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Tom Plate
Opinion

Opinion

Tom Plate

America’s knee-jerk reaction to China: just shoot the bad guy

  • Viewed calmly, the new world order is simple: China is back, deal with it. But, to a Washington in cold war mode, Beijing can do nothing right
  • Since 2004, about 1,800 US newspapers crucial to American democracy have closed. Yet US politicians prefer to fixate on the fate of one Hong Kong daily

Illustration: Craig Stephens Illustration: Craig Stephens
Illustration: Craig Stephens
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Tom Plate

Tom Plate

Tom Plate is a university professor and a veteran columnist focused on Asia and America. This Distinguished Scholar of Asian and Pacific Studies at Loyola Marymount University has orchestrated live interactive seminars with major universities across Asia, as part of the LMU’s path-finding Asia Media International Centre. He is also the author of 13 books, including the bestsellers “Confessions of an American Media Man” (2007), four volumes in the “Giants of Asia” series, and three In the 'Tom Plate on Asia' book series. He is vice-president of the Pacific Century Institute, in Los Angeles.