Peter Herford

The Seattle-based author has many years of experience in national broadcast news, including years teaching journalism in mainland China.

Big Chill in China Trade: It Affects the Northwest

Both Biden and Xi appear to have seen the need for a de-escalation of language.

Happy Birthday to Me: The Party Gives it all to Xi

At the 19th Party Congress in addition to hailing the chief, it gave Xi Jinping what he wanted, an open-ended term at the top, so no surprises there

Through a Glass Darkly: Who’s Really in Charge in China?

Xi Jinping has 12 titles and counting, many of them created after he took office in 2012. Some of his titles are opaque, but taken together they are evidence of a man who has accumulated power.

Kissinger & Friends: What Defines Leadership

There is no person alive who has personally known as many major political leaders as Kissinger.

Different Times: When Walter Cronkite Told Us the News

The assassination of President Kennedy changed news consumption worldwide. For the first time CBS and NBC News (ABC News was still a fledging) reported a major news story live for four days straight, without commercials.

Bellingham: A Music Festival says Goodbye to its Founder

The Festival began with an idea, a vision, a bucolic place, and a dynamic leader.

Why China Will Not Invade Taiwan

Many factors argue against a Chinese invasion of Taiwan, which would be the equivalent of going to war with your banker.