Mandatory Denaturalization Should be Considered for Export Control Law Violators

It’s four years in the federal slammer for an American caught conspiring to export to Communist China a very pricey weaponized drone as well as jet fighter engines. In my book, she got off too easy. According to a Justice Department press release, Wenxia Man, aka Wency Man, 45, of San Diego: According to evidence presented at trial, between approximately …

Beware of Strangers Bearing Gifts

Access to the U.S. market is a privilege, not a right. Foreign investment in the United States, access to our financial system, and, especially, immigration are regulated by the federal government for a reason: it is not, and should never be, one big free for all.  For example, foreign investment in the United States is generally a …

China and Smithfield Virginia, Follow Up

One of the most popular items on this blog is a 2013 post about a Chinese company purchasing Smithfield, the largest meat processing company in the world. A long-time Virginia company, its headquarters are located in the Tidewater region of the commonwealth. The blog post still generates weekly hits, about half from China. I also receive e-mail about it every now and …

Chen Guangcheng: China ‘Many Times More Dangerous’ Than ISIS

Here’s a brief item you may have missed in the news since the mainstream media did not give it the time of day. It is a true and sober reminder that there are many global issues that require U.S. leadership. Last week at the Heritage Foundation, a leading Chinese human rights activist and attorney, Chen Guangcheng, said something …

Morning Musings

The White House is reportedly redacting a 6,800 page CIA report detailing how the United States went about extracting vital information from bad people who wanted kill Americans. The document should never see the light day, much less released on or about Independence Day as Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) suggested in a recent POLITICO interview. …

This Week in History

This week the world took time to remember two events of historical significance. The impacts of both of these events are still felt in the world today. One is a triumph of democracy over tyranny. The other is a triumph of tyranny over democracy. The first event was D-Day. Seventy years ago this week, allied …

Chinese Nationals Not Beaming Up, Anytime Soon

The U.S. government appears to have reached a few preliminary conclusions about what export control laws apply to the Virgin Galactic program, and likely much of the future civilian space services industry. And, not surprisingly, Chinese nationals need not apply for the $250,000 Virgin Galactic adventure … unless you’re creative enough to use immigration laws …