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No Malarkey On China

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In china , Joe Biden
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On September 19, 2022
Over the weekend, President Joe Biden once again said that the United States is prepared to defend Taiwan from a Chinese attack. He chose his words very carefully. In a “60 Minutes” interview that aired Sunday night, Mr. Biden was asked by CBS News correspondent Scott Pelley whether U.S. troops would defend Taiwan, and he replied “yes,” […]

Hong Kong

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On July 6, 2020

We haven’t blogged much about Hong Kong recently. The news, as readers probably now, has been pretty grim. On June 30, Beijing enacted a National Security Law that, in effect, ended any guarante

You might ask “How could it get any worse?” To that query, I reply “Mr. James Kirchick.” First things first, in accusing Eric Alterman and Matt Yglesias of nihilism for the crime of linking to my denunciation of Christopher Hitchens China column, Mr. Kirchick handily demonstrates that he doesn’t know what the word nihilism means. […]

Japanese Defense

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In china , defense spending , japan
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On July 23, 2007
There’s a good article in the NYT today about Japan’s increasingly aggressive defense posture. In addition to slight increases in defense spending, the deployment of assets farther away from Japan, and the purchase of new weapon systems, the Japanese Self-Defense Force is carrying out more aggressive and realistic training exercises. For a few reasons, this […]
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