June 21, 2019
Protesters hold up their mobile phones as they gather outside the police headquarters in Hong Kong on June 21. (Hector Retamal/AFP/Getty Images)

Five myths about Hong Kong

The massive protests in Hong Kong caught officials there by surprise and startled the mainland. Even after Carrie Lam, Hong Kong’s Beijing-anointed chief executive, apologized and said she […]
June 20, 2019

The fight for Hong Kong

The proximate cause of the recent public protests in Hong Kong, which culminated on 16 June with an unprecedented 2 million people in the streets, was […]
May 30, 2019
A man stands alone to block a line of tanks heading east on Beijing's Cangan Boulevard at Tiananmen Square on June 5, 1989.(JEFF WIDENER/AP)

Across China, Who Remembers Tiananmen?

Thirty years after government troops killed an unknown number of civilians, Beijing has astounded observers with the successful control of its people. HONG KONG — IN THE three […]
May 29, 2019
The current Democratic front-runner, former Vice President Joe Biden never mentioned free trade or TPP at his first recent campaign rally in Pittsburgh. © Getty Images

Asia should not bet on Democrats on trade

Regardless of who wins the US 2020 election, Trump has shifted the globalization debate For the 21 candidates now officially vying for the U.S. Democratic Party’s […]
November 21, 2018
(jhphoto/ Imaginechina)

#MeToo in China: A force for change or another doomed movement?

Photo: Workers in Beijing carry away a student who wrapped her body with gauze in 2009 to show support for Deng Yujiao, a spa worker who stabbed […]
October 10, 2018
© AP

China’s assault on Hong Kong’s freedoms threatens city’s global role

Photo: Media representatives hold a letter expressing their concerns outside the government headquarters in Hong Kong on Oct. 8. © AP Keith B. Richburg OCTOBER 10, 2018 […]
October 9, 2018
It took a while, but ‘The Death of Hong Kong’ has arrived

It took a while, but ‘The Death of Hong Kong’ has arrived

October 9 2018 KEITH B. RICHBURG Some future historian writing a thesis on “The Death of Hong Kong” may stumble across the old 1995 Fortune Magazine […]
September 16, 2018
Photo: AP

On Internet Censorship, China can tell the US: Told You So

They’re coming from different angles, but American leaders are beginning to sound a lot like China’s when warning of the dangers of an untamed, unregulated internet […]
July 21, 2018

Mandela’s legacy lives strong in Asia, but can we say the same for its leaders?

This month’s centenary celebrations in South Africa, marking the birth of Nelson Mandela, sadly remind us of the death of any other public figure whose unquestionable […]