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Mitchell Blatt
Mitchell Blatt (Facebook: @MitchBlattPolitics) is a journalist, columnist, and translator based in East Asia. He covers foreign affairs, travel, and culture for outlets like The National Interest, Roads & Kingdoms, and China.org.cn. In addition, he offers translation and proofreading services to clients. Read some of his articles at www.ChinaTravelWriter.com. Learn more at www.Mitchell Blatt.com.
March 23, 2020
Trump's 'Chinese virus' is a racist attack
In an attempt to distance himself from criticism, U.S. President Donald Trump is calling the coronavirus the "Chinese virus." Asian Americans, as well as Asians around the world, are collateral damage.
March 19, 2020
US finally responds to COVID-19 – too little, too late?
Deluded into complacency for far too long, Americans are finally being galvanized into action to counter the COVID-19 epidemic.
March 16, 2020
Facing the same problem, offering sympathy and support instead of attack
China has been much criticized in the West over its handling of the COVID-19 outbreak. It would be much better to show sympathy and support for fellow sufferers.
March 13, 2020
Travel bans don't work but China shows the way
Travel bans like the one introduced by Donald Trump to control the current COVID-19 epidemic are ineffectual and illogical. Governments around the world need to adopt a better, multi-faceted approach.
March 1, 2020
Democratic candidates differ on how to deal with China
Democratic Party candidates seeking nomination as its presidential candidate have revealed differing views on how to deal with China. Those advocating toughness are missing the point, however.
February 28, 2020
Cooperation not discrimination in the face of COVID-19
The fear and anxiety created by COVID-19 have led to discrimination in many countries, including Ukraine. Global cooperation is crucial to winning this battle.
February 19, 2020
Pundits are wrong about Bernie Sanders
Political commentators are wrong in dismissing the presidential hopes of Bernie Sanders. People frequently don’t vote on policies and ideology, but like his passion and charisma.
February 18, 2020
Misguided travel ban wrong way to respond to coronavirus
The controversial U.S. travel ban on foreigners who have recently been in China has already blocked many with legal visas from entering the country. However, it remains to be seen just how damaging the ban is to the United States and its reputation.
February 14, 2020
Hema: Jack Ma beats Jeff Bezos to the punch
Alibaba is leading the way globally with its chain of Hema Xiansheng supermarkets, offering customers a slick in-store experience and convenient grocery deliveries within half an hour.
January 14, 2020
Deja vu in Iran
Anticipation of imminent conflict with Iran has died down, but President Trump and his allies continue to grease the skids of war in a highly dangerous way.
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