China’s new trade deal is bad for the US but not as bad as you heard

The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership highlights the shortsightedness of US withdrawal from the Trans Pacific Partnership and further feeds a narrative that China is not merely ascendant, she is stepping into a role than the US has willingly abrogated.

Don’t believe China’s accusations of racism

It is not racist to suggest that the Chinese government lied about the origins and spread of the virus and that they’re continuing to lie about related infection and fatality rates now. There is plenty of evidence for any reasonable person to conclude that Beijing lied, calling them on it is not racist – it is prudent.