I discuss Biden’s invitation to Taiwan to join his “Democracy Summit” in December, plus how the Honduras election is now a Beijing/Taipei issue with Monocle Radio.
I discuss the US hope for “more international space” for Taiwan with Monocle Radio.
I chatted with Monocle radio about the current state of affairs in Hong Kong
I’m honored to participate in a webinar on Hong Kong. Here are the details from the sponsor countryrisk.io It is a pleasure to host a very timely webinar on the current developments in Hong Kong and its implications for AML country risk and economic sanction risks. We have two distinguished speakers: Nicholas Turner and David Schlesinger. When: 15..
I shared some thoughts with the News Decoder website. The original article is here . Here is the text: By David Schlesinger At the beginning of March, as the coronavirus crisis began to ravage Italy, Rome’s ambassador to the European Union wrote pointedly on the Politico news site that only a far-away friend, well outside..
ChinaFile asked me and some other China people for our predictions about the coming year. This was mine: “Backlash” is the word for China in 2020. Engagement, progress, friendship, admiration, prosperity—the arc of change for China has moved, with the horrific exception of Tiananmen and its aftermath, in a steady, consistent, and predictable direction. Until..
Who’s standing up for the Uyghurs?: The treatment of the Uyghur people in China’s far west Xinjiang region has been condemned by journalists but overseas governments have largely remained silent. Has China become too powerful to criticise or does the international community simply not care? Andrew Mueller from Monocle Radio’s Foreign Desk program is joined..
Hong Kong’s chaos continues as its leader uses an old British colonial law to repress civil liberties and try to unmask its rioters/protesters – I discuss with Monocle radio