We all expected Trump’s visit to China to be historic and important. As shown, it was a mistaken assumption. The visit was banal and without suspense. The hope is that somebody else, the people called
While President Trump is traveling on his Asian tour, he will be visiting China for the first time. Pointing out some of the intricacies of the U.S.–China relationship will make following this visit more interesting.
On October 18, the 19th Congress of the Chinese Communist Party begins in Beijing. It is an uneventful and dull meeting and yet, since this gathering will choose a new leadership that will lead the
Twenty years ago to the day, something funny happened on the tarmac of Hong Kong’s old Kai Tak airport, located on the Kowloon side of the then-British colony. When the big Air China Boeing 747,
“It all depends on Xi Jinping,” said Martin Lee, in his calm, soft-spoken voice. We were standing in the living room of a friend who was hosting a party in celebration of the 79-year-old Lee,
Shortly before eight in the evening, footage of President Trump hosting Chinese President Xi Jinping at the lavish Mar-a-Lago residence was on the air. The respective parties were seated around a big table; the presidents
Somehow, for most of my life, I always looked west. I have no idea whether I preferred sunset to sunrise or, young and naive, I felt there was a dark, intimate magic in the dusk.
Last Thursday, the Chinese Communist Party’s Central Committee elevated President Xi Jinping to “core” leader, a title that only Mao Zedong and Deng Xiaoping have held. Xi, after being elected Secretary of the CP in
Sometimes giants behave like kids. Or is it perhaps that when they have nothing substantial to say, world leaders turn into toddlers and start poking each other in the ribs? There was no good reason
The granaries in all the towns are brimming with reserves, and the coffers are full with treasures and gold, worth trillions,” wrote Sima Qian, a Chinese historian living in the first century, B.C. “There is