Secretary of State Pompeo Says He Wants to Defend Human Dignity. But He Is Selective

Secretary of State Pompeo Says He Wants to Defend Human Dignity. But He Is Selective

In the past year there have been protests in Hong Kong that were aimed locally and at the Beijing government. There were two deaths: one of a student who fell from a high-rise car park, and one of 70 year-old man who was hit by a brick thrown by a black-clad protestor. To the disappointment…

The Global Rushmore of Autocrats

The Global Rushmore of Autocrats

Donald Trump would dearly like to add his face to Mt. Rushmore as the fifth presidential musketeer. His fireworks-and-fury extravaganza on July 3 was the next best thing. Trump’s dystopian speech was almost beside the point. Much more important was the photo op of his smirking face next to Abraham Lincoln’s. More fitting, however, would…

Russia, China Keep The ‘Dragon in the Fog’

Russia, China Keep The ‘Dragon in the Fog’

Chinese President Xi Jinping said in a phone conversation yesterday with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin that Beijing will “continue to work” with Moscow in “firmly supporting” each other’s efforts “rejecting external sabotage and intervention” so as to “preserve their respective sovereignty, security and development rights, and well safeguard their shared interests.” This signifies the…

US Used Media Agency to Covertly Aid Hong Kong Protesters, But Tell Us How ‘Foreign Meddling’is a Threat to ‘Our Democracy’

US Used Media Agency to Covertly Aid Hong Kong Protesters, But Tell Us How ‘Foreign Meddling’is a Threat to ‘Our Democracy’

Even as Washington designated the Chinese media as a hostile foreign agent, its own propaganda agency was funneling money to the Hong Kong protesters. In a fitting twist, this was revealed by partisan leakers with an ax to grind. “US has been exposed for funding last year’s Hong Kong protests,” declared columnist Alex Lo in…