[An edited copy of this article under the title "America should not blame trade – or its trading partners – for its ills " is initially published at the South China Morning Post (pdf archive here)] Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump are leading a new American awakening on global trade. According to the new emerging consensus, America has been the victim of bad trade deals - … [Read more...] about America at a Crossroad: Rethinking Trade, Geopolitics, and Economic Well-Being
I like Trump’s Vision of American Power Abroad
I know there are few or no Trump supporters here ... still whatever you think about Trump, I think if you see the injustice of U.S. meddling in Middle East, Africa, the Baltic, and Asia, you have to like and take notice what Trump recently said. You don't even have to support Trump. If you believe Trump is somehow mysteriously in tune with the bulk of the American people, … [Read more...] about I like Trump’s Vision of American Power Abroad
Russia and China – Strategic Partners Or Partners of Convenience?
Mr. Unknown and the blogger known as the Saker has collaborated to write an interesting, provocative, and insightful piece end of last year. I truly applaud the effort and feel honored that China does have true friends from Russia. And I am truly heartened to see that there are Russians who do see China as equals ... and more importantly ... as friends. Overall I learned … [Read more...] about Russia and China – Strategic Partners Or Partners of Convenience?
U.S. S. China Sea Provocation … What Next?
This story has been brewing for a while. The U.S. has been saying for months that it is going to challenge China's "increasingly assertive claims" in the S. China Sea ... militarily - by sailing warships through some of the most sensitive parts of the S. China Sea. Many have bemoaned when the U.S. appeared to deliberate and delay and delay. But yesterday, the U.S. finally … [Read more...] about U.S. S. China Sea Provocation … What Next?
The Ouster of Hung Hsiu-chu
Over the weekend, the KMT nullified Hung Hsiu-chu’s nomination and selected party chairman Eric Chu to lead the ticket in the Jan. 16 election. George Koo wrote a piece about it last week. I typically don't comment that much on populist politics since they are fleeting, shallow, and often end up, when on look back, just dust in the wind. Here are some of my takes: … [Read more...] about The Ouster of Hung Hsiu-chu