TOM PLATE WRITES — Lockdown. Many of us have just been through it; others of us are still stuck in it. Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, the term usually meant the kind of harsh confinement that befall inmates of a penal institution in the wake of a prison riot. Slight…Full Article TRUMP AND XI: THE ERA OF NON-MAGICAL THINKING
(ORIGINALLY POSTED ON SCMP) COLUMNIST TOM PLATE WRITES — For no self-respecting ‘superpower’ is failure an option. But history’s guarantees for nations are few: For big as well as small, survival can prove a struggle. And so, while humility might not be ranked as the first virtue of prudent superpower-ing,…Full Article US PROTESTS: TRUMP AND US SHOULD FOCUS ON GEORGE FLOYD RATHER THAN HK AND TIANANMEN
THE ORIGINAL VERSION OF THIS COLUMN BY TOM PLATE WAS PUBLISHED EARLIER THIS WEEK BY THE SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST – No time to be polite: the most disgraceful and unnecessary deterioration amid the global health and economic crisis is the China-U.S. relationship that continues to sour. Casualties from a…Full Article CHINA-US RELATIONS: THE MADNESS OF THE BILATERAL RELATIONSHIP
DIANA CASTILLO WRITES – The solution to the tense state of US-China relations is simple. So why do both countries make it so hard? So suggested Daniel Russel, former top advisor on Asia to President Obama and veteran American diplomat, on visiting LMU at the invitation and organization of the…Full Article U.S. CHINA POLICY: THE ENLIGHTENED PERSPECTIVE OF AN ADMIRED CAREER DIPLOMAT
TRISH CURRY WRITES—“If you are the best of the best and you want to push the boundaries of science: we want you,” reads a recruitment advertisement posted on the official WeChat account. Huawei Technologies is ready to step up its game by attracting top talent to the Shenzen-based telecommunications company, with…Full Article CHINA: HUAWEI WOOS TOP-NOTCH TALENT WITH A LOT MORE THAN 5G PAY!
TOM PLATE WRITES — Australia has a China problem, and it’s not clear that anyone can help it out of the box it’s in. Yes, it’s a China box: The ground underneath the Asia-Pacific is starting to shake, and the incipient foreign-policy shakeout ‘Down Under’ may well tell those of…Full Article AUSTRALIA AND CHINA: DESTINED TO FIGHT OVER THE ‘LITTLE CHILDREN’ OF THE SOUTH PACIFIC?
TOM PLATE WRITES — How should citizens react when Big Government does a bad thing that screams out for correction? One approach is to slip into denial and imagine nothing at all happened, because leaders are apt to err, so the best thing for your mental health is to look…Full Article HONG KONG: WHAT DO YOU DO WHEN BIG GOVERNMENT MAKES A BIG MISTAKE?
DIEGO GARCIA WRITES– The latest trade figures show Chinese exports facing a steep fall for the second time in two years. With a 4.4% downturn from last year, this dip in the world’s second-largest economy is of great concern. Another worry is the decline in imports. While analysts had expected…Full Article CHINA: SPUTTER? DOWN-DIP? OR JUST PLAIN DOWN?
PATRICK POLESHUK WRITES — In a cutthroat economic environment in which trading is perceived as a zero-sum game, the placement of tariffs on roughly $250 billion worth of Chinese goods is merely perceived as keeping things fair. President Trump has held to this view since his 2017 ascension to office,…Full Article CHINA: Is China First to Fall Victim to Trump’s Trade War?
MILES KENT WRITES– The G20 Summit, an annual gathering of 20 established and developing economies that took place, has been called an American automaker win by the Trump administration. Following a meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping, President Trump tweeted about Chinese plans “to reduce and remove tariffs on American…Full Article The Tariff Truce: Too Little, Too Late?
KAISARA WALTON WRITES — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s visit to China some six weeks ago certainly set a positive tone internationally. At the same time, though, it marked China’s continual growth on the world stage. That’s good for Japan, and China, perhaps. But shouldn’t the United States be concerned?…Full Article JAPAN: Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s Visit to China – A Foreshadowing of the Future
DHARI ALDURAIBI WRITES—In his escalating trade war with China, President Trump has recently placed tariffs on roughly $500 billion in Chinese goods, sparking retaliation from Beijing, which has placed its own tariffs on American agricultural products, including soybeans. A majority of America’s soybean farmers are located in pro-Trump states like…Full Article Trump, Tariffs, and the Ever Decreasing Price of Soybeans
AASHNA MALPANI WRITES — Mr. Wei Yen, the author of From the Great Wall to Wall Street and an adjunct professor of Graduate Finance at Pepperdine University, has spent years studying the U.S and China’s economy and cultures. As these two countries solidify their status as global superpowers, the world…Full Article Wei Yen’s Guide to Navigating the U.S-China ‘War’
On a trip to Southeast Asia recently, Asia Media Editor-in-Chief Tom Plate was interviewed for a brief video by the crack External Affairs division of the prestigious Lee Kuan Yew School of Pubic Policy, at the University of Singapore. Here is the video: 0Full Article In Conversation With Tom Plate: The Tomorrow in a U.S.-China World
ASIA MEDIA INTERNATIONAL WRITES — The prestigious Lee Kuan Yew has officially released the video of a presentation on 22 May at its National University of SIngapore campus on the topic of China and the United States. The presenter was Loyola Marymount University Clinical Professor Tom Plate, and the moderator…Full Article SINGAPORE: PRESTIGIOUS LEE KUAN YEW SCHOOL PRESENTS A JOURNALIST-PROF’S PERSPECTIVE ON CHINA