China’s surveillance state is at war with its own effort to modernize its society. Its own people can't trust each other and can't think or talk freely.

Oct 11, 03:14 AM

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Mark Clifford, former editor-in-chief of the South China Morning Post and a Hong Kong resident since 1992, in a discussion on how Mike Pompeo was publicly chastised by Wang Yi, Chinese foreign minister, for multiple transgressions. Being of a Trumpian mentality, Pompeo responded clearly. Important dialogue, mil-to-mil conference other meetings, al cancelled by China despite that being counterproductive to China. In doing things that damage their own cause, they show that they're rattled. Leading website; AppleDaily. . . . Hong Kong is now the leading negative example for Taiwan. JB: American friend says, When I go to China I leave all my electronics at home. When I arrive, I have only face-to-face meetings. MC: China’s surveillance state is at war with its own effort to modernize its society. Its own people can't trust each other and can't think or talk freely.