China

Tibet’s Long Fight for Freedom

Tibet’s Long Fight for Freedom

In the eyes of Tibetan Buddhists, Tenzin Gyatso is the flesh-and-blood reincarnation of Avalokiteśvara, the thousand-armed bodhisattva of compassion. In the eyes of the Chinese Communist Party, he is “a wolf in monk’s clothing, a devil with a human face but the heart of a beast.” Tibet’s 14th

Aaron Sarin
Aaron Sarin
12 min read
Politics
Chinese Culture and the Red Line of Morality

Chinese Culture and the Red Line of Morality

Last week, members of China’s television, radio, and online entertainment sectors were made to attend a symposium in Beijing with the theme Love the Party, Love the Country, Advocate Morality and Art. They were instructed to abandon vulgarity, hedonism, the worship of money, and “extreme individualism.” These vague injunctions

Aaron Sarin
Aaron Sarin
6 min read
China
Time for Less Long-Term Thinking About China

Time for Less Long-Term Thinking About China

Today, an old friend and former colleague of mine, the Canadian diplomat and political analyst Michael Kovrig, will mark a horrifying milestone: 1,000 days in detention in a Beijing jail, held as a human bargaining chip. With the conviction last month on spurious espionage charges of another Canadian detained

Erik D'Amato
Erik D'Amato
6 min read
World Affairs
Welcome to Cold War II

Welcome to Cold War II

In early June, with little fanfare or press coverage, the US Senate passed a 2,400-page bill called “The United States Innovation and Competition Act (USICA).” Heralded as “the most significant government intervention in industrial policy in decades,” the bill will pump over $200 billion into a diverse spectrum of

Ari David Blaff
Ari David Blaff
7 min read
Politics
Pax Americana is Here to Stay

Pax Americana is Here to Stay

Much has been said recently of America’s “decline” on the world stage, with frequent narratives on American global primacy ceding ground to an unstoppable and strategically focused China, and thus with it the larger rules-based international order Washington helped construct in the post-war period. Notions of the end of

Imran Said
Imran Said
7 min read
China
I Was Invited to Testify on Energy Policy. Then Democrats Didn't Let Me Speak

I Was Invited to Testify on Energy Policy. Then Democrats Didn't Let Me Speak

Today, shortly after giving expert testimony to Congress about energy policy, I had the startling experience of being smeared by sitting members of the United States House of Representatives. The context was a special House Committee hearing to evaluate a Democratic proposal similar to the one proposed by Democratic presidential

Michael Shellenberger
Michael Shellenberger
5 min read
Activism
Liberal Democracies Should Open Their Doors to Hongkongers

Liberal Democracies Should Open Their Doors to Hongkongers

A year ago in March 2019, riots broke out in Hong Kong over concerns that a Beijing-backed piece of legislation would allow Hongkongers to be extradited to mainland China. Fears are that the law would be used to target pro-democracy advocates and anyone critical of the Communist Party of China

Owen Lewis
Owen Lewis
6 min read
China
Can the Chinese Communist Party Achieve Global Dominance?

Can the Chinese Communist Party Achieve Global Dominance?

Many of us have woken up in recent years to the threat we face in the Chinese Communist Party. The danger that the Party presents to citizens of China has been well documented for decades, but it is only recently that this danger has been extended to the rest of

Aaron Sarin
Aaron Sarin
15 min read
China