Clowns To The Left Of Me, Jokers To The Right

NewsDecoder, a non-profit startup I support aimed at getting millennials involved in the news, asked me write a few lines on China, North Korea and the United States.  The original is available here. The complete text is: By David Schlesinger Pity China’s foreign policy leaders. An unpredictable, mercurial, untested, perhaps irrational leader in its neighbor,..

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Where is YOUR Red Line?

I wrote some thoughts on China, Apple…and your company that were published in the Nikkei Asian Review. The published version is here. And the text is below: Apple has to face question of its ‘red line’ in China Doing business requires consideration of which official demands to accept DAVID SCHLESINGER Launches of new iPhone models..

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Japan Activities…

  This June I’m part of a delegation from the Committee to Protect Journalists to Japan, where we will advocate for continued and expanded press freedoms and participate in public forums at Waseda and Sophia Universities. Full details are available here. In April, I spoke at Hitotsubashi University on “Journalists, Consultants and Charlatans: How We All..

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China and Trump – So What About Human Rights

I wrote the following for a discussion on ChinaFile. It will be published at https://www.chinafile.com/conversation/how-should-trump-deal-china-and-how-should-china-deal-trump on November 11 U.S. time.   CHINA AND TRUMP – SO WHAT ABOUT HUMAN RIGHTS By David Schlesinger   Pity the Chinese human rights campaigner or intellectual who looked to the United States as a beacon, a model, a source of..

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On Censorship, Control and Sinology

I’m leading off the comment in a new ChinaFile conversation. The full debate is here, and my contribution is below: What’s Driving the Current Storm of Chinese Censorship? By David Schlesinger We must look back with equal measures of humility and wonder to the time when many journalists, Chinese intellectuals, and pundits predicted—or, more accurately,..

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