David Lindsay

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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As Vote Nears- Cambodia’s Leader Has Opponents- but No Competition – By Julia Wallace – NYT

By Julia Wallace July 11, 2018 + “PHNOM PENH, Cambodia — It’s election season in Cambodia, and the fireflies are out. Cambodians use that term — “ampil ampik,” in the Khmer language — to refer to little-known political parties that flash onto the scene shortly before an election, then fade back into obscurity. Twenty parties, some …

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Opinion | The Ornithologist the Internet Called a Murderer – The New York Times

In September 2015, Dr. Filardi and a team of researchers from the museum and the University of the South Pacific ascended the rugged Chupukama Ridge, on Guadalcanal, one of the Solomon Islands, which he described in his field journal as “a sky island filled with scientific mystery.” The goal of the mission was not only …

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Opinion | Trump Was Outfoxed in Singapore – by Nicholas Kristof – NYT

It sure looks as if President Trump was hoodwinked in Singapore. Trump made a huge concession — the suspension of military exercises with South Korea. That’s on top of the broader concession of the summit meeting itself, security guarantees he gave North Korea and the legitimacy that the summit provides his counterpart, Kim Jong-un. Within …

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