Why America Should Support and Aid Xi Jinping’s “Belt and Road” Initiative

President Xi Jinping speaking before the Second Belt and Road Forum in Beijing (Foreign Policy)

Living the cognitive-dissonant life — that of combining hard-bitten cynicism with altruistic starry-eyed idealism— is not easy. For my part, Exhibit A is China. I’ve said many times that I’m no fan of the Chinese government, and especially of what it is doing to the Uighur and Tibetan cultures. Chinese nationalists can deny these crimes against humanity all they…



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Glenn Rocess

Retired Navy. Inveterate contrarian. If I haven’t done it, I’ve usually done something close.