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It is interesting that China seems to seriously believe it can influence international perception through a flat screen in
Perhaps no government policy anywhere in the world affected more people in a more intimate and brutal way than China’s one
James Rollins is the New York Times-bestselling author known to millions of fans for his speculative adventure fiction. His novels take readers to unknown worlds, and across eons of time, reminiscent of books by Michael Crichton, H.G. Wells, and Isaac Asimov.
While there are American-style liberals in China, some intellectuals and others view freedom through a different, and they say Chinese, prism. Some reject U.S.-style democracy without exactly affirming CCP-led autocracy. Everyone wants to be heard, but they don't necessarily want everyone else, especially the rural masses, to be heard.
I'm no currency expert. But coming on the heels of a ham-handed intervention in the stock market, the abruptness of the depreciation seems to be an obvious short-term move to increase export competitiveness. More worryingly, it is also a tacit admission that China's leaders are very nervous.
His brutal, unpredictable dictatorship has disappeared, but in its place has emerged a blander, more prosaic and bureaucratic authoritarian system. Still, the Chinese people remain in chains, though their fetters now are gold and silver.
The threat of IS may be exaggerated. But if effective action is not taken now, IS will become existential. And that threat will extend far beyond the Middle East.