James Pethokoukis | AEIdeas
The idea of progress — that through actions and agency humanity can make the world a bit better tomorrow than it is today — is a fairly recent concept. And as Chinese history proves, nothing about progress is inevitable.
Clifford D. May — The Washington Times
Suppose you had a neighbor who beat his wife, abused his children, engaged in violent crimes, and routinely burgled your home. Would you invite him for Sunday brunch? Go into business with him? Share a bungalow at the beach? I don’t think so. So why are we still pretending that China is just one trade agreement away from becoming anything other than the nation-state version of the odious character I’ve described above? Read More
Michael Brendan Dougherty, National Review
Oriana Skylar Mastro | Defense One
Desmond Lachman | The Hill
The Trump administration should not exaggerate China’s long-run economic challenge to the US and should take into account the impact of a slowing China on the rest of the global economy.
Matthew Continetti | Washington Free Beacon