CGTN: China Society for Human Rights Studies report is worth reading

In my latest editorial for CGTN, I dissect a new report from China that is worthy of attention. Millions of Americans will not want to be reminded that the U.S. is a nation of such promise and opportunity, but it is weighed down by racism, intolerance, inequity and arrogance.

Safety vs. privacy? Oh, stop it.

Photo: Anthony Moretti 18July2016 Well, here we go again. Time to have the safety vs. privacy argument. This time, we can thank the Washington Post for its story about residents of a Colorado neighborhood who are either smugly satisfied or deeply disturbed over cameras that record the license plates of cars driving in and around … Continue reading Safety vs. privacy? Oh, stop it.

CGTN: China sends important message with two games

In my latest editorial for CGTN, I take a look at the important message China is sending this week through sport. Scheduling all domestic competitions in the same year also offers an important affirmation of the importance of human rights in China, a topic that the West too often argues is non-existent in the country. … Continue reading CGTN: China sends important message with two games

“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.

Project Syndicate: Genocide claim against China unfounded

Project Syndicate suggests the U.S. government has mistakenly accused China of genocide inn Xinjiang. The genocide charge was made on the final day of Donald Trump’s administration by then-Secretary of State Michael Pompeo, who made no secret of his belief in lying as a tool of US foreign policy. Now President Joe Biden’s administration has … Continue reading Project Syndicate: Genocide claim against China unfounded

We must stop destroying our institutions

America enters 2021 still in the grip of a pandemic. One of the reasons coronavirus continues to burrow ever deeper into our society is the attack on science has succeeded; sufficient numbers of Americans believe coronavirus falls somewhere on a continuum of flu to hoax. The undermining of science is just one example of the … Continue reading We must stop destroying our institutions