Must The Dragon Have Two Eyes? – Some Gloomy Thoughts on Hong Kong’s Future

I contributed this to China File. The full conversation is here. By David Schlesinger “The dragon must have two eyes.” This was the inevitable, hopeful refrain whenever I interviewed Hong Kong businessmen in the 1980s, during the long and tortured handover negotiations. Their point was that while Shanghai might flourish, Hong Kong’s sophistication and internationalism..

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What Do We See When We See China?

Here’s a piece I wrote for News-Decoder , a site that aims to help young people explore the news. By David Schlesinger Is it China’s century? Or is China a sclerotic, debt-laden behemoth on the verge of collapse? Is China an engine for world prosperity, first manufacturing goods for the globe, and then, with new wealth,..

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