Opinion Pieces

China: Politics and Economy

“Xi Jinping’s ‘Sweeping Black’ Campaign”, Urban Violence Network. April 28, 2021.

China Is Shooting Itself in the Foot Over Huawei“, Foreign Policy. January 7, 2019.

China Just Held its National People’s Congress. Here are Three Key Points.” The Washington Post, 21 March 2017.

Breaking Beijing?”Foreign Affairs, 9 June 2015.

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

What’s really at stake with rising local government debt in China?”, East Asia Forum, 5 July 2010.

Bad Seeds“, China Economic Review16 May 2013.

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

Gold in China’s Rural Hills”, Far Eastern Economic Review, Vol. 172, No.1, January 2009.

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

China’s Village Voices Clamor for Democracy”, Far Eastern Economic Review, Vol. 169, No.2, March 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.

Hong Kong Protests and Future

“Hurting Hong Kong trade won’t protect pro-democracy forces or punish China”, The Los Angeles Times Opinion Section, June 4, 2020.

In Hong Kong, are “thugs for hire” behind the attacks on protestors? Here’s what we know about these groups.”, The Washington Post Monkey Cage, July 24, 2019.

Hong Kong Waits for Beijing’s Next Move. Here’s What the Experts Say,”, The Washington Post Monkey Cage, August 15, 2019.

Canada-China Relations

Navigating Canada-China Relations in a Turbulent Era“, Public Policy Forum, Rebuilding Canada Series, October 7, 2020.

“Together, the Meng Trial and the Pandemic Offer Canada a Golden Opportunity”, The Globe and Mail, May 27, 2020.

John McCallum’s firing is a blow to Canada’s best way out of this Huawei mess“, The Globe and MailJanuary 28, 2019.

Some Canadians want to work with China. Beijing isn’t helping their case“, The Globe and Mail. January 14, 2019.

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

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

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

Southeast Asia

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

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

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

China and India

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

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

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