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Washington missed the opportunity to emulate the COVID-19 responses of democracies, @JonCohenNYC writes. Americans now have more to learn from grassroots groups in authoritarian, divided, and racist societies whose problems closely mirror those of the U.S.
“What has been Asia’s financial hub may find itself reduced to a twenty-first-century version of the fishing village that Queen Victoria’s subjects found when they sailed into the harbor in 1841.”
“Beijing has acted with a sense of impunity in its northwestern province, but its abuses there could bedevil its foreign relations with the Muslim world in the years to come.”
Hong Kong’s status as an autonomous region that respected the rule of law and protected human rights helped make the city a capital of international finance, writes Michael C. Davis. This achievement is now at risk.