A centuries-old tradition of racism and misogyny culminated in the murders of Xiaojie Tan, Daoyou Feng, Delaina Yaun, Julie Park, Hyun-jeong Park Grant, Paul Andre Michels, Suncha Kim, and Yong Yue on Tuesday.

Speculation at first drove a different hypothesis — that the bullets in their bodies, mostly Asian women, were extensions of the same Yellow Peril that has come to grip the United States over the past year. …

By Mike Pompeo, U.S. Secretary of State and Noted Don McLean Fan

Very, very recently…

I can still remember

How “engagement” used to give me pause.

But I knew if I had my way,

That I could make the Party pay,

If only we’d enforce our country’s laws.

Come July, I’d start to quiver

With every speech I’d deliver.

Escalation on the doorstep;

We’ve got to take the next step.

I read a prayer from my Bible

When I’d first heard about the two Michaels.

And I knew freedom was on my side

The day engagement…died.

So bye, bye U.S.-China…

“We are the Communist Party of China, and we will define what Communism is.” That’s what Chen Yuan, the deputy governor of China’s central bank, told political scientist Tom Robinson at a dinner party in the mid-1980s. It’s one of the most compelling scenes in Richard McGregor’s seminal work, The Party. But for all the times it has been quoted, larger and larger numbers of Western observers of China are demonstrating the exact opposite understanding. …

China Opinion


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