Dong Lei
Dong Lei
Dong Lei is a non-practising solicitor in Hong Kong and is the principal at AB Highwood Consultants.

The protesters do not represent the majority, who want to protect the vulnerable elderly, even as Beijing hesitates to import mRNA vaccines amid geopolitical heat. The rest of the world should help, not inflame sentiment.

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Washington expects help from China on Ukraine while maintaining a campaign of hectoring and humiliation, including on China’s refusal to condemn Russia, and Taiwan. Much as Nixon’s visit to Beijing reshaped US-China relations, so peaceful means can be found to end cross-strait tensions and the Ukraine conflict.

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Blindly accepting the West’s ‘good-vs-evil’ narrative risks prolonging the crisis, and China is right to resist pressure to choose a side. Instead, it must focus on securing a speedy resolution to avert further bloodshed and a global food crisis.

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The MTR Corp has profited handsomely as a major property developer and landlord. As calls for regulation grow, it must recall its civic duties as a mostly publicly owned company and commit to providing affordable housing.

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Developments in December reflect the tension between China’s moves towards allowing more foreign direct investment and concerns about national security. The two, however, are not mutually exclusive.

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