Entries by Gordon Chang

China’s Economy Is Collapsing. Here’s Why You Should Worry

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Chinese ruler Xi Jinping has staked his rule on making China larger, by annexing neighbors. Taiwan is not his only target. He needs success to assure a precedent-breaking third term as the Communist Party’s general secretary, but the Chinese people, preoccupied by a failing economy, are in no mood for their leader’s aggression. We start […]

China Starting Next Global Crisis By Gobbling Up Sri Lanka

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Sri Lanka is only the world’s opening act. Events in Sri Lanka also highlight how China is going about dominating the world. Beijing is corrupting national leaders, drowning them in debt, and ultimately destabilizing their governments. Beijing, it appears, is particularly targeting democracies. China is the world’s predatory lender, something evident from its CCP, , […]

Biden Ignoring Budapest Memorandum Commitments to Ukraine

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Editors’ Note: The following article was published February 22, 2022 and is dated given the massive and brutal invasion by Vladimir Putin’s military forces to decapitate the Ukrainian democratically elected government. The article is published in The Prickly Pear to highlight the increasingly incompetent Biden foreign policy and the consequences of American weakness that has […]

Will Xi Jinping’s ‘End of Days’ Plunge China and the World into War?

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Xi Jinping, China’s mighty-looking leader, has an “enormous array of domestic enemies.” — Gregory Copley, president of the International Strategic Studies Association and editor-in-chief of Defense & Foreign Affairs Strategic Policy, to Gatestone Institute, February 2022.   When truckers took over Canada’s capital, Ottawa, and shut down border entry points to America, some called it […]

Suicide: Helping China in Space

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China’s militant regime wants the United States to aid its space program, and some, including those in the U.S. space community, are eager to provide assistance. Such cooperation, however, would be extremely disadvantageous for the United States, as it has always been. On January 28, Beijing issued “China’s Space Program: A 2021 Perspective,” its fifth […]

American Traitors: Academics Working for China

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It took a federal jury in Boston less than three hours to return guilty verdicts on all six felony counts against Charles Lieber, the former chair of Harvard University’s Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology. Lieber, “one of the country’s top research chemists” according to the New York Times, lied to the FBI about his participation in Beijing’s […]

China’s ‘Morally Bankrupt’ Olympics

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The disappearance of tennis star Peng Shuai this month has led many around the world to question the holding of the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing. The Games are scheduled to begin February 4. Now, only the morally bankrupt could think it is a good idea to allow the hostage-taking, rapist-protecting, genocide-committing Chinese regime to […]

Afghan Fallout: Biden Ruins America’s Most Important Relationship — India

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President Biden’s chaotic withdrawal from Afghanistan has ruined, perhaps for decades, America’s most important bilateral relationship of this era. New Delhi was one of the staunchest supporters of the American-backed Afghan government and was working alongside Washington in the war against the Taliban and other insurgents. For instance, Indian intelligence was instrumental in breaking up […]

China’s Xenophobic Plan to Shut Out the World

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On August 11, the Chinese Communist Party’s Central Committee and the central government’s State Council issued what the official Xinhua News Agency called “an outline on promoting the building of a rule of law government from 2021 to 2025, on the basis of the successful implementation of a previous 5-year plan.” The Chinese party-state’s announcement […]