Can the United States Save Hong Kong from China?

Hong Kong has very much been part of Washington’s policy discussions of late. Throughout 2019, anti-Beijing, pro-democracy protests rocked the city, rebuking China’s encroachment upon the city’s autonomy. Dismayed by the historic mass protests, China has imposed a new national security law on the city. U.S. policymakers and Hong Kong’s pro-democracy activists denounce the moveContinue reading “Can the United States Save Hong Kong from China?”

Has the COVID-19 Pandemic Made China Stronger?

Even though the COVID-19 pandemic originated in China, the country currently seems to have the virus largely contained. The United States, on the other hand, continues to be hobbled by the disease. At the moment, America has over 4 million cases and over 140,000 deaths, more than any other country.  As a result, Beijing isContinue reading “Has the COVID-19 Pandemic Made China Stronger?”

The First Rule of Karate Is: FIRST, Right Your Heart

In the acclaimed film series The Karate Kid and its TV sequel Cobra Kai, we learned that the first rule of karate is: Karate is for defense only. The second rule is: First learn rule No. 1. BUT, that is not quite right, at least not according to the calligraphy scrolls that are supposed toContinue reading “The First Rule of Karate Is: FIRST, Right Your Heart”