The U.S. and China Should Compete on Electric Cars

Dec. 8, 2021 By Deborah Seligsohn Ms. Seligsohn is an assistant professor in the political science department at Villanova University. “If you are in the market for an electric vehicle today, there’s a good chance you’ll buy a Tesla. Fast forward a couple of years, and this may no longer be true. Traditional automakers like General …

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China, the Most Powerful Data Broker in the World Is Winning the War Against the U.S. by Matt Pottinger and David Feith – NYT

Nov. 30, 2021 By Matt Pottinger and David Feith Mr. Pottinger served in the Trump administration as the senior Asia adviser in the National Security Council and later as deputy national security adviser. Mr. Feith served as U.S. deputy assistant secretary of state for East Asian and Pacific affairs. “President Joe Biden came away from his summit with China’s …

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Race to the Future: What to Know About the Frantic Quest for Cobalt

A New York Times investigation examines the global demand for raw materials as the clean energy revolution takes off. This is what we found. By Eric Lipton, Dionne Searcey and Michael ForsytheNov. 20, 2021Updated 12:09 p.m. ET The clean energy revolution is replacing oil and gas with a new global force: the minerals and metals needed in electric car batteries, …

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Why Is China Building Up Its Nuclear Arsenal?

Nov. 15, 2021 By Tong Zhao Mr. Zhao is a Beijing-based expert on nuclear policy. BEIJING — Forget about nuclear might. It’s time for the United States to talk to China about mutual vulnerability. It’s clear that Beijing is rapidly expanding its nuclear arsenal. Commercial satellite images suggest China is building more than 100 new intercontinental ballistic missile silos. Reporting emerged …

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As Holidays Near, Bosses Try to Coax Vietnam’s Workers Back to Factories

Vietnam, one of the world’s largest suppliers of apparel and footwear, is experiencing a labor shortage. Many employees are reluctant to return after a harsh summer lockdown. By Sui-Lee Wee and Vo Kieu Bao Uyen Nov. 12, 2021, NYT: “Thu Trang traveled to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, in 2019, ecstatic to get a job at a factory. …

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With China, a ‘Cold War’ Analogy Is Lazy and Dangerous

Nov. 2, 2021 By Joseph S. Nye Jr. ” . . . On the economic level, the United States and China are deeply interdependent. The United States had more than half a trillion dollars in trade with China in 2020. While some voices in Washington talk about “decoupling,” it would be foolish to think we can separate our …

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THOMAS L. FRIEDMAN

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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Thousands Flee Myanmar for India Amid Fears of a Growing Refugee Crisis

For decades, armed conflict, political repression and targeted campaigns against minorities have forced hundreds of thousands of people to leave the country. Now many more are expected to follow. By Sui-Lee Wee Oct. 19, 2021Updated 10:31 a.m. ET Terrified farmers and families with children in Myanmar are fleeing into India as the military junta that seized power …

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China “will not build new coal-fired power projects abroad.”

“President Xi Jinping of China told the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday that his country would stop promoting the growth of the world’s dirtiest fossil fuel overseas, in a major step to address climate change: China, he said, “will not build new coal-fired power projects abroad.” Mr. Xi’s announcement, in prerecorded remarks, was a surprise move …

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ROSS DOUTHAT

What Comes After the 9/11 Era? NYT: Sept. 11, 2021 “Everything in my profession revolved around the War on Terror. And everyone I knew who was even the least bit conservative (a category that included many Democrats) was ready to invade Iraq — and probably Syria and Iran for good measure. Everyone except one college …

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