Foreign Correspondent: What is the role of the US in Hong Kong demonstrations?


  And what would happen if the city became independent from China? BY REESE ERLICH Foreign Correspondent: What is the role of the US in Hong Kong demonstrations? 48 Hills, August 23, 2019 I first met Jason Lee when he was promoting jazz concerts in his hometown of Hong Kong. More recently, he has been … Continue reading

China trade war not going well for Trump


Examining the real reasons behind this misguided US policy. China trade war not going well for Trump By Reese Erlich, 48Hills.org August 9, 2019 China is coming after us! Time to steel ourselves for battle against the human-rights-violating, currency-manipulating, job-grabbing, intellectual-property-stealing, missile-launching evil doers. Or so Washington, D.C. would like us to believe. Washington’s list … Continue reading

Foreign Correspondent: Elizabeth Warren on War and Peace


Warren’s troubling foreign policy history includes uncritical support of Israel, supporting sanctions on Venezuela, and vilifying Russia and China as national security threats. But her views are also evolving. by Reese Erlich, The Progressive, July 26, 2019 https://progressive.org/dispatches/foreign-correspondent-elizabeth-warren-on-war-and-peace-erlich-190726/ In the last few months Senator Elizabeth Warren has gained ground in public opinion polls tracking the … Continue reading

Foreign Correspondent: What’s Really Going on in Hong Kong?


To understand the current protests, look at Hong Kong’s colonial history By Reese Erlich July 12, 2019 48Hills.org For more than three months, people in Hong Kong massed in the streets to protest a proposed extradition law. Critics say it would allow China to extradite dissenting students, journalists, and business people to the mainland, where they … Continue reading

Foreign Correspondent: Why Trump will lose the trade war with China


The tariffs and sanctions are going to hurt everyone, in China, Mexico, Canada … and the US https://48hills.org/2018/07/119892/  By Reese Erlich July 27, 2018 When I first reported from China in 1980, bicycles outnumbered cars on Beijing’s major streets, and the tallest building in town was a 25-story hotel. I visited a small village that … Continue reading