Melissa Chen

John Cena’s car-crash Taiwan apology

27 May 2021 3:11 am

In an unforgivably cringeworthy mea culpa delivered in surprisingly fluent Mandarin, John Cena has apologized to his fans in China. He had…

Joe Biden is letting India down

27 April 2021 3:44 am

With 40 percent of the population vaccinated, a palpable sense of normalcy has returned to America. The young are now…

The media’s haste to cry race

23 March 2021 2:43 am

The bodies of the victims hadn’t gone cold, the families had barely begun grieving, when the familiar cottage industry of…

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The China election

1 September 2020 4:19 am

Bill Clinton, in a speech heralding China’s entry into the World Trade Organization in 2000, remarked that ‘by joining the WTO,…

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Farewell, dear Hong Kong

6 July 2020 1:05 pm

There was no way to know that the last trip I took to Hong Kong just a few years ago…

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Don’t compare America’s riots to Hong Kong

6 June 2020 12:13 am

As soon as the unrest began in Minneapolis, the inevitable comparisons with Hong Kong began. We saw throngs of masked…

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Is Joe Biden really a sure thing?

5 March 2020 1:15 am

How quickly the campaigns of Tom Steyer, Pete Buttigieg and Amy Klobuchar — all billed as moderates — have assimilated…

Why the #NeverBernie efforts fell flat in South Carolina

26 February 2020 11:56 pm

Last night, as expected, Bernie Sanders’s status as the front-runner invited a pile-on of attacks from the other candidates for…