In part three of Scott Powell’s Discussion with China expert Bill Perry, Powell and Perry discuss how the ascendance of Xi Jinping, and his consolidation of power–becoming a communist dictator for life in 2018—now constitute an unprecedented strategic threat to the U.S. and the World. Read More ›
Part two of Discovery Senior Fellow Scott Powell's three-part discussion with China expert Bill Perry. Powell and Perry discuss how the economy of China has changed and why it’s necessary for the U.S. to have trade policies that protect our intellectual property and demand fairness and reciprocity. Read More ›
This is part one of Discovery Institute Senior Fellow's three-part discussions with China expert Bill Perry. Powell and Perry discuss how the culture and politics of china have fundamentally changed and what that means for U.S.-China relations going forward. Read More ›
With China grabbing all the negative headlines lately, I thought it would be a good idea to step back and look at the big picture, highlighting the great triumphs of this country.
Some of my readers worry that I am “soft” on China, too optimistic about the prospects for freedom there and unwary of the Chinese threat to the U.S.
As one reader recently wrote, “At the end of the day China is still a communist country” that “does not recognize the right to private property” and therefore can steal our intellectual property without any twinge of conscience.
I love this comment because it gets us right to the heart of things: Is China still a communist country?
Not: Does China have lots of politicians who ritually declare themselves communists? (It does.)
Or even a few who deep in their hearts still yearn for the good old days of Mao? (They exist.)
But is China a communist country, a nation of 1.4 billion people living under anything we would recognize as communism?
My answer is: “By their fruits, you shall know them.”
Let me explain… Read More ›