American Privilege Is No Longer Invisible

August 08, 2019

After US President Donald Trump, in his tug of war with China over trade, formally accused Beijing of currency manipulation, the Chinese shot back with this message: “Today some in America are obsessed with American privilege to the point of destroying international rules and the international...

It’s Time for Hong Kong to Get Real

August 07, 2019

It is easy to sympathize with anxieties over the extradition bill and worsening living standards that prompted the current eruption of protests in Hong Kong. But many people are talking and behaving as if the territory will not be fully integrated with mainland China by 2047. This is fanciful. The...

Reassessing China’s Social Credit System

August 02, 2019

Wired takes a new look at China’s social credit system that has been nearly unanimously maligned in the West as a totalitarian tool that should frighten any freedom-loving citizen of a Western democracy out of his or her wits. The Chinese claim it is an efficient management tool. Wired clearly...

Tianjin Explosion Could Be a Turning Point in China’s Corruption Crackdown

August 17, 2015

The Tianjin explosion may hurt the city's economy, but it will hurt its corrupt officials more. The massive explosion that tore through the port of Tianjin on August 12 has had a profound effect on the city. As well as the terrible loss of life and the unknown environmental effects to come, its...