As Hong Kong Goes, Taiwan Will Be Next

The Hong Kong protesters are doomed. But, the West cannot ignore their fate or waver in support because President Xi Jinping is using Hong Kong as a testbed for what ultimately yearns to do in Taiwan.

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Here’s Why China Will Challenge the Trump Administration

President-elect Donald Trump has signaled his intention to hold Sino-American Relations hostage until he can force the Chinese to renegotiate trade deals with the U.S. Mr. Trump has signaled his willingness to recognize Taiwan in order to get the Chinese to the table. In turn, this has prompted hostility from China. This essay addresses why China will challenged the new Trump Administration.

The Islamic State Strikes Germany; European Officials Slow to Respond

On July 19 a Hong Kong family was traveling on a train in southern Germany when they were attacked by a 17 year-old Afghan (of Pashtun origin) wielding an axe, intent on killing them in the name of the Islamic State.