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The Battle for Hong Kong is the Decisive Battle of our Time

This article was originally published in The National Interest . Its author Azeem Ibrahim has been involved with the Asia Scotland Institute for several years. New legislation proposed by the Chinese Communist Party in Beijing is set to allow mainland authorities to directly target anti-government protests in Hong Kong. The effect will be that the Hong Kong…

The Belt and Road Initiative: Economic Development for All or a Geopolitical Power Play?

Irrespective of the economic outcomes, the Belt and Road Initiative has created a new core–periphery relationship in China’s favour. This article was originally published by the Royal United Services Institute (rusi.org.uk) and the author is Dr Andrew G Ross. He is a Lecturer in International Business at Edinburgh Napier University and a Fellow of the…

Clouded thinking in Washington and Beijing on COVID-19 crisis

This article from the Brookings Institute highlights how difficult domestic situations in both China and the United States is encouraging more nationalistic and ‘wolf-warrior’ diplomacy in their dealings with each other. https://www.brookings.edu/blog/order-from-chaos/2020/05/04/clouded-thinking-in-washington-and-beijing-on-covid-19-crisis/?utm_campaign=Brookings%20Brief&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=87470595

China: Technology

As part of the Brookings Institute Global China series, assessing China’s growing role in the world, the Brookings team have produced an in-depth article on China’s global technology ambitions and assesses their desire to achieve global technological leadership. China’s rapid technological advances are significant in contemporary geopolitical competition, with some countries raising concerns about how…

A Letter From Beijing

Inspiring Global Talent 2017   Today, the Asia Scotland Institute is proud to announce a partnership agreement with the British Council in China to inspire and support the leaders of tomorrow. The partnership focusses on our Institute supporting students to boost their employability, enhance their long-term job prospects and develop a global mindset through study…

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