I wrote the following for the Nikkei Asian Review. The original is here. December 14, 2015 7:00 pm JST David Schlesinger SCMP sale another step in Hong Kong’s real transition From being a place that prided itself on a distinctive identity separate from the system and influence of China, Hong Kong..
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..
I’m part of a China File discussion about China’s increasing restrictions on the internet, called “Is China’s Internet Becoming an Intranet?” The full discussion is here. And my contribution is reproduced below: What matters today is not whether the Great Wall kept the barbarians out. In fact it did not; eventually they entered in..