Monday, September 30, 2019

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- September 30, 2019

Emily Feng, NPR: At 70, People's Republic Of China Faces Economic And Political Headwinds

Major streets have been cordoned off for hours at a time, leaving restaurant and bar customers stranded overnight. Bomb-sniffing dogs stand guard on busy corners. Teams of hawk-eyed retirees sporting red armbands patrol the sidewalks as part of volunteer neighborhood watch committees, ready to report the smallest sign of a challenge to public security.

Normally, Beijing is an oasis of calm during the annual Golden Week holiday that begins on Oct. 1. But this year is different. Not only is China preparing to celebrate an important milestone — the 70th anniversary of the Chinese Communist Party's rule — but it is doing so at a particularly turbulent time of economic uncertainty and testing of its authority.

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Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- September 30, 2019

Analysis: New challenges confront China's Communists at 70 -- Byken Moritsugu, AP

They were born at the start of Communist China. 70 years later, their country is unrecognizable -- Ben Westcott and Lily Lee, CNN

China at 70 must take on its greatest challenge yet – political reform and opening up -- David Shambaugh, SCMP

Xi’s historic power grab has cost China a great deal of stability -- Frederick Kempe, CNBC

Is defeat inevitable for Hong Kong’s pro-democracy movement? -- Simon Tisdall, The Guardian

North Korea Can’t Hide Its Population Problem -- Anthony Fensom, National Interest

Does a Trump Impeachment Mean the End of Negotiations with North Korea? -- Doug Bandow, National Interest

Duterte still waiting for China’s ballyhooed bonanza -- Richard Javad Heydarian, Asia Times

Suu Kyi and the generals drift apart in Myanmar -- Bertil Lintner, Asia Times

How Gulf geopolitics are turning Somalia into a theatre of the absurd -- The East African editorial

Saudi Arabia Considers the Consequences of a Strike on Iran -- Stratfor Worldview

Bluff or masterstroke? Johnson's Brexit riddle baffles his party -- William James and Kylie MacLellan, Reuters

Kurz Returns -- Michael Brendan Dougherty, National Review

Austria's Election Shows Germany's Future -- Leonid Bershidsky, Bloomberg View

What's fuelling the protests in Haiti? -- Al Jazeera


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