Articles

November 11, 2020

The US should seize opportunity for a new China doctrine

China Daily

The election of Joe Biden is a chance to reset the relationship between Washington and Beijing. The world's problems will only be solved in both these powers find a way to cooperate.
October 3, 2020

The US fears competition. Its status as head of the global order must now be rethought

South China Morning Post

American pre-eminence was sustained by a grand bargain: it could sit at the top if it did not abuse its position – or it kept its abuse to bearable levels. Now that it no longer wants to behave responsibly, a more multipolar world which works for the benefit of all must be devised.
September 25, 2020

Why resilience – not technology – is the answer to our biggest challenges

World Economic Forum

The Fourth Industrial Revolution can't be a panacea for the problems caused by our obsession with unchecked economic growth. We need instead a concerted effort to reset our economic systems and make some hard choices about our future paths.
September 8, 2020

Big tech failed us during Covid. It’s time for a re-think.

Tech for Impact

It is time investors, entrepreneurs, and capitalists of all stripes get reacquainted with foundational technologies that improve societal resilience and sustainability. Public policy is critical.
August 28, 2020

Megacities Are Not the Future. They Are Inhumane and Unsustainable

Time

The pandemic has highlighted the inequality that defines big cities and should make us rethink our attitude to them.
August 23, 2020

This constant mistrust of Chinese science and technology must be countered

South China Morning Post

China’s contribution in these areas will shape the next 50 years and its innovations are needed for the good of humanity. China should not be bullied by the West, but it can counter its demonisation with transparency, talent management and improved standards of English.
August 18, 2020

The Costs Of An Over-Sanitized World

Noema

COVID-19 requires us to better understand the trade-offs that come with realizing our vision of living in ultra-hygienic environments.
August 8, 2020

Leaving Hong Kong isn’t the answer. Staying and building a new one is.

South China Morning Post

It is not only the national security law and protests that have some heading for the exit – high living costs and limited social mobility are playing a part too. If a foreign government can purport to offer a million passports, surely the Hong Kong government working with developers and banks can offer a million homes.
July 30, 2020

Don’t Write Hong Kong’s Obituary Just Yet

The Diplomat

The resilient people of Hong Kong are bouncing back yet again. They deserve the international community’s support.
June 28, 2020

White privilege: to dismantle it, we must first learn to identify it

South China Morning Post

George Floyd’s death has led the Western world to examine the privilege it has accumulated through centuries of oppression of black and other non-white people. Undoing the damage is an uncomfortable task that will take generations, but it starts by not looking away.
June 1, 2020

The future of Asian conservation

CARI

The AEC should take real conservation action, putting an end to this international tragedy of the commons while simultaneously minimising the risk for the next pandemic and economic crisis.
May 31, 2020

China’s decision to drop economic growth target is a blessing in disguise

This Week In Asia

The more Beijing weans itself off growth as the economic metric, the freer it will be to concentrate on the environment, health and education. Growth targets inevitably lock developing countries into a Western model of economic policy and a Western notion of how globalisation should work.