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 […]
June 7, 2019

Monthly newsletter: June 2019

Hong Kong on June 4 just saw one of the largest crowds ever gather to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the massacre of pro-democracy students and protestors in […]
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 […]
May 13, 2019

Monthly newsletter: May 2019

Is WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange a hero or a heel? Is Assange, currently in a British jail, a journalist who should be supported as a symbol […]
April 12, 2019

Monthly newsletter: April 2019

Message from Keith The adage holds that a picture is worth a thousand words, and I was reminded of that this month when I was fortunate […]
March 29, 2019

Monthly newsletter: March 2019

Message from Keith If you want to feel optimistic about the future of journalism, take a short trip up to Beijing. Yes, you read that right, […]
February 4, 2019

Monthly newsletter: February 2019

Welcome back! Our newsletter took a short break during the Christmas and New Year holiday period.  So you will see this edition is jam-packed with lots […]