Tom Clifford

Beijing’s COVID Policies Are not Healthy

Difficult to gauge in a country without political polling, but there does seem to be an almost palpable sense of opportunity lost.  The Whac-A-Mole approach...

A China Angle on Ukraine

Embassy alley in Beijing, in reality a patchwork of tree-lined streets with two story houses, mostly built in the 1960s in a style reminiscent...

China’s Economy Must Still Naviagte Challenges

The temptation to be flippantly Wildean and evoke the spirit of Oscar is sometimes too tempting for the mortal flesh. For the United States...

China Enters the Era of Cultural Resolution

The most powerful leader since Mao. In reality, President Xi Jinping has less control than the paranoid Mao but is more powerful as China...

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