Year: 2021

China Doesn’t Respect Us Anymore — for Good Reason – Thomas L. Friedman – NYT

We’ve stopped following our formula for success. By Thomas L. Friedman Opinion ColumnistMarch 23, 2021阅读简体中文版閱讀繁體中文版 1486 “Sometimes a comedian cuts through foreign policy issues better than any diplomat. Bill Maher did that the other week with an epic rant on U.S.-China relations, nailing the most troubling contrast between the two countries: China can still get big things done. …

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The Right Way to Boycott the Beijing Olympics – Mitt Romney – NYT

The United States can repudiate Chinese policy without unfairly punishing our athletes. By Mitt Romney. Mr. Romney is a U.S. senator from Utah and was the president and C.E.O. of the Salt Lake Organizing Committee for the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games of 2002. March 15, 2021,  209 comments “As the Beijing Olympic Games approach, it …

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Why Is China Still Going After Hong Kong So Hard? Yi-Zheng Lian – NYT

By Yi-Zheng Lian Mr. Lian, a former chief editor of The Hong Kong Economic Journal, is a longtime commentator on Hong Kong affairs. March 1, 2021, 6:26 a.m. ET The president may be putting personal ambition ahead of his country’s best interests. “On Sunday, the Hong Kong authorities charged 47 pro-democracy activists with “conspiracy to commit subversion” …

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I Actually Like Teaching on Zoom

There may be less human warmth. But there can be more human connection. By Viet Thanh Nguyen Mr. Nguyen, a contributing opinion writer, is the author of the novel “The Sympathizer” and its forthcoming sequel, “The Committed.” He is a professor of English, American studies and comparative literature at the University of Southern California. Feb. 15, …

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Glacier Bursts in India, Leaving 150 Missing in Floods

By Mujib Mashal and Hari Kumar Feb. 7, 2021 NEW DELHI — The Indian authorities were scrambling to evacuate villages and save lives on Sunday after a Himalayan glacier broke and caused sudden, massive flooding in the northern state of Uttarakhand. Vivek Kumar Pandey, a spokesman for the Indo-Tibetan Border Police, said three bodies had been recovered and …

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With Mass Arrests, Beijing Exerts an Increasingly Heavy Hand in Hong Kong – New York Times

By Vivian Wang, Austin Ramzy and Tiffany May Jan. 6, 2021Updated 10:25 a.m. ET “HONG KONG — They descended before dawn, 1,000 police officers fanning out across Hong Kong to the homes and offices of opposition lawmakers, activists and lawyers. They whisked many off in police cars, often without telling relatives or friends where they were being taken. Within a …

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