I contributed this to China File. The full conversation is here. By David Schlesinger “The dragon must have two eyes.” This was the inevitable, hopeful refrain whenever I interviewed Hong Kong businessmen in the 1980s, during the long and tortured handover negotiations. Their point was that while Shanghai might flourish, Hong Kong’s sophistication and internationalism..
I contributed the following to China File on Hong Kong’s recent protests and its relationship with China. The full discussion can be found here What defines China? This month’s massive protests in Hong Kong, whose triumphant return from colonial rule to Chinese sovereignty in 1997 only put off the ultimate question of what happens in..
New tanks and new fighters – Taiwan’s Tsai Ing-wen hints that the US may be ready to risk China’s anger and sell the island some upgrades. I discuss Tsai’s Palau, Nauru and Marshall Islands jaunt and her crucial Hawaii stop over with Monocle radio. You can listen here:
Italy may be set to be the first G7 nation to join China’s ambitious and huge Belt and Road Initiative. I discussed the implications with Monocle radio.
The failed Hanoi summit was followed immediately by the U.S. announcing it would not hold its usual massive military maneuvers with South Korea any more. What does this actually mean for the U.S. in Asia? Korea expert Ramon Pacheco Pardo and I discussed this and more on Monocle Radio.
The always heated rhetoric between China and Taiwan has ratcheted up another notch at the Lunar New Year, with China even issuing a soft-porn like military video entitled “My War Eagles Are Flying Around The Treasured Island”. The video, which should be seen to be believed, can be viewed here. Monocle radio invited Professor Steven..