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‘Big Help With a Little Badmouth’: How Politicians Use Tepid China Criticism as Cover to Do Beijing’s Bidding

Peter Schweizer’s new bestseller “Red-Handed: How American Elites Get Rich Helping China Win” blows the whistle on a little game played by pro-Beijing politicians in Washington, a tactic summed up as “big help With a little badmouth.” The idea is to throw out a little tepid public criticism of China to maintain deniability while collaborating with the Chinese Communist Party and its business interests behind the scenes.

WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 25: China's President Xi Jinping (6-L) meets with leaders Congress (L - R) Sen. Ben Cardin, (D-MD), Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), House Minority Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi, and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, (R-KY) September 25, 2015 in Washington, DC. …

Kissinger: Trump Has ‘No Baggage’ or Obligation to Any Group

Sunday on CNN’s “Fareed Zakaria GPS,” Presidents Richard Nixon and President Gerald Ford’s former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger said President-elect Donald Trump is “unique” among presidents in the fact that “he has absolutely no baggage. He has no obligation

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International Relations Scholars: Kerry Least Effective Secretary of State in Half a Century

Nobody puts the SoS in Secretary of State quite like John Kerry, who has overseen the rout of American influence and prestige in every corner of the globe, managing the neat trick of making Hillary Clinton look relatively consequential, or at least harmless. Kerry has finally been given the recognition he deserves by foreign policy scholars, who named him the least effective SecState of the past 50 years.