by Jianli Yang and Alvaro Piaggio – Mar 01, 2022
Several democracies took an important symbolic step by staging a diplomatic boycott of the Beijing Winter Olympics that came to a close on February 20. Dozens of athletes around the world bravely refused to act as pawns of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) during the games.
Although far from sufficient, these are encouraging signs that there is a growing movement in the democratic world willing to stand up to China’s egregious human rights violations and its efforts to undermine liberal democratic values around the world. Unfortunately, there is a major and influential player that has proven much harder to convince to join these efforts: the corporate world.
The world today has largely embraced free markets. If there is one way in which history “ended,” it was certainly in the way in which totalitarian, centrally planned economies have… [Continue Reading]