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 […]
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 29, 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 […]
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 31, 2018
US President Donald Trump. Photo: Bloomberg

Someone tell Trump the trade war is over. China won

Nine years ago it was car tyres followed by chicken feet. Now it’s washing machines and solar panels followed by sorghum. Aluminium and steel may soon be […]
July 31, 2018

Here’s a lesson from the 1997 stock crash: don’t panic

A financial contagion from Wall Street spreads across the Pacific to hammer Asian markets. Regional stocks plummet from Shanghai to Singapore. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index takes one […]
July 31, 2018

Why China and Hong Kong must heed America’s immigration debate

The immigration debate now roiling the United States and paralysing Congress is about nothing less than two conflicting views of America itself – what the country is, […]