“US, Japan risk China’s ire courting Taiwan ahead of Trump-Xi summit”
Thank you, the People’s Daily HK Edition, for pointing out the obvious… oh wait, it’s a Bloomberg article, copied and pasted, with a different headline.
Elsewhere… “Ivanka Trump – the US president’s new China charmer-in-chief“. This one seems to be written by their staff writer.
“Mainland state media have also been quick to heap praise on Ivanka, including a strange tweet last month from Xinhua that compared her face with that of Chinese actress Li Bingbing.”
Charming… but one of them is security-cleared for the Executive Mansion, lest we forget.
The Best US President that Russia could buy.
Trump on Lincoln ‘Great president. Most people don’t even know he was a Republican.’
Sanity in this article is simply overwhelming.
– The Age of Trump
At stake is something far more precious than the future of the Republican Party.
The Republican Party as we know it may die of Trump. If it does, it will have succumbed in part because many of its leaders chose not to fight for the Party of Lincoln, which is a set of ideas about how to govern a country, rather than an organization clawing for political and personal advantage. What is at stake, however, is something much more precious than even a great political party. To an extent unimaginable for a very long time, the moral keel of free government is showing cracks. It is not easy to discern how we shall mend them.
Peter Tasker is, as ever, very observant and insightful.
“The real reason why populism has failed in Japan is because the elites have been too smart to give it space. They know where it leads.”
– Why No Trump-san? Japanese Lessons on Populism