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China’s Bullying Is Becoming a Danger to the World and Itself By Thomas L. Friedman Opinion Columnist阅读简体中文版閱讀繁體中文版 “Ever since Deng Xiaoping opened China to the world in the late 1970s, many in the West wanted to see the country succeed, because we thought China — despite its brutal authoritarian political structure — was on a path …

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Is There a War Coming Between China and the U.S.?

By Thomas L. Friedman April 27, 2021 Opinion Columnist阅读简体中文版閱讀繁體中文版 If you’re looking for a compelling beach read this summer, I recommend the novel “2034,” by James Stavridis, a retired admiral, and Elliot Ackerman, a former Marine and intelligence officer. The book is about how China and America go to war in 2034, beginning with a naval battle near …

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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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Opinion | The World-Shaking News That You’re Missing – By Thomas L. Friedman – The New York Times

By Thomas L. Friedman Opinion Columnist Nov. 26, 2019 478 The site of a meeting in June between President Trump and President Xi Jinping of China.Credit…Erin Schaff/The New York Times 阅读简体中文版閱讀繁體中文版 “SINGAPORE — One of the most negative byproducts of the Trump presidency is that all we talk about now is Donald Trump. Don’t get me …

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Opinion | Hong Kong’s Protests Could Be Another Social Media Revolution That Ends in Failure – By Thomas L. Friedman – The New York Times

By Thomas L. Friedman Opinion Columnist Sept. 17, 2019 138 Protesters in Hong Kong on Sept. 6.CreditCreditAn Rong Xu for The New York Times 阅读简体中文版閱讀繁體中文版 “HONG KONG — Pay attention to Hong Kong. The three months of protests here speak volumes about the state of democracy today — how the human quest for freedom can’t be …

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Opinion | China Deserves Donald Trump – By Thomas L. Friedman – The New York Times

By Thomas L. Friedman Opinion Columnist,  May 21, 2019,   1420  President Trump insists that his tough approach to China will benefit the United States.CreditEric Thayer for The New York Times   阅读简体中文版閱讀繁體中文版 “A U.S. businessman friend of mine who works in China remarked to me recently that Donald Trump is not the American president America deserves, …

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Opinion | China and Trump- Listen Up! – by Thomas Friedman – The New York Times

“HONG KONG — I’ve been in Tokyo and Hong Kong this week, and if I were to distill what echoed in all my conversations, it would sound something like this: From Chinese business and government types, some real anxiety — “Can you please tell me what is President Trump’s bottom line in this trade war? …

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Opinion | The U.S. and China Are Finally Having It Out – by Thomas Friedman – NYT

“The assumption was that as China grew, and the W.T.O. moved to a new regime, China would quickly cut its tariffs — like its 25 percent tax on car imports, compared with the 2.5 percent tariff imposed by the U.S. But the W.T.O. still has not completed a new trade round and China has refused …

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Opinion | The U.S. and China: More Alike Than We’d Like? – by Thomas Friedman – NYT

“It is impossible to visit China these days and not compare and contrast the drama playing out in Beijing politics with the drama playing out in Washington politics. While the differences are many, I am sorry to report that some of the parallels are getting too close for comfort. Let’s start with the fact that …

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Some Things Are True Even if Trump Believes Them – by Thomas Friedman – NYT

Thomas Friedman is great in this column. He writes that China is a big problem, but the Trump steel tariff hurts our allies and not China. Then: “So what would a smart American president do? First, he’d sign the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade accord. TPP eliminated as many as 18,000 tariffs on U.S. exports with the …

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