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The United States can still regain its position in leading the free world – Roddy Gow

Roddy Gow, The Scotsman – 25 February 2021 Trump’s allegations over rigged voting and the storming of the capitol building triggered a response, mainly from the east, questioning the moral high ground upon which the U.S. holds its democracy. Roddy Gow, chairman and founder of the Asia Scotland Institute, writes in this article on The…

EU-China investment deal faces backlash in European Parliament

Finbarr Bermingham, South China Morning Post – 24 February 2021 MEPs have criticised the investment deal between Brussels and Beijing, saying that the parliament has ignored concerns over human rights issues and also bypassed the Biden administration’s calls for tougher engagement with China. The EU’s top negotiator defended the deal and says that the EU…

US should make competition fair, not a game to contain China: Global Times editorial

Global Times – 24 February 2021 This article in Global Times publicises what they say are China’s ‘long-term cultural and institutional advantages’ and why the U.S. should aim for fair and justified competition with them, rather than the destructive and toxic actions to contain their inevitable rise. Read the full article here.

How China’s Digital Silk Road Is Leading Countries Away from the United States

Patrick Tucker, Defense One – 22 February 2021 This article looks at how China is building dependencies on their technology within other countries’ infrastructure in order to weaken their partners’ ties with the U.S.. Their strategy includes the supply of security technology to autocratic regimes, technology investments and the investment in Chinese tech education. Read…

HSBC offers lesson in corporate realpolitik

Financial Times – 23 February 2021 HSBC have made clear where their allegiances lie, with a relocation of some of their most senior leaders to Hong Kong. This article in the Financial Times explains why it should be no surprise that the bank is returning to their Asian roots in order to keep Beijing on…

10 Traditional Trades To Support In Hong Kong Before They Disappear

Helen Yu, Tatler Hong Kong – 18 February 2021 Beneath Hong Kong’s cosmopolitan and modern exterior there are many traditional heritages that are often forgotten but are a key part of the city’s historical and cultural identity. In this article, Helen Yu shines a light on these trades, including birdcage making, mahjong tile carving and…