Articles

February 15, 2020

Why do Western environmental crises get more media attention than Asian ones?

South China Morning Post

Australia’s bush fires have dominated global headlines for months, but the forest fires of Borneo and Sumatra affected many more people. This is because the climate change debate hinges on a Western framework that distorts and oversimplifies the problem.
January 16, 2020

Climate Change and Intellectual Dishonesty

YaleGlobal

Governments and corporations should move beyond superficial green slogans and prepare for redesign of economic systems, with incentives that prioritize sustainability, resource conservation and social stability over short-term profits.
November 7, 2019

The Global Debate on the World’s Major Divisions Misses the Elephant in the Room

Institut Fur Auslandsbeziehungen

“The world has never been more divided” is a refrain often heard in mainstream commentary, especially as the global consensus around economics and governance is challenged both internally and externally. But what are these divisions? What is causing them? And what must we do to confront them?
September 26, 2019

The High Cost of Hong Kong’s Housing Inequality

The World Post

Only Beijing can help reduce inequality in Hong Kong, but a large portion of the population view the Chinese government as a threat to their freedom.
September 21, 2019

American exceptionalism is dead

Quartz

This is an opportunity to change course from years of American exceptionalism that have damaged the international community.
August 28, 2019

The Root Cause of Hong Kong’s Woes (Hint: It’s Not China)

[The Diplomat] Hong Kongers do not trust their government to defend their interests, whether against Beijing, big business, or anyone else.
August 20, 2019

ASEAN should emulate China’s GBA eco-civilisation concept

[TheEdge Malaysia]It is time that ASEAN reframes its 2025 vision and centres it around the concept of initiating an eco-civilisation as its overarching philosophy for regional integration and development.
August 3, 2019

Ten steps to end Hong Kong’s crisis and avert the next one

Hong Kong needs a way out of its firestorm of protests and violence – and it starts with the government admitting that, by any reasonable definition, it has failed. Another suggestion? Allow Beijing to help. [The South China Morning Post]
July 30, 2019

China’s Rise Is Not a Gift of the West

This argument from many China watchers has a colonial stench to it. [The WorldPost]
June 28, 2019

Future of China

[China Daily] China needs new definitons of success: ones that are connected to the challenges of the 21st Century, not older Western-derived definitions.
June 6, 2019

Religious leaders can kickstart a global anti-plastic movement

May 23, 2019

Affordable Housing as Human Right

[YaleGlobal] A strong Indian state must set a bold, once-in-a-generation national objective and then commit resources to achieve its goals without capitulating to vested interests.