GODFREE ROBERTS—When the re-education issue surfaced in February China invited the EU, the World Muslim Council and thirteen majority-muslim nations to send inspectors to Xinjiang. The World Muslim Council and twelve majority-muslim nations accepted, the EU refused. Turkey, too, refused and criticized China but then praised China and refused to sign the petition.
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PEPE ESCOBAR—New Delhi’s priority – embedded deep in the Indian establishment – may be containment of China. Yet Putin and Xi – fellow BRICS and SCO members – are very much aware that Modi cannot at the same time antagonize China and lose Iran as partner, and are deftly working on it.
GODFREE ROBERTS—Though Trump charges that China infringes American IP rights, China’s payments of licensing fees and royalties for the use of foreign technology have reached $30 billion annually, nearly a four-fold increase over the last decade. Court filings show that China is a minor IP infringer and, domestically, China’s Progress on Intellectual Property Rights has been swift and substantial. Complaints about ‘forced’ contributions of IP to joint ventures are daft: companies sign them voluntarily to make profits and open new markets.
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MAX PARRY—Through all its many significant faults, the People’s Republic has lifted nearly a billion people out of poverty since 1949 and while it is true there are still tens of millions who are poor, the Communist Party continues to organize the economy to eventually raise those remaining to a higher standard of living under the guide of its self-professed ‘socialism with Chinese characteristics.’