Chee Yik-wai

Chee Yik-wai

Chee Yik-wai is a Malaysia-based intercultural specialist and the co-founder of Crowdsukan focusing on sport diplomacy for peace and development

Show more

Latest from Chee Yik-wai

Opinion | Malaysia floods are Asia’s latest sign to act on climate change

Asia is projected to be hit particularly hard as the effects of climate change take hold, with trillions in economic activity at risk. The Dutch experience is one all countries can learn from as they rush to deal with rising waters and flooding.

Asia is projected to be hit particularly hard as the effects of climate change take hold, with trillions in economic activity at risk. The Dutch experience is one all countries can learn from as they rush to deal with rising waters and flooding.

4 Jan 2022 - 9:15AM
Opinion | Covid-19 protests show tug of war between individual rights and collective responsibility

Across the West, people enjoy liberties but chafe against restrictions. In Asia, many accept sacrifices for the collective good but this risks dissatisfaction, which destabilises society. The key is in finding the right balance that best suits the country and its people.

Across the West, people enjoy liberties but chafe against restrictions. In Asia, many accept sacrifices for the collective good but this risks dissatisfaction, which destabilises society. The key is in finding the right balance that best suits the country and its people.

11 Dec 2021 - 6:30AM
The View | To fight climate change, Asia must reinvent its economic wheel

The region has been slow to move from a linear ‘make, use and dispose’ economic model to a circular one in which nothing goes to waste, with cost often cited as a barrier. However, the German example shows that encouraging businesses and consumers to recycle does not adversely affect growth.

The region has been slow to move from a linear ‘make, use and dispose’ economic model to a circular one in which nothing goes to waste, with cost often cited as a barrier. However, the German example shows that encouraging businesses and consumers to recycle does not adversely affect growth.

12 Nov 2021 - 9:15AM
Opinion | For Chinese culture to be a global hit, Beijing has to learn from Japan’s J-pop and South Korea’s hallyu

As Chinese state-led soft culture efforts bump up against US-led scepticism, China needs to learn to tell its stories more concisely – and allow the entertainment sector greater creative freedom to do so.

As Chinese state-led soft culture efforts bump up against US-led scepticism, China needs to learn to tell its stories more concisely – and allow the entertainment sector greater creative freedom to do so.

21 Oct 2021 - 9:15AM
Opinion | Sports diplomacy: China should try a new tack for the Belt and Road Initiative

Ping-pong diplomacy paid off for China, more than ‘wolf warrior’ diplomacy has. If the belt and road plan could help bridge the sporting infrastructure gap in countries, it would improve local sentiment and strengthen economic cooperation.

Ping-pong diplomacy paid off for China, more than ‘wolf warrior’ diplomacy has. If the belt and road plan could help bridge the sporting infrastructure gap in countries, it would improve local sentiment and strengthen economic cooperation.

30 Jul 2021 - 9:15AM
Opinion | China’s earthly concerns take priority over ‘space race’ with US

Any such race requires speed and competition, neither of which appear to be present in the US or Chinese space programmes of late. If China ever makes significant progress towards commercialising space resources, the US could then change and start competing – for wealth rather than prestige.

Any such race requires speed and competition, neither of which appear to be present in the US or Chinese space programmes of late. If China ever makes significant progress towards commercialising space resources, the US could then change and start competing – for wealth rather than prestige.

5 Aug 2020 - 6:00AM
Opinion | Western calls for greater Chinese transparency on the coronavirus reflect a clash of culture

As the US and Europe demand more information sharing, neither Beijing nor Chinese people share the Western value that transparency is intrinsic to good governance.

As the US and Europe demand more information sharing, neither Beijing nor Chinese people share the Western value that transparency is intrinsic to good governance.

30 Apr 2020 - 6:37AM