CGTN: Flawed narrative about China in U.S. damages potential for a shared future

In my latest editorial for CGTN, I explore the culture of fear about China that has been created in the U.S. ...the American public is not being served by the biased assessment of China's history, potential and ambitions coming from the elite media and so-called experts. Trust is essential if real progress between the two … Continue reading CGTN: Flawed narrative about China in U.S. damages potential for a shared future

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’s 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

“We are loyal Americans:” Eradicate Hate Global Summit acknowledges, seeks answers to anti-Asian feelings in U.S.

“We are loyal Americans.” Those four words set the tone for a conversation on Monday about the unending hate that has been directed at Asians and Asian-Americans in the United States.  They were spoken by Brian Sun, a partner at the Norton Rose Fulbright law firm, who moderated a panel at the inaugural Eradicate Hate … Continue reading “We are loyal Americans:” Eradicate Hate Global Summit acknowledges, seeks answers to anti-Asian feelings in U.S.

China Focus: West too often mistakes cultural diversity for cultural imperialism

I confess a bias: I think the world becomes a better place whenever “we” (from whatever part of the world we are from) meet “them” (from whatever part of the world they are from). This op-ed suggests the West is eager to embrace China, but only on its terms. The writer, who is from Germany, … Continue reading China Focus: West too often mistakes cultural diversity for cultural imperialism

As we prepare for Joe Biden to assume the presidency

Joe Biden becomes America’s 46th president of the United States on Wednesday. For millions of Americans (and millions more from nations around the world), this will be the equivalent of opening the windows and undertaking the much-needed spring cleaning. I’ve made no secret I detest the current president; his conduct and many of his policies … Continue reading As we prepare for Joe Biden to assume the presidency