ASIA MEDIA WRITES – The following succinct commentary was solicited by the editors of USA Today and provided by our founder and president, Prof Tom Plate. It was published in this well-known national newspaper on Thursday 15-16 August. Please see: https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2019/08/15/donald-trump-right-china-over-hong-kong-editorials-debates/2024883001/ TEXT By Tom Plate The notion that the U.S. should…Full Article Hong Kong: QUICK COMMENTARY ON THE BEST WAY FOR U.S. TO HELP CHINA – IN ‘USA TODAY’
TOM PLATE WRITES – Fragile ceasefires are not the sharpest knife in diplomacy’s kitchen drawer but are several cuts above abandoning a firefight and allowing it to roar on. The tariff war that President Trump ignited on the hefty kindling of China’s self-styled “socialism with Chinese characteristics” has been put…Full Article HONG KONG: CHINA’S THINK TANKS AND THE NEW ‘CONTAINMENT POLICY’ FOR TARIFFS
PROF TOM PLATE WRITES – It’s not easy being a superpower, and whoever would imagine such might be the case? Sometimes one almost feels an odd twang of sympathy for the leaders of China and the U.S. Uneasy lies the head that wears the crown of the superpower. Could any…Full Article HONG KONG: UNEASY LIES THE HEAD THAT WEARS THE CROWN OF THE SUPERPOWER
Jesse Johnson of The Japan Times Writes – China’s top broadcaster has taken to YouTube to roast U.S. President Donald Trump, in a sarcastic video titled “Thanks Mr. Trump, you are GREAT!” mocking the American leader over his trade policy toward Beijing. The English-language video, uploaded on Monday night, begins…Full Article CHINA: WE SINCERELY AGREE WITH PRESIDENT TRUMP’S ATTACKS ON THE AMERICAN MEDIA
TRUMAN DALY WRITES – Following months of tension on the Korean Peninsula, President Donald Trump has accepted an offer from Kim Jong-un to discuss denuclearization in North Korea. Despite rapid escalation of North Korean missile testing and development over the past few months, South Korean officials announced that Kim expressed…Full Article KOREAN PENINSULA: FINALLY, PROGRESS? OR IS IT BUT A DECEPTION?
ON AMERICA’S INAUGURATION DAY, 20 JAN., THIS NEWS ANALYSIS BY LMU’S PROF TOM PLATE APPEARED IN THE SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST, FOR WHICH PLATE WRITES A REGULAR COLUMN ON SINO-US RELATIONS — Only a relatively few sprinkles fell on President Donald Trump’s inauguration parade. By contrast absolute doubt and worry…Full Article HONG KONG: TRUMP COMES UP SHORT – FOR BETTER AND FOR WORSE