I continue to be fascinated (albeit with a chill fascination) by the spread of the coronavirus in China, and from there to the rest of the world. I shudder to think what’s coming, and hope that, somehow, the virus gets stopped before it goes any further. So far, the only thing that I find remotely…

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There is a fascinating article over on the New York Times site that everyone with an interest in China should read. In Xi Jinping Wanted Global Dominance. He Overshot., Yi-Zheng Lian argues that under its current leadership, China has gotten itself into serious problems. Specifically, he says, Xi and his supporters revealed their hand too…

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From the Editor’s Desk I had an interesting thought the other day. It’s not necessarily profound or anything, but it did occur to me that I’ve seeing a lot of articles lately about how China is overtaking us. The People’s Republic is becoming, we suspect, the world’s dominant power, and leaving us in the dust.…

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We’ve found some fascinating reads on the web this week. They range from stories of courage and morality, to, alas, the very opposite. So, take a look at these: Fascinating article on Remezcla this week about Ralph Lazo, a young Mexican-American who decided to support his Japanese-American friends in World War II by joining them…

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