Trump Rides Harley into the Trade Storm

What is the priority for an American company—staying competitive to ensure the best results for the company and its stakeholders (shareholders, employees, customers, etc.) over the long-term, or keeping as…

Senators are sending the wrong message to China on ZTE

There are plenty of ways to get tough with China.  The Trump administration’s overall aggressive stance on trade with China is a good example, as are America’s Freedom of Navigation…

China is key to US-NOKO talks. Will China help?

Being unconventional can have its rewards.  Naysayers will tell you that Donald Trump accomplished little or nothing in Singapore with North Korea’s Kim Jong-un, other than to lend credibility to…

Trump means what he says on trade

Donald Trump means what he says, particularly what he says first.  That seems to be the lesson emerging slowly from developments relative to Trump’s trade agenda.  Whether you think that…

DEMOCRACY ISN’T DEAD IN CHINA, ONLY ON HOLD

It is tempting to think that, given recent developments in China, democracy is dead there.  We made our award-winning short documentary film, Democracy Road, in part to make the point that,…

TRUMP IS RIGHT TO SAVE ZTE

Senators are lining up to tell Trump he shouldn’t cut Chinese company ZTE any slack.  They’re wrong.  Trump is right.  Here’s why.   Punishment should fit the crime   They’re…

A Potential Win-Win for the Odd Couple, Trump and Xi

“I look forward to being with President Xi in the not too distant future. We will always have a good (great) relationship!”   Above is taken from a Trump tweet…

A Bag NAFTA Idea: Trading investor protection for “jobs”

Would the Trump administration really deliberately leave American companies vulnerable to being cheated and mistreated overseas in an attempt to prevent them from moving jobs out of the US?  Does…

Did China Just Blink?

Opening the automobile market is a great first step Every country in the world would love to have successful automobile manufacturers, including China.  China is the largest auto market in…

It’s time for China to Grow Up

“Keep a low profile and bide your time.” Deng Xiaoping, former Chinese leader and architect of China’s reform program   For three decades, Chinese foreign policy was guided by Deng…