Finding the right messages about China

I have spent plenty of time over the past year examining the rivalry between the United States and China. Of course, much of what I have written, read and studied has focused on the insatiable need American politicians and other elites have in demeaning China. In their eyes, China can do nothing right. It is … Continue reading Finding the right messages about China

CGTN: German news media offers balanced look at China’s ‘dynamic zero-COVID’ policy

In my latest editorial for CGTN, I ask everyone to keep an open mind when it comes to assessing how other national leaders choose to fight the pandemic. There might be a lesson in those examples for us. The reality is this: The coronavirus pandemic remains under control in China, and while there will be … Continue reading CGTN: German news media offers balanced look at China’s ‘dynamic zero-COVID’ policy

China Focus: Dangerous rhetoric, reporting doom U.S. understanding of China

In my latest editorial for China Focus, I examine how consistently negative political rhetoric and a compliant media harm America's understanding of China. Whether it is reporting about China‚Äôs military growth, economic development, human rights record or something else, these mainstream news media stories repeatedly fabricate the intentions of the Chinese government; the picture that … Continue reading China Focus: Dangerous rhetoric, reporting doom U.S. understanding of China

The “hypocrisy” of opting out of a meaningless bowl game

How dare those "entitled" college football players choose to not play in a meaningless bowl game! How dare they think about future earnings instead of risking injury for a program that has benefited from their toil for multiple seasons! How dare they put themselves first! Your damn right they should put themselves first. There's been … Continue reading The “hypocrisy” of opting out of a meaningless bowl game