FROM Yunxiang Yan
Xi Jinping's Visit to LA and China-Golden State Connections China's Vice President and next leader-apparent, Xi Jinping, visited the Port of Los Angeles today, including the expanding facility run by the China Shipping Group. Tonight at the JW Marriott Hotel in downtown LA, Vice President Xi is dining with Chinese Americans from the Los Angeles region. There are just 500 seats—and Xi's delegation fills 100.
The flight bumping heard around 'round the world Recent video of a passenger forcibly removed from a United Airlines plane is a worst-case example of what's happened since consolidation into just four US-based carriers. Management seems to be tone-deaf to a decline in service — and even abuse — of passengers.
Truth and Lies in Trumpland Donald Trump is using mis-information like no President has before him. It's an unprecedented challenge to the news media, and a potential threat to democracy. We hear how the "leader of all the people" is dividing Americans and confusing the rest of the world.
Mixed Messages from US diplomats on the new hard line on Syria Since President Trump's surprise retaliation against Syria's use of chemical weapons, Bashar al-Assad has used the same airport to launch conventional attacks on his own people. It's not clear what the US, its allies — or Vladimir Putin's Russia -- plan to do now.