December 7, 2019

Monthly Newsletter: December 2019

Should journalists rely on anonymous sources?   There has been much recent talk among media analysts, critics and journalism educators about reporters overusing anonymous sources. This […]
December 2, 2019

Beijing needs to change tack in wake of Hong Kong elections

THE STRATEGIST | Make no mistake about it; Hongkongers’ overwhelming vote on 24 November was a clear and unequivocal repudiation of Beijing and its appointed government […]
November 12, 2019

Too important or too irrelevant? Why Beijing hesitates to intervene in Hong Kong

THE STRATEGIST | Two competing narratives might explain why China’s authoritarian communist rulers have so far displayed a relatively hands-off attitude towards the increasingly violent protests […]
September 2, 2019

Bringing Hong Kong back from the brink

THE STRATEGIST | After 13 straight weekends of unrelenting protests and an increasingly harsh police response, Hong Kong’s worst political crisis since its reversion to Chinese […]
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 […]