Webinar on 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..

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Backlash – China in 2020

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..

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China, Xinjiang and Foreign Pressure

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..

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Must The Dragon Have Two Eyes? – Some Gloomy Thoughts on Hong Kong’s Future

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..

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