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Why China Turned Against Jack Ma

The Alibaba chief paid for pushing back against Beijing. But the shift in attitude also speaks to a growing wealth gap and diminished opportunities for the young. By Li Yuan Published Dec. 24, 2020 Updated Jan. 20, 2021 阅读简体中文版閱讀繁體中文版 In China, Jack Ma is synonymous with success. The English teacher turned internet entrepreneur is the country’s richest person. He founded Alibaba, the …

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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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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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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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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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After Trump, Biden Faces Pressure to Stand Up to China by Embracing Taiwan

“TAIPEI, Taiwan — President Trump has made cultivating closer ties with Taiwan a critical part of his efforts to counter China’s rising influence. He has significantly increased weapons sales to Taiwan’s military, vowed to step up economic cooperation, and generally bolstered relations with the self-ruled democratic island — even in his waning days. His successor, President-elect Joseph R. Biden …

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