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CNN: “Red Tourism” on the rise in China

CNN has the details. Although the concept of "red tourism" has been around for decades, it wasn't officially included in the country's national tourism plan until 2004. Some analysts say it presents a doctored version of history -- others going so far as to call it outright brainwashing. China's current strongman leader Xi Jinping has … Continue reading CNN: “Red Tourism” on the rise in China

Responsible Statecraft: No form of Beijing Olympics boycott will work

Responsible Statecraft takes a look at the three options being advanced by various Western politicians regarding a potential boycott of the 2022 Winter Olympics and finds all of them lacking. The brutal reality is that embracing an Olympic boycott in some form might give U.S. political leaders and human rights organizations satisfaction, but nothing the … Continue reading Responsible Statecraft: No form of Beijing Olympics boycott will work

The Diplomat envisions a Chinese invasion of Taiwan

The Diplomat takes the irresponsible tack of envisioning a Chinese invasion of Taiwan. Taiwan is a rugged, heavily urbanized nation of 23.6 million people. The country of Taiwan (also known as the Republic of China) is made up of over 100 islands, most too tiny to see on the map. Many of Taiwan’s outer islands … Continue reading The Diplomat envisions a Chinese invasion of Taiwan