Hong Kong is U.S.-China Bridge

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Living in Hong Kong as the city-state takes the brunt of the Beijing-Washington escalating war of words and sanctions, I am coming to terms with the meaning of “Being the meat in the sandwich,” and “When two elephants fight, the grass in between gets trampled.” Hong Kongers are experiencing a sense of uncertainty, concern, and […]

Why the US must restore Hong Kong’s special trade status

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Workers at Koon Chun Hing Kee Soy & Sauce Factory in Yuen Long add “Made in China” labels to products to be exported to the US. Photo: Dickson Lee Donald Trump’s move to revoke Hong Kong’s special status is wrong on many levels Joe Biden must get back to business basics by recognising the ‘Made […]

U.N. is Outdated Irrelevant Dinosaur

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The United Nations is being lauded with praise, criticism and questions about its relevance and future as it celebrates its 75th anniversary this week. In my book Custom Maid Knowledge, I dedicated a whole chapter on why the U.N. has outlasted its sell-by-date. Chapter 4, U.N.-Funded Failures, spells out the reasons I advocate its demise […]

Living a Sino-U.S. Conundrum

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As an American-Hongkonger lawyer-writer living in Hong Kong, China, who writes about the importance of a U.S.-China global partnership to lead the world away from Armageddon, these are indeed trying and troubling times. Stay in Hong Kong Kong with its new security law that is scaring the beejeezuz out of political writers, or head back […]

Syria’s Red Line Overdrawn

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by Peter G. de Krassel America’s alibis for not helping helpless Syrian citizens and intervening are inexcusable. Not to provide arms to the Syrian opposition because they could end up in the wrong hands and would “militarize” the conflict is utter hogwash. What would the outcome have been had France and others not come to […]