The Chinese were long used to authoritarian social controls, but popular anger exploded at the imposition of brutal totalitarian restrictions.
Abuse of power mounts as politicians and bureaucrats amass devotees; the liberal principles that built Western civilization slide away.
Communist China favors three tactics: threatening families in China, targeting victims outside China by using threatening agents in the target’s country, and kidnapping the people it wants to be repatriated, according to Safeguard Defenders.
The disappearance of WTA tennis player, Peng Shuai, demonstrates that dictators cannot even tolerate a single critic.
A look at the actions of the Chinese Communist Party through a “public choice” economics lens.
China had been chipping away at Hong Kong’s remaining walls of freedom, by bringing out sledgehammers.
If the Chinese Communist Party is looking for a country to question the legitimacy of, perhaps it should stop looking at Taiwan and look in a mirror.
What would a Biden victory mean for the energy-importing countries of the Asia-Pacific region?
A recent New York Times editorial board member wrote that it was difficult to know whether the United States is “better, worse, or the same” as China.
Some Americans say our government should be more like China’s. Repressive government controls like China’s should not be our role model.
Jimmy Lai, the entrepreneur and leader in the fight to preserve freedom in Hong Kong, describes the struggles he has endured including having his home fire-bombed, his family harassed, and his business threatened by the Chinese Communist Party.
The difference between Donald Trump and Xi Jinping is that Donald cannot command companies doing business with the NFL to stop doing so until every football player who has kneeled during the national anthem publicly apologize for “offending the American people.” China can.
NBA’s silence over Hong Kong dissidents follows the league’s silence on an elephant-in-the-room issue by a league that prides itself on promoting good values through its role model players: the issue of unwed fathers.
Hong Kong’s protest leader Joshua Wong recently Tweeted this image [by @harcourtromanticist] of a painting, which imitates Liberty Leading the People (1830) by French romanticist painter Eugène Delacroix (1798-1863), whose painting is at the Louvre in Paris. This...
However vulgar, nationalistic and anti-capitalist is Trump’s presidency, he’s looking better than the alternative, each of whom shares the same moral premise and economic ideal as China.
By mistaking the real nature of international trade, the costs of tariffs, the effects of currency movements, and the supposed ease with which the United States could quickly re-establish itself as a low-cost manufacturer, Trump risks shredding the safety nets that have undergirded the U.S. economy for decades and plunging us into a war we are ill-equipped to fight.
Government censorship will only reduce the ability to understand the causes of people guided by anti-capitalist ideas.
China demonstrated that our government debt, built over half a century of excessive welfare-state spending, is a major threat to our national security.
A trade war may also finally prompt China to do the smart thing and dump its trillion-plus holdings of U.S.
Elimination of the trade deficit will be a hollow victory if it results in a significant reduction in living standards.
To fully achieve flourishing, the Vietnamese need not only economic but political freedom.
South Australia has eschewed modernity, progress, and human well-being, and has instead chosen to chain itself to the unpredictability of intermittent sources.
According to the authoritative “Black Book of Communism,” an estimated 65 million Chinese died as a result of Mao’s repeated, merciless attempts to create a new “socialist” China.
The war on cash is a sign that central banks may see a dangerously deteriorating situation, one that has led to a feeling of desperation by governments and a wish to control the wealth of citizens.