Isaac Stone Fish

How Kissinger became an asset of China

Henry Kissinger and Xi Jinping (Photo: Getty)

It started with Henry Kissinger. Before Intel apologised to China for attempting to remove forced labor from the company’s supply chains in December, before Disney thanked a Chinese public security bureau that rounded up Muslims and sent them to concentration camps, before LeBron James criticised the Houston Rockets’ general manager for supporting democracy in Hong Kong, before Marriott fired an employee for supporting Tibet, before Sheldon Adelson personally lobbied to kill a bill condemning China’s human rights record, even before Ronald Reagan called China a ‘so-called Communist country,’ the men whose relationship became a blueprint for everything that came after...

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Isaac Stone Fish
Isaac Stone Fish is the founder and CEO of Strategy Risks. He is a former Asia Editor of Foreign Policy magazine and Beijing correspondent for Newsweek. His book ‘America Second: How America's Elites Are Making China Stronger’ is out in the UK.

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