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I believe the most important thing Americans must do is to secure their economic well-being in an increasingly challenging, complex world. What I have written about all these years is the process of creating wealth, not for any one individual, but for the United States as a whole. Ever since I was a young correspondent witnessing the emergence of China after the country opened in 1979, I’ve believed we have to get more serious about creating wealth. I retain faith in the resiliency of the U.S. economy and the enterprise of American people. If Americans have the right strategies, we can once again create widespread wealth. Come with me on this journey.

The Trump Administration and the Northeast Asia Power Play
The Trump Administration is about to get a crash course in the dynamics of China, Japan and North and South Korea. This is one of the most complex military, economic and geopolitical tangles in the world. And these peoples have been playing their grand power games for literally thousands of years. Trump is like a […]
A New Tech Cluster is Born–How New Jobs Should Be Created
Everybody who read the New York Times this morning probably skipped over the usually dull Square Feet real estate column. But the careful reader discovered in the column that Manchester, New Hampshire is the scene of a new technology cluster being born. In old textile mills built in the 19th century, a center of regenerative […]
An Administration Attacking the Fundamentals of the Media’s Legacy
Here were my remarks at the Overseas Press Club Foundation luncheon Friday Feb. 24 at the Yale Club in Manhattan.
Nick Kristof Is Right: What Did The President Know–And How Will He Respond to Russian Testing?
Nick Kristof nails the question of the hour in this piece today. Much as we asked during Watergate, what did the president know and when did he know it? Back then, we were talking about Nixon and the break-in at Democratic Party headquarters and a subsequent cover up. Today we’re asking what Trump know and […]
New York Times Rediscovers Japanese Car Story
One of the tragedies of the American media is that it has bled out an entire generation of reporters and writers who actually remember how certain issues got started and how they were resolved–or not resolved. The U.S.-Japanese auto imbalance is just one of those issues, as evidenced by this piece in today’s Times. There […]
How Will The Void in U.S.-Chinese Relations Be Filled?
I went to a Chinese New Year’s bash that the Hong Kong government put on last night in Manhattan and, amid the tinkle of champagne glasses, got a dose of what Hong Kong and China are thinking about President Trump. The new president has named Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad as his new ambassador to China […]
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