The Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act Explained

By Rob La Terza In a rare moment of bipartisanship, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Hong...

The U.S. Acts to Protect Human Rights- But at the Expense of Trade?

Photo by AP/J. Scott Applewhite Rob La Terza On November 27, U.S. President Donald Trump...

A Bridge Too Far: Unscrambling ‘Ron Vara’

If U.S.-China relations are analogized to building a bridge across the Pacific, a government official falsifying sources or information in academic publications, even if in jest, is like a civil engineer using erroneous math as a practical joke. Failing to correct these errors threatens the stability of the entire project, with potentially catastrophic results.

Connecting the Dots- the U.S.’ Answer to the BRI?

Rob La Terza On November 4, the U.S., Japan, and Australia jointly announced the Blue Dot Network infrastructure program...

Swapping Tariffs for Trade Deals?

By Rob La Terza Trade talks on October 10th and 11th surpassed expectations, as President Donald Trump announced that...

Dropping the Ball: NBA Dispute and More Threaten Trade Talks

(Photo by the Associated Press) by Rob La Terza Tensions between the US and China have...

Matthew Pottinger: Architect of the Chinese Cold War

By Michael B. Cerny. After the abrupt exit of John Bolton as National Security Advisor in mid-September, the White House has been shuffling its team...

The CPC’s Fourth Plenum: Xi Emerges Stronger

(Photo by Xinhua) Rob La Terza Before the Fourth Plenum of the 19th Congress of...

The U.S. and China Reach a Phase One Trade Deal- What’s Next?

Photo by Susan Walsh/AP Rob La Terza After weeks of suspense, on December 13 the...

Trump Warns of Prolonged Trade War: Why a comprehensive trade deal is still unlikely

By Mark Weiss President Trump warned on Tuesday that the ongoing US-China trade war...

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