I shared some thoughts with the News Decoder website. The original article is here . Here is the text: By David Schlesinger At the beginning of March, as the coronavirus crisis began to ravage Italy, Rome’s ambassador to the European Union wrote pointedly on the Politico news site that only a far-away friend, well outside..
I participated in the following ChinaFile debate: How Long Can China’s Internet Thrive if the Rest of the World Gets Shut Out? Last week, Chinese authorities announced that as of March 10, foreign-invested companies would not be allowed to publish anything on the Chinese Internet unless they have obtained government permission to publish with a..
I took part in a new ChinaFile conversation today spinning off the US debt ceiling/government shutdown kerfuffle. The whole conversation is here. My contribution said: “The debt standoff is temporarily over, apocalypse isn’t now and everyone can take a deep breath. For China, its big dance partner, the U.S., is still too big and..