Isaac Stone Fish

Isaac Stone Fish


Contributing columnist, Washington Post Global Opinions. Speaker. Senior fellow, Asia Society. Contributor, @CBSN. Visiting Fellow, @GMF.

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In May 2001, the future chief executive of Hong Kong Donald Tsang defended expelling some Falun Gong practitioners. "It's the freest place to come in and go out of," he said, "But we do keep undesirable elements out."

This Washington Post article came out just over an article ago, and it already has more than 10,000 comments.

Going on Bloomberg @technology  at 5:45pm today to chat Trump's escalation of the trade war.

Sorry @AnaSwanson  @sdonnan  and all the other great trade reporters out there, looks like this will be a long weekend.

I'd love to read someone arguing that Twitter should close itself down and delete its entire platform before the 2020 elections, because it facilitates Trump and could help him get reelected. Not sure if I'd agree with it, but I think it would be fascinating to read.

China nerd twitter, help: is that former Shanghai Party Secretary Chen Liangyu in this 2003 photo? And if not, who is it?

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More than 25 percent of Hong Kong's population of 7.4 million people protested this weekend. By proportion, these are the largest protests in modern history. Absolutely stunning.

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I spent six months investigating China's influence in American universities, and I found an epidemic of self-censorship. Most worryingly, Columbia University cancelled several talks because they were afraid of offending the Communist Party.

I'd like to watch a one-act play about Donald Trump's disastrous 1990 trip to Japan.

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I interviewed Khan six years ago. I'll always remember it because he was the most inarticulate and uninformed politician I'd ever met.

This photo says it all: Next to Trump's wife, Chinas top diplomat Yang Jiechi. Next to Xi's wife, Jared Kushner. No Tillerson.

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Bizarrely and disturbingly, Beijing just granted Ivanka Trump's fashion brand approval for 16 new trademarks in China, including one for "voting machines." Yep, you read that right. Voting machines.

Wishful thinking. I'll say this again: China's trade with North Korea has grown an incredible 37.4 percent in the 1st quarter of 2017.

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