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Readers Criticize Seattle Times Op-Ed for Pro-Beijing Slant
An op-ed in The Seattle Times has received heavy condemnation online for what readers saw as the author's one-sided view that the U.S.-China trade conflict is recklessly hurting business in Washington state. Robert Spitzer, co-leader...
Xi and Trump Negotiate 90-Day ‘Cease-fire’ in China-US Trade War
With the United States and China increasing tariffs on each others’ exports since the start of the trade war this spring, the meeting between the countries’ leaders on Dec. 1 in Argentina at the G-20...
‘First Step Act’ Prison Reform Bill Faces Challenges in Senate
A major bipartisan prison reform bill that passed the House this May is running out of time to be voted upon by the U.S. Senate, as politicians debate its pros and cons. If passed, the...
United on China: Tough U.S. Policies Gaining Bipartisan Support
While the November 6 U.S. midterm elections saw the Republican Party lose control of the House of Representatives, the upheaval is unlikely to derail America’s evolving policies on China and its communist regime. In the...
China’s ‘Unprecedented’ Efforts to Influence US Politics
During and following the 2016 U.S. presidential election, the public was heavily focused on the possible effects of Russian state interference in the outcome. But that narrative has overshadowed the existence of China’s operations —...
80 Percent of Americans Say Political Correctness Is a Problem
A recent study that included a poll with 8,000 respondents suggests that 80 percent, or one in five Americans, consider political correctness to be a problem, with objections being reflected even more strongly among ethnic...
Why the US Wants to End a Cold War Nuclear Missile Treaty
On Oct. 20, U.S. President Donald Trump announced his intention to end a Cold War-era treaty that was designed to make nuclear war less likely by eliminating intermediate ballistic missiles (IRBMs) from the American and...
US Sanctions China for Buying Russian Jets and Missiles
The U.S. State Department has imposed sanctions on a Chinese military company, citing its breach of previous sanctions targeting Russia for its interference in the 2016 U.S. election. China’s Equipment Development Department (EDD), which is...
Is North Korea Drifting Away From China?
North and South Korea, created by the splitting of the Korean Peninsula into communist and non-communist regimes, have been in a technical state of war ever since the end of the Korean War (1950-1953), which...