One idea America should steal from China: A national economic growth goal

Chinese President Xi Jinping recently set a goal of doubling the size of China’s economy by 2035. To hit that target, the Financial Times calculates, the Chinese economy must generate average annual GDP growth of ....

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Lessons from an open global economy: My long-read Q&A with Philip Coggan

By and large, the history of the world’s economy is defined by increased openness: more trade with other countries and more acceptance of innovation has raised dramatically living standards throughout the world over the past ....

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Assessing the Trump administration’s (mostly successful) intellectual property record

Now that state canvassing boards are beginning to certify election results, and even the General Services Administration has formally “ascertained” that former Vice President Joe Biden won the presidential election, it’s worth reflecting on the ....

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A powerful conversation on standing against tyranny

Periods of expansive tyranny have a tendency to bring out the worst elements of societies, but also the best: heroic personages whose struggle against authoritarianism nourishes the fight for freedom around the world, and for ....

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O-RAN: Facilitating protectionism in the name of competition?

Since the US and other governments have effectively banned the use of Chinese (read Huawei, but also ZTE) equipment from future mobile communications networks, support for open radio access network (O-RAN) architecture has risen dramatically. ....

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Making a China executive order meaningful

There’s some fuss over last-second Trump administration executive orders disrupting US-China relations in ways the Biden administration can’t unwind. For better or worse, this is generally overstated. With no time to implement the orders, they’ll ....

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We should close the revolving door between government service and our rivals’ companies

A group of British MPs wants to restrict the opportunities for former politicians and senior officials to work for foreign companies. The idea sounds terribly protectionist, but it is necessary if liberal democracies including the ....

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China’s exploitation of academic freedom in the US

According to Sun Tzu, “the supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting.” China’s campaign to gain non-military advantage internationally has been relentless, and it benefits from the opportunities that open societies provide ....

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7 important updates in the Department of Defense’s 2020 China Military Power Report

The Pentagon has just released the 2020 China Military Power Report, one of the leading sources of reliable information on China’s military. This year’s version marks the 20th anniversary of the report and provides a ....

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