COVID-19 has reminded us, brutally, that not only do capital, goods, ideas (useful and nasty) and people flow like wind and water in this world; our mutating viruses do too. Less obviously, the pandemic has put communism back on the table. I use [...]
The capitalist West is terrified by coronavirus, which has already taken a toll on its seemingly forever-declining economy. On the other hand, China has successfully managed to put the virus under control and emerged stronger than [...]
By Peter Miller in Chongqing
I’m in China during the pandemic and it’s pained me to see anti-Chinese propaganda gaining ground in the West, including in Canada.
Instead of blaming China for a virus that knows no borders, we should be looking [...]
Containment, Heroism, Fear and Lies
As my almost-empty Shanghai subway train pulled into a station in the middle of February, I came face-to-face with an ad for UnionPay, the Chinese debit card found in everyone’s wallet. All members of a [...]
When is an NGO not an NGO? Certainly, when it is Washington’s National Endowment for Democracy, founded in 1983 by Ronald Reagan, generously funded by Congress, and enthusiastically boosted by the likes of the Washington Post, the Clintons and the [...]
Neither the social-justice-minded critics of the Chinese model nor those who praise its extraordinary achievements are without evidence for their assessments.
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