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Huawei Arrest Raises Thorny Questions of Law Enforcement and Foreign Policy

Canadian authorities arrested the CFO of Chinese telecom Huawei at the request of the United States. The high-profile arrest comes against the backdrop of sensitive trade negotiations and U.S. government concerns about the potential national security threat posed by Huawei.

China

Succession Politics and the Cost of Eliminating Presidential Term Limits in China

The potentially destabilizing effects of lifelong rule in China almost certainly outweigh the short-term benefits. The only guaranteed outcome of the elimination of constitutional term limits for the presidency is a period of deep geopolitical and ideological instability once succession politics come into play.

 

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