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
I contributed some thoughts on flags, symbolism, protests and causes that are in the eye of the beholder to News Decoder . Here is my article: By David Schlesinger What does it mean when protestors halfway around the world sing your national anthem? Or wave your flag? Or burn your flag? Or appropriate a symbol..
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: