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FOX & Friends, March 29, 2012

Ying Ma spoke to FOX & Friends about her journey to America’s inner-city as a legal immigrant and the importance of choosing liberty over the welfare state. This interview is re-posted here due to the widespread interest that Americans currently have in immigration reform.

Please view the three-minute interview HERE.

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FoxNews.com, April 3, 2013

–Article by Ying Ma

The middle-aged woman representing the American Consulate in Guangzhou, China, said something in English. We could not understand, so we turned to her colleague. He looked Chinese and was supposed to be her translator, but he only spoke our language haltingly. My father tried to help with what little English he knew, which consisted of not much more than “how are you” and “thank you.” My brother and I sat quietly and played our part as the well-behaved children of aspiring immigrants to America. My mother looked on nervously.

We lived in China’s third largest city. Chairman Mao had passed away nearly ten years ago but the stench of his failed totalitarian policies was still everywhere. We lived in an apartment that had no running hot water, no refrigerator, no telephone and no modern toilet facilities.

We applied for immigration to the United States soon after China re-opened its economy to the world in the late 1970s. Now, after about four years of waiting, we had finally gotten to “the front of the line.” But on this day, it was not going to be good enough.

Read the entire article on FoxNews.com.

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PJ Media, January 11, 2013

–Article by Ying Ma

In cities across America, free-market ideas have been losing the battle against the welfare state for a long, long time. The November 2012 elections merely offered the latest depressing results. To reverse the tide, free-market believers should think about a brand new approach: stop demanding courage as the price of admission.

To read entire article, please click HERE.

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In this day and age of intense partisan rancor in Washington, one thing that regularly brings Republicans and Democrats together is their distrust of China. And one Chinese company that both the left and the right seem to love to hate is Huawei Technologies, the largest telecommunications equipment manufacturer in the world.

In October 2012, the House Intelligence Committee released a report warning the U.S. government and private companies against doing business with Huawei. The Chairman and the Ranking Member of the Committee  pointed out that Huawei can insert malicious hardware or software implants into its equipment, and allow the Chinese government to wage cyberwarfare, conduct economic espionage, and disrupt U.S. telecom networks that affect everything from electric power grids to banking and finance systems to rail and shipping channels.

Friends and Foes of Liberty spoke with Mr. William Plummer, Vice President of External Affairs at Huawei, about the accusations against the company, its relationship with the Chinese government, the vulnerabilities of the global telecommunications supply chain, and the politics of the U.S.-China relationship.

Hosted by Ying Ma, Friends and Foes of Liberty is an Internet radio show featuring in-depth discussions with thinkers, doers and leaders about freedom, geopolitics, the global marketplace and U.S. foreign policy.

Listen to the discussion by clicking here, downloading the podcast on iTunes, or using the blogtalkradio player below.

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Friends and Foes of Liberty spoke to Ward Connerly, founder and President of the American Civil Rights Institute, about his efforts to end state-sponsored, racial and gender preferences across America. Mr. Connerly discussed the insidiousness of quotas and preferences, the impact that President Barack Obama has had on the national racial discourse, the Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin affirmative action case currently before the U.S. Supreme Court, and the need to constantly remind Americans that civil rights is not just for one group of people but for everybody.

Mr. Connerly has gained national attention as an outspoken advocate of equal opportunity for all Americans, regardless of race, sex, or ethnic background. Since the mid-1990s, he has led efforts to end racial and gender preferences in public education, public employment and public contracting–through the passage of voter ballot initiatives on the state level. Mr. Connerly has successfully shepherded such ballot initiatives to passage in California, Washington, Michigan, Nebraska, Arizona and Oklahoma.

Hosted by Ying Ma, Friends and Foes of Liberty is an Internet radio show that features in-depth discussions about freedom, geopolitics, the global marketplace and U.S. foreign policy.

Listen to the discussion with Ward Connerly by using the blogtalkradio player below, downloading the podcast on iTunes, or by clicking here.

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PJ Media, October 30, 2012

–Article by Ying Ma

Earlier this month, the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments in Fisher v. University of Texas, a case challenging the use of racial preferences in the university admissions process. The case has led supporters and opponents to engage in a heated national debate about the merits of affirmative action, but few have noticed that one of the best reminders of the policy’s absurdities actually comes from the territorial conflicts currently raging in Asia.

In the world of affirmative action, Asians-Americans, along with other races, are lumped together as a single group that receives, or are excluded from, employment, education, contracting, or other positions. In the real world, however, the people of Asia not only are not interchangeable tokens; they have numerous reasons not to like each other. Grouping Asians together for the purpose of fostering “diversity” in America is not only ignorant but also insulting.

Read the entire article HERE.

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Hosted by Ying Ma, Friends and Foes of Liberty proudly presents its first episode, “Don’t Take China’s Money?!” The episode features a lively interview with Dr. Stephen Bryen, a former senior Department of Defense official, about the national security risks of Chinese foreign direct investment in America.

Find out why Dr. Bryen opposes Chinese acquisition of U.S. telecom networks but supports a Chinese wind farm company that appears to have fallen victim to the Obama administration’s election-year politics.

Dr. Bryen is the President and CEO of Ziklag Systems and the President and CEO of SDB Partners. He has 40 years of experience working in national security and industry, and has previously served as a senior staff director of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee, as an Undersecretary of Defense for Trade Security Policy in the Reagan administration, and as the President of the North America operations of Finmeccanica, one of the world’s top ten global players in aerospace, defense and security. Dr. Bryen is also a former commissioner of the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission, a congressional entity established to examine the national security implications of U.S.-trade with China.

Friends and Foes of Liberty is an Internet radio show featuring in-depth discussions with scholars, business leaders and policymakers about China, the free market and international affairs.

Listen to the interview with Stephen Bryen online, download the podcast on iTunes, or play the episode using the blogtalkradio player below.

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