News broke earlier this week that the United States is considering approving the Taiwanese government’s request to change the name of its thinly veiled…
A recent article by Zheng Yongnian of the Chinese University of Hong Kong (Shenzhen campus) was regrettably brought to my attention, and I am in turn b…
The image above, from Xi Jinping’s visit to CGTN in 2016, states the reality of PRC state media all too clearly: “the CCP is CGTN’s daddy.” Five years …
In devastating news for Xi Jinping, whose wealth is estimated to be at least 1.5 billion, Chairman of the Chinese Communist Party Xi Jinping this week …
I remember back in late 2019 and early 2020, when I first learned that a lethal virus was spreading in Wuhan, I felt that it was an extremely curious l…
I am genuinely annoyed at the extent of self-serving self-censorship in China research. For more than a decade, people told me about all of the ways th…
(Nationalism in China at the moment is a bit cray, part 2)
...and that is not good for China, nor for the world
This article makes a very simple point: the sanctions that the United States has implemented against Hong Kong and Chinese officials are great, and the…
On July 1st, 2021, the hundredth anniversary of the establishment of the Chinese Communist Party and the twenty-fourth anniversary of Hong Kong’s trans…
Or, how I learned to stop worrying and love tinfoil hat diplomacy
[Originally written on June 30, 2020, before the National Security Law text was public, and published in Apple Daily English Edition, July 1, 2020, the…