The US snubs Beijing’s upcoming Olympics, saying it won’t send officials to the ceremonies because of China’s human rights record. But is this a meaningful act? I discuss with Monocle Radio:
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..
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..
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..
China rejects criticism of its human rights record in Xinjiang, saying security is necessary to prevent “tragedy”. Yet credible reports say there could be a million people detained. I discussed the situation on Monocle Radio with Maya Wang @wang_maya from Human Rights Watch.
I wrote some thoughts on China, Apple…and your company that were published in the Nikkei Asian Review. The published version is here. And the text is below: Apple has to face question of its ‘red line’ in China Doing business requires consideration of which official demands to accept DAVID SCHLESINGER Launches of new iPhone models..
After our mission to Tokyo, the Committee to Protect Journalists has written to Japanese Prime Minister Abe to urge him strongly to engage with the concerns and recommendations expressed by UN Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression David Kaye. The full letter is available here
This June I’m part of a delegation from the Committee to Protect Journalists to Japan, where we will advocate for continued and expanded press freedoms and participate in public forums at Waseda and Sophia Universities. Full details are available here. In April, I spoke at Hitotsubashi University on “Journalists, Consultants and Charlatans: How We All..
I wrote the following for a discussion on ChinaFile. It will be published at https://www.chinafile.com/conversation/how-should-trump-deal-china-and-how-should-china-deal-trump on November 11 U.S. time. CHINA AND TRUMP – SO WHAT ABOUT HUMAN RIGHTS By David Schlesinger Pity the Chinese human rights campaigner or intellectual who looked to the United States as a beacon, a model, a source of..
How does academic freedom in Hong Kong reflect on its future? I’m part of a ChinaFile conversation. The whole debate is here. My contribution is: What is it that makes a place work? What is it that separates a world city from a second- or third-tier city? More specifically, what is it that has made..