Is the Chinese state a dictatorship or an enlightened meritocracy? The once-in-a-decade leadership transition in Beijing has raised this question.
A China editor once remarked that it makes perfect sense for the Communist Party to go big on Confucianism. "When it comes to control, communism and Confucianism have a lot in common," he said.
The title of this work is somewhat deceptive for it's only really in the last couple of chapters that we get into the meat of China going "into its second rise". The bulk of the book is a...
It's easy for people who have lived normal lives to tell their life stories. It's far more difficult for individuals who have been traumatised or violated to give an unbiased account of their...
Justice: What's the Right Thing to Do?
by Michael Sandel
Allen Lane (e-book)
The number of applications for permission to lodge a judicial review last year dropped by a fifth from a peak figure of 149 cases in 2005.
It is a fight China does not want. But many western intellectuals and policymakers are already baying for blood.
Joseph Yam Chi-kwong's paper on the future of Hong Kong's monetary system caused quite a stir.
Long, long ago in Mongolia, there lived an emperor who was extremely vain and conceited. All he cared about was his appearance.
The economists within the liberal ranks understand that market economics forms the foundation of China's success. Yet their economic position has been hijacked by political ideologues who insist...
Mainland NGOs are decrying Guangdong's lead as the first province to ease registration requirements as a limited move, despite kudos from Beijing and pro-government academics.