(Photo Aaron Tam/AFP/Getty Images via ChinaFile) I’m part of the new ChinaFile discussion: What Does Hong Kong’s Post-Protest Report Signal For Relations with Beijing? The full discussion is here. My contribution is also below: Sino-Hong Kong relations urgently need one thing to salve the ills of today and ensure a better tomorrow, and that is..
My latest thoughts on Hong Kong are in the new ChınaFile debate here. My contribution — No one who lived through China in 1989 emerged unscarred. Beijing residents learned their government and army would do anything to keep the Communist Party in power. Hong Kongers learned that their post-colonial future suddenly looked more ominous. Journalists, like myself,..
I’ve contributed my thoughts to a new ChinaFile debate on Hong Kong. The full debate is here. My contribution: Hong Kong’s tragedy is that its political consciousness began to awaken precisely at the time when its leverage with China was at its lowest ebb. Where once China needed Hong Kong as an entrepôt,..
I am part of a new ChinaFile debate here in which I argue that China is forcing brave journalists into more self censorship. My section reads: For much of the last two and a half decades, Chinese journalists have been pushing the boundaries—many going into grey areas, others stepping boldly into danger zones, others yet going..
I’m part of a rollicking discussion on ChinaFile on China journalism in the wake of the controversy over the remarks by Bloomberg’s chairman suggesting a pulling of punches and the subsequent resignation of a senior editor. The whole debate is here, and my part of it is reprinted below: Whither China journalism… The Chairman..
ChinaFile is hosting a debate on China’s Confucius Institutes — Beijing’s “gift” to universities in America and elsewhere that teach Chinese, culture and a dose of soft power. Beijing pays, sets the rules, assigns the staff. The debate is here. It was sparked when the American Association of University Professors issued a strongly negative statement,..