As the 10-member ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ summit in Bangkok starts, the real action is how China and the United States interact with the trade block. I discussed with Monocle radio:
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:
Italy may be set to be the first G7 nation to join China’s ambitious and huge Belt and Road Initiative. I discussed the implications with Monocle radio.
The failed Hanoi summit was followed immediately by the U.S. announcing it would not hold its usual massive military maneuvers with South Korea any more. What does this actually mean for the U.S. in Asia? Korea expert Ramon Pacheco Pardo and I discussed this and more on Monocle Radio.
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..
Making predictions is fools’ work, but every year Robert Ciemniak of Real Estate Foresight Ltd. asks me to put my neck out for his China Property Outlook seminar. Here’s my January 2019 view, with a look back to 12 months earlier
The Doha Forum and Al Jazeera asked Maria Ressa, Time Magazine’s person of the year, Sean Spicer, Donald Trump’s first press secretary, and me to debate to debate the current parlous state of journalism – from journalists being murdered, arrested, harassed and targeted for their reporting to fake news charges poisoning the whole ground of..