Port calls to Hong Kong by US Navy warships such as the USS Ronald Reagan have been suspended by China in response to US lawmakers’ actions. Photo: AFP
Ankit Panda
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Ankit Panda

China prisoner of its own propaganda in response to the US’ Hong Kong democracy act

  • Welcome no more, US warships’ enforced absence denies China a barometer of its rival’s mood – all because of an insecurity seemingly gripping Beijing
  • Chipping away at Hong Kong’s status in retaliation will only vindicate the US act

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Port calls to Hong Kong by US Navy warships such as the USS Ronald Reagan have been suspended by China in response to US lawmakers’ actions. Photo: AFP
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Ankit Panda

Ankit Panda

Ankit Panda is an Adjunct Senior Fellow in the Defense Posture Project at the Federation of American Scientists, a Senior Editor at The Diplomat, an online magazine on Asia-Pacific affairs, and a Contributing Editor at War on the Rocks. Panda is an award-winning writer and a frequently cited analyst on geopolitical and security issues in the Asia-Pacific. His writing has appeared in The Diplomat, The Atlantic, The Daily Beast, Politico Magazine, and War on the Rocks, among other publications.