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Taiwan is an Independent, Free Country That Communist China Should Seek To Emulate

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.

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Jimmy Lai and the Fight for Freedom in Hong Kong

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.

Support Joshua Wong and The Hong Kong Freedom Protests

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...

Trump’s China Blunder

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.

The Legacy of Mao Zedong is Mass Murder

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.

War on Cash Spreads to India

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.

Rule of Law Trumps Majority Rule in Singapore: The Legacy of Lee Kuan Yew (1923-2015)

At a time when other Third World countries were setting up government-controlled economies and blaming their poverty on “exploitation” by more advanced industrial nations, Lee Kuan Yew promoted a market economy, welcomed foreign investments, and made Singapore’s children learn English, to maximize the benefits from Singapore’s position as a major port for international commerce.

BRICS Summit: Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa

Last week, the leaders of Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa met in New Delhi for their fourth annual "BRICS" summit. The meeting brought together five countries that together represent 43 percent of the world's population and 18 percent of the world's...

Reflections on the Disaster in Japan

Someone wrote and asked me the following: ”I've been thinking about the following. Is it acceptable to sacrifice one man to save 100,000 or any large arbitrary number? I know this question has shown up in many stories and films and I am sure philosophy classes....

Excused Horrors: Not Nazi, But Stalinist and Maoist

Between 1917 and 1983, Stalin and his successors murdered, or were otherwise responsible for the deaths of, 62 million of their own people. Between 1949 and 1987, Mao Tsetung and his successors were responsible for the deaths of 76 million Chinese.

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