Selected Opinion Pieces

China’s Only Children,” TVO with Steve Paikin, November 13, 2018.

China in Africa,” TVO with Steve Paikin, October 30, 2018.

Mahathir Must Now Rebuild Malaysia’s Judiciary and Police“, South China Morning Post. 1 June 2018.

China Just Held its National People’s Congress. Here are Three Key Points.” Washington Post, 21 March 2017. Reproduced as “Xi Jinping and China’s “Two Sessions” in the University of Nottingham’s China Policy Institute: Analysis.

Harnessing Youth Power in the Quest for Better Canada-China Relations”, Canada International Council—Open Canada, 9 September, 2016.

Ong: Canada’s Efforts at Closer Ties to China Include Cultural and Language Training”, Ottawa Citizen, 22 September, 2016.

Promote Youth Engagement to Foster Canada-China Ties“, The Hill Times, September 7, 2016.

Buy Low, Sell High: The Political Economy of ‘Land Grabs’ in China and India“, Policy Forum, August 31, 2015.

The Political Economy of Land Grabs in China and India“, East Asia Forum, November 21, 2015.

Breaking Beijing?” Foreign Affairs, 9 June 2015.

China’s Regime Stability—Sustaining or Collapsing?” Canada-Asia Agenda, Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada, 2 June 2015.

Malaysia—The Best Predictors of Electoral Outcomes”, New Mandala, 13 July 2014.

China Rural Credit Problem,” East Asia Forum, June 19, 2013.

Bad Seeds,” China Economic Review, May 16, 2013.

Pakatan Rakyat Must Rethink Strategies,” New Mandala, May 11, 2013.

China’s Banking System and Access to Credit,” Testimony before the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission, March 7, 2013.

Indebted Dragon: The Risky Strategy Behind China’s Construction Economy,” Foreign Affairs, November 27, 2012.

What’s Really at Stake with Rising Local Government Debt in China?East Asia Forum, July 5, 2010.

“Gold in China’s Rural Hills,” Far Eastern Economic Review, 172(1), 2009.

Local Government Debt: Another Bail-Out Job,” China Economic Quarterly, Quarter 1, 2006.

Modern Mask Hides Conditions in Rural China,” Asia Times Online, September 23, 2004.

China Anti-Poverty Loans Go to Favored Businesses,” Asia Times Online, August 4, 2004.

Media Interviews

International Print Media

Young China Watchers, Voices on China, July 13, 2016.

The Atlantic’s CityLab, “Beijing’s Migrant Workers are Still Living in Storage Basements and Bomb Shelters“, November 6, 2015, by Tavni Misra.

Wall Street Journal, “Tianjin Blast Victims Protest for Better Compensation“, September 17, 2015, by Chun Han Wong.

Christian Science Monitor Global Outlook, October 28, 2014. “Slow Chinese Economy Pushes Migrants Back to the Farm“.

New Yorker, “The Thugs of Mainland China“, October 8, 2014.

Aljazeera America, “China’s President Could Face US-style Gridlock After Hong Kong’s Occupy,” October 1, 2014, by Massoud Hayoun.

The Diplomat, “China’s Climate Change Paradox,” September 30, 2014, by Stephen Junor.

The Guardian, “China Reforms Hukou System to Improve Migrant Workers’ Rights“, July 31, 2014, by Tania Branigan.

The Economist, Special Report: China, “Local Government: Emerging from the Shadows“, April 19, 2014.

Straits Times Singapore, January 27, 2014.”Worry Over China’s Shadow Banking Woes,” by Grace Ng.

Dart-Throwing Chimp, November 10, 2013, “China’s Houses of Cards?” by Jay Ulfeder.

New York Times, November 9, 2013, “New China Cities: Shoddy Homes, Broken Hope“, by Ian Johnson.

Chicago Policy Review, July 23, 2013, “China Progress Without Partnership,” by Jeff Gerlach.

South China Morning Post, July 23, 2013, “A China Crash in the Making?“, by G. Bin Zhao and Andrew Collier.

Bloomberg Businessweek, February 28, 2013, “Will Xi Jinping be the Reformer China Needs?” by Dexter Roberts.

South China Morning Post, December 5, 2012, “China’s Spending Could Cause Crisis, IMF Experts Warn“, by Kevin Rafferty.

South China Morning Post, November 6, 2012, “Ideal ‘Place’ to Stay“, by David Powell.

Wall Street Journal, September 25, 2012, “Still a Model? Revisiting the Rebel Village of Wukan“, by Josh Chin.

Los Angeles Times, May 29, 2008, “Protests Flare Over Quake Aid in China“, by Don Lee.

Canadian Print Media

Toronto Star, “Why Hollywood’s Box Office is Banking on Beijing“, May 7, 2016, by Tony Wong.

Macleans, “Canadian Students Need to Go to China, But They Need Some Help“, November 15, 2016, by Josh Dehaas.

Canadian Global Affairs Institute, “Extradition Treaty with China a Polarizing Issue, New Poll Indicates“, October 13, 2016, by Tim Naumetz.

University of Toronto News, “Youth Engagement is the Key to Understanding China“, September 22, 2016.

The Globe and Mail, “As China Moves Away from Communist Regime, Cracks Appear,” March 19, 2015, by Nathan Vanderklippe.

Sun News, “Tory MPs of Chinese Descent Stay on Message About Hong Kong Protests“, October 1, 2014, by Giuseppe Valiante.

Toronto Star, January 29, 2013, “Beijing Air Pollution Hits ‘Hazardous’ Level“, by Hamida Ghafour.

National Post, January 18, 2013, “After Critical Editorial Censored by Chinese government, newspaper embarks on regime-testing landmark strike“, by Scott Barber.

University of Toronto News, January 2013, “Indebted Dragon, Lynette Ong explains China’s Construction Economy”.

Toronto Star, November 15, 2012, “China’s New Leader Xi Jinping Calls for ‘Better Life’ for the Country“, by Bill Schiller.

Television and Radio

CTV National News, “China’s One-Belt-One-Road Ambitions“, May 14, 2017.

OMNI TV, “Canada-China Free Trade Deal“, March 11, 2017.

Business News Network (BNN), “Canada-China Trade Deal“, September 22, 2016.

Monocle Radio, “Canada Comes to China“, September 5, 2016.

CBC Power & Politics with Evans Soloman, “Trudeau and China”, September 1, 2016.

CBC Power & Politics with Evans Soloman, “Protests in Hong Kong, September 30, 2014.

BBC World Service, “Urbanization in China“, September 22, 2014.

Global TV’s Morning Show, December 6, 2012, “China Political Transition”.

Advisor Analyst, December 4, 2012, on China’s political succession and economic outlook. Video available here: