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    No Excuse For Biden's Slip on China's One Child Policy

    Earlier this week, Vice President Joe Biden unnecessarily acknowledged and condoned communist China’s one-child-only policy in a speech to Chinese leaders while visiting the country to speak on U.S.–China relations. Biden admitted he does not “second-guess” the horrific, decades-old policy, which often forces women to undergo unwanted abortions and sterilizations. … More

    Morning Bell: China Threatening U.S. Space Superiority

    Yesterday in New York City, NASA’s last space shuttle astronauts visited a World War II aircraft carrier-turned-museum docked on the west side of Manhattan. The carrier is one of four museums where retired NASA shuttles will go to rest now that the historic shuttle program has ended. But as NASA sends its … More

    Russia Debuts Stealth Fighter—with Implications for the U.S.

    The chief of Russia’s air force announced this week that the PAK FA, Russia’s fifth-generation stealth fighter, will enter service in 2015. This would be close to the time when two U.S. F-35 Joint Strike Fighter variants for the U.S. Air Force (F-35A) and the Navy (F-35C) are expected to … More

    On Eve of VP’s Visit: "No" to New F–16s for Taiwan

    Reports are now emerging that the Administration has decided to reject the sale of F–16 C/Ds to Taiwan, in advance of the Vice President’s trip to China. Instead, as a sop, the Administration has decided to go forward with upgrades of the F–16 A/Bs currently in Taiwan’s air force. What … More

    Top 10 Reads: August 11, 2011

    Catching you up on clips, commentary and news of the day. Sign up for the daily email update from Scribe.   South China Sea: It’s not Beijing’s lake – Kim Holmes Are federal social programs working? No one knows. – David Muhlhausen Every Single One: The Politicized Hiring of Eric Holder’s … More

    Global Public Opinion: Declining U.S., Rising China

    According to a recent global survey, opinion of the United States continues to be generally favorable in most regions of the world, but it appears that America may be on its way to lose its status as the dominant global superpower. The American image now faces several new and worrisome … More

    'Fight Fight, Talk Talk': China's Model for Military-to-Military Relations

    On the same day, we have two arguments presented about whether to increase military-to-military engagement of the Chinese military, also known as the People’s Liberation Army (PLA). On the one hand, we have Admiral Mike Mullen, the outgoing chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, arguing that the very act … More

    The Debt Ceiling: What China Is Doing

    The debt standoff in D.C. is first and foremost about irresponsible government—not just right now but for a decade by both parties, both houses of Congress, and two Presidents. There are also a number of secondary issues, including the impact on America’s biggest foreign creditor: China. Hang on—this is going … More

    Farewell, Atlantis: China Takes Up the Torch of Manned Space Flight

    With the safe return of the Space Shuttle Atlantis, American ability to put astronauts into space come to an end—50 years after Alan Shepard piloted Freedom 7 into the heavens and became the first American to enter outer space. Later this year, China will remind the world that it remains … More

    Bloomberg Harms Environment with Gift to Sierra Club

    Sometimes things don’t work out the way we expect. New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg today announced a $50 million gift to the Sierra Club. His motive? “Coal is a self-inflicted public health risk…and the leading cause of climate disruption.” But what will actually come out of the Bloomberg gift? 1) … More