Can Trump Really “Win” Against China

Donald Trump has been saying that China is “killing” the US and, if he’s president, we will “win” against China.  Can The Donald actually do what he claims?  Can he “win” against China?  I would say the answer is “yes and no,” and depends to a large degree on how you define “win.”

Why (Some) Conservatives Are Wrong About China

A bit of perspective helps correct misperceptions     Let me begin by saying I am a conservative.  So the comments below are not meant to be disparaging of those…

Chinese History Lesson 2: PUSHING (DRUGS) INTO CHINA

As trade with China grew countries like England ran a trade deficit with China which led to the outflow of silver to pay for Chinese imports. Opium sales, from opium raised in India, reverses the outflow of silver.  

Chinese History Lesson 1: THE MANCHU TAKEOVER

Tribes from the north, who weren’t actually Han Chinese, conquered China. Out with the Ming and in with the Qing. Because northeastern China was known as “Manchruria,” they were called Manchus, like the moustache, although they were more famous for their hair style…

This month in a nutshell

This month in a nutshell

A “secret” summit and

an economy that can’t gain traction

 

Xi visits Obama (and America hardly noticed)

Presidential summits are usually long on hype and short on substance. This one was short on both. President Xi Jinping’s visit to the US was timed to coincide with the Pope’s visit

Lessons from “China: The Fall Before the Rise”

If you are reading this post then hopefully you have already watched our video about Chinese history: “China: The Fall before the Rise.” What a chaotic and tragic couple of…

China: The Fall Before the Rise

Drug trafficking, foreign intrusions, rebellions, the collapse of the government, the splintering of the country, foreign invasion, war, war, and more war, famine, and finally, the collapse of society itself….

A Realistic Assessment of Human Rights in China

One hundred years after American Civil War, segregation was alive and well in the South. Given that China is only 35 years removed from the era of totalitarian communism, is…

Why Conservatives Are Wrong About China

A bit of perspective helps correct misperceptions   Let me begin by saying I am a conservative. So the comments below are not meant to be disparaging of those with…

Why Donald Trump is mostly wrong about China

If the Chinese weren’t paying attention to the US presidential campaign before, they are now. On August 11 China allowed its currency to devalue by roughly 2% and Donald Trump went ballistic, assailing China for economic misdeeds far and wide with characteristically bombastic style.