November 21, 2018
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#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
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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
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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 […]
June 17, 2018

Admit it: Trump’s Singapore date with Kim made us all safer

Let’s give credit where it’s due. Last Monday’s sit-down in Singapore between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un probably nudged the Doomsday Clock just a few […]
June 11, 2018
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in Pyongyang, North Korea. Photo: AP

Sleepless in Singapore: dear Trump, some dos and don’ts for your big date with Kim

Dear President Trump, As you prepare for your historic summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, you are probably now being bombarded by the voices of talking-head […]
May 25, 2018
Demonstrators rally in Seoul to call for more dialogue between North Korea, South Korea and the United States. Photo: AFP

Trump-Kim talks: the art of no deal

Is the guy who wrote The Art of the Deal really a choke artist? It’s a fair question after US President Donald Trump appears to have buckled last week on two […]
May 12, 2018

Why would Kim Jong-Un trust Trump now he’s ripped up Iran’s nuclear deal?

An isolated “rogue regime” with a horrendous human rights record destabilises the region, supports terrorism and embarks on a dangerous nuclear programme. The world community bands together […]