David Lindsay

Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken, United States Ambassador to China Max Baucus, Press Roundtable, Lost Heaven Restaurant, Beijing, China | U.S. Embassy & Consulates in China

Tony Blinken keeps repeating the same good talking points on the TPP, without explaining how any one them might actually work. This PR is not that impressive, unless, it was all too new what would work and what wouldn’t. “Press: I have three questions.  The first is, the Obama administration has continued saying that the United …

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‘Trump Is Better’: In Asia, Pro-Democracy Forces Worry About Biden

“BANGKOK – A dissident once branded Enemy No. 1 by the Chinese Communist Party is spreading conspiracy theories about vote-rigging in the American presidential election. Pro-democracy campaigners from Hong Kong are championing President Trump’s claims of an electoral victory. Human rights activists and religious leaders in Vietnam and Myanmar are expressing reservations about President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr.’s ability …

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Opinion | Cooperative Competition Is Possible Between China and the U.S.

This is a well-crafted op-ed with many excellent points. But what about self-determination for the Uigers, the Taiwanese, or the other countries, the ASEAN countries, that also call the South China Sea home? Hopefully Joe Biden will bring the US back into the TPP, the Trans Pacific Partnership. Acting editorial page editor Kathleen Kingsbury wrote …

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There Are No Children Here. Just Lots of Life-Size Dolls. – The New York Times

There Are No Children Here. Just Lots of Life-Size Dolls. As Japan’s population shrinks and ages, rural areas are emptying out. In one childless village, two dozen adults compensate for the absence with the company of hundreds of giant handmade dolls. A group of women touring the school in Nagoro, which was closed after the …

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Opinion | Is China Heading for Crisis? – by Bret Stephens – The New York Times

“In 2001, Gordon Chang, an American lawyer who had spent many years in Hong Kong and Shanghai, published a book forebodingly titled “The Coming Collapse of China.” At the time, the thesis seemed improbable, if not preposterous. It looks a great deal less improbable now. China — or, rather, the Chinese regime — is in …

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Trump Administration Could Blacklist China’s Hikvision, a Surveillance Firm – The New York Times

By Ana Swanson and Edward Wong May 21, 2019 208 阅读简体中文版閱讀繁體中文版 “WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is considering limits to a Chinese video surveillance giant’s ability to buy American technology, people familiar with the matter said, the latest attempt to counter Beijing’s global economic ambitions. The move would effectively place the company, Hikvision, on a United States blacklist. …

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Trump Undermines Top Trade Adviser as He Pushes for China Deal – By Ana Swanson – The New York Times

By Ana Swanson Feb. 26, 2019 + WASHINGTON — President Trump has signaled that he is moving toward peace with China in a trade standoff that has rattled markets and businesses globally. But as he backs off his threat to impose higher tariffs, the president’s relationship with his own trade negotiator is now showing signs of …

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Opinion | The Real China Challenge: Managing Its Decline – The New York Times

By Bret Stephens Opinion Columnist Nov. 29, 2018.    112 Sculptures on the campus of the Alibaba Group in Hangzhou, China.CreditCreditBryan Denton for The New York Times “In 2009, The Economist wrote about an up-and-coming global power: Brazil. Its economy, the magazine suggested, would soon overtake that of France or the U.K. as the world’s fifth largest. …

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Why the Wilder Storms? It’s a ‘Loaded Dice’ Problem – By Somini Sengupta -NYT

By Somini Sengupta,      Oct. 5, 2018 16 comments Filipinos fled their homes in Marikina, part of the Metropolitan Manila region, during a flash flood in August. CreditCreditFrancis R Malasig/EPA, via Shutterstock  from NYT “Torrential rainfall lashed Japan in July. A cloudburst in August submerged entire villages in south India. In September, Hurricane Florence burst dams and lagoons, with coal ash and pig waste spilling into the …

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