AMI EDITOR IN CHIEF TOM PLATE WRITES – Mutual trust offers priceless value. In the second term of the Clinton presidency, during the reign of Jiang Zemin/Zhu Rongji, when both sides privileged economic engagement over geopolitical jiu-jitsu, the level of trust between the governments appeared on an uptick. When China…Full Article CHINA U.S. SUMMIT: THE ABSENCE OF SOLACE
TOM PLATE WRITES – Does the central government of China and the Chinese Communist Party possess the political wisdom and emotional range to handle all the many difficult challenges that catch the world’s eye precisely because of the centrality of China’s key role? Since the 1997 handover from Her Majesty’s…Full Article HONG KONG: WHY THE COMING ELECTION MATTERS GREATLY TO CHINA-U.S. RELATIONS
TOM PLATE WRITES IN THE KOREA TIMES OF SEOUL – The need for China and the United States to come together in a persistently adult geopolitical two-some has never been more urgent. Gamesmanship must be minimized. Statesmanship must be maximized. Just ask Mr. Ban Ki-moon, career diplomat. The other night…Full Article SOUTH KOREA: KOREA TIMES REPRINTS SO-CALLED ‘PLATE PROPOSAL’ FOR CHINA-US ACCORD ON DPRK
MARY GRACE COSTA WRITES – Asia Media International staff joined the Pacific Century Institute Feb 23 at the InterContinental Hotel in Los Angeles to honor global citizens Dr. Charles Morrison and former Secretary-General of the United Nations Ban Ki Moon. The theme of the evening was “Building Bridges Between Countries…Full Article LOS ANGELES: BUILDING BRIDGES BETWEEN COUNTRIES AND PEOPLE
TOM PLATE WRITES – Not far down the freeway from my own university is the University of California Irvine, for years the faculty home of one of the West Coast’s better-known China-watchers/worriers. He is the controversy-prone professor Peter Navarro, of the Paul Merage School of Business. For the foreseeable future,…Full Article HONG KONG: KEEP THE PEACE
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
Asia Media International Founder Tom Plate was interviewed Friday Nov, 4 by the Associated Press of Australia about the coming U.S. national elections Tuesday. The key question was, obviously, the probable effect of a Trump victory as compared to a Clinton victory. Said Plate, a columnist for the South China…Full Article AUSTRALIA: WHAT DO AMERICANS THINK?
TOM PLATE WRITES – Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong suffered a scary spell during his deliverance of the annual National Day speech, but after fast work by an emergency team and a brief rest, returned to the microphone to soldier on. And this is very good news indeed. Lee,…Full Article SINGAPORE: SCARY MOMENT FOR THE PM