They won’t stop until they accomplish their strategic goal. The world should take note.
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