As President Xi Jinping arrives in Italy, I discuss the “Belt and Road”, the EU, Trump and more with Sinologist Francesco Sisci . The discussion, on Monocle radio, can be heard here:
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..
Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen is heading for visits with two of the island’s 18 remaining official, formal allies with diplomatic relations (Paraguay and Belize), with all-important symbolic stopovers in the United States. I discussed the issue on Monocle radio.
Russia’s Putin flies to meet China’s Xi in Qingdao just as a fractured G7 shows its divisions in Canada. That the big two nations show their bromance — meeting more than 25 times already — on the eve of the US/North Korea summit shows that geopolitics is not a game for the faint hearted. I..
Taiwan is conducting its “war game” simulation just weeks after China did its own – all this in a key period of Asia diplomatic maneuverings. On June 12, the US will open its revamped quasi-embassy in Taipei, the very same day that President Trump is due to meet North Korea’s Kim Jun Un. Monocle Radio..