Opinion: Empathy, curiosity and humility are needed to understand China more than ever as the information age helps subpar critics rise to prominence
The high-quality approach to analysis as practiced by the U.S. intelligence and scholarly communities seems "all too absent among the raucous commentariat that has come to dominate public discourse on China in the United States," writes Greg Austin. "Donald Trump’s charge from 2012 that climate change is a conspiracy dreamt up by China to bring down the United States is symptomatic of the gulf between some new political movements in the United States and the much wiser, better informed intelligence officials and scholars."
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