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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“My War Eagles Are Flying Around The Treasured Island” – China/Taiwan tension at the Lunar New Year

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..

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New ChinaFile conversation: Uncomfortable Bedfellows: How Much Does China Need America Now?

  I took part in a new ChinaFile conversation today spinning off the US debt ceiling/government shutdown kerfuffle. The whole conversation is here. My contribution said: “The debt standoff is temporarily over, apocalypse isn’t now and everyone can take a deep breath. For China, its big dance partner, the U.S., is still too big and..

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