Alternatives to Global Conflict Between the US and China

Apr 20, 2020

We are witnessing a period of great change in world politics. The old power structures still dominate daily politics but are no longer unchallenged. New ideas for a post-liberal order appear on the horizon. The world order has indubitably entered an “interregnum” where, as Antonio Gramsci...

Hong Kong and China: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

No Blue Skies for Beijing

Mar 05, 2019

It would be impossible for China to tackle air pollution without overhauling the rural economy.  Beijing has vowed to continue cracking down on the city’s notorious smog problem in 2019, although, unlike previous years, the capital has declined to give specific target numbers for average...

Does Beijing Want Peace in the South China Sea?

May 31, 2016

For peace to prevail, China must show restraint with its territorial disputes in the Asia Pacific. In April, Chinese President Xi Jinping announced a new security doctrine proposing an international system for security governance based on Asian features, which included openness and...

Curtain Up in China: Broadway Gives Its Regards to Beijing

Jul 13, 2014

There is a clear appetite for Western cultural attractions in Asia, and the theater industry could be a lucrative market. The next must-see Andrew Lloyd Webber musical may be making its debut in Beijing rather than Broadway. Recently, the composer and theater impresario announced plans to...