Keith B. Richburg

Professor Keith B. Richburg, a former Washington Post correspondent, is Director of The University of Hong Kong's Journalism and Media Studies Centre.
Keith B. Richburg
Professor Keith B. Richburg, a former Washington Post correspondent, is Director of The University of Hong Kong's Journalism and Media Studies Centre.

Latest from Keith B. Richburg

Quick Take | On internet censorship, China can tell the US: told you so

They’re coming from different angles, but American leaders are beginning to sound a lot like China’s when warning of the dangers of an untamed, unregulated internet.

29 Sep 2018 - 2:36PM

They’re coming from different angles, but American leaders are beginning to sound a lot like China’s when warning of the dangers of an untamed, unregulated internet.

On internet censorship, China can tell the US: told you so
Opinion | Mandela’s legacy lives strong in Asia, but can we say the same for its leaders?

From Myanmar to India and the Philippines, autocratic regimes have been on the rise since the South African leader and icon of inclusive democracy left his presidency.

21 Jul 2018 - 2:09PM

From Myanmar to India and the Philippines, autocratic regimes have been on the rise since the South African leader and icon of inclusive democracy left his presidency.

Mandela’s legacy lives strong in Asia, but can we say the same for its leaders?
Asian Angle | Admit it: Trump’s Singapore date with Kim made us all safer

The results from the US-North Korea summit are at worst vague and opaque, but at least the two nations are no longer sabre-rattling with nukes, and that’s a good start – as long as the US president can stay out of his own way.

17 Jun 2018 - 7:49PM

The results from the US-North Korea summit are at worst vague and opaque, but at least the two nations are no longer sabre-rattling with nukes, and that’s a good start – as long as the US president can stay out of his own way.

Admit it: Trump’s Singapore date with Kim made us all safer
Quick Take | Sleepless in Singapore: Dear Trump, some dos and don’ts for your big date with Kim

An open letter to the US president: keep your eyes on the prize (no, not the Nobel Peace one, the other one – building trust for the denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula). Oh, and try not to smile.

29 Sep 2018 - 2:36PM

An open letter to the US president: keep your eyes on the prize (no, not the Nobel Peace one, the other one – building trust for the denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula). Oh, and try not to smile.

Sleepless in Singapore: Dear Trump, some dos and don’ts for your big date with Kim
Quick Take | Trump-Kim talks: the art of no deal

Eighteen months into his mercurial presidency, the Donald Trump who promised to be the ultimate deal broker looks more like the ultimate deal choker.

25 May 2018 - 8:03PM

Eighteen months into his mercurial presidency, the Donald Trump who promised to be the ultimate deal broker looks more like the ultimate deal choker.

Trump-Kim talks: the art of no deal
Asian Angle | Why would Kim Jong-un trust Trump now he’s ripped up Iran’s nuclear deal?

Pushing Tehran into Beijing’s embrace seems like another example of the Donald “Making China Great Again”.

12 May 2018 - 12:05PM

Pushing Tehran into Beijing’s embrace seems like another example of the Donald “Making China Great Again”.

Why would Kim Jong-un trust Trump now he’s ripped up Iran’s nuclear deal?
Quick Take | Donald Trump, the Nobel-worthy peacemaker in Korea? It’s not so far-fetched

The US president may indeed deserve praise for the current optimism on the Korean peninsula – but it is not because of the ‘fire and fury’ threats or the taunting of Kim Jong-un. It’s the sanctions, stupid.

6 May 2018 - 8:02AM

The US president may indeed deserve praise for the current optimism on the Korean peninsula – but it is not because of the ‘fire and fury’ threats or the taunting of Kim Jong-un. It’s the sanctions, stupid.

Donald Trump, the Nobel-worthy peacemaker in Korea? It’s not so far-fetched
Does Trump even have an endgame in trade war with China? 

Cooler heads could still prevail, but it seems unlikely as Beijing and Washington up the stakes in a tit-for-tat spat that could play havoc with the world’s economy.

20 Jul 2018 - 8:47PM

Cooler heads could still prevail, but it seems unlikely as Beijing and Washington up the stakes in a tit-for-tat spat that could play havoc with the world’s economy.

Does Trump even have an endgame in trade war with China? 
Quick Take | Someone tell Trump the trade war is over. China won

Beijing knows its trade practices are unfair and tilted towards protecting its domestic industries. The surprise is only that it has been able to get away with it for so long

23 Mar 2018 - 12:58PM

Beijing knows its trade practices are unfair and tilted towards protecting its domestic industries. The surprise is only that it has been able to get away with it for so long

Someone tell Trump the trade war is over. China won
Quick Take | Here’s a lesson from the 1997 stock crash: don’t panic

On the surface, conditions seem ripe for a repeat of the sell-off two decades ago. But there are some big differences between then and what we are witnessing today.

20 Jul 2018 - 8:47PM

On the surface, conditions seem ripe for a repeat of the sell-off two decades ago. But there are some big differences between then and what we are witnessing today.

Here’s a lesson from the 1997 stock crash: don’t panic
Asian Angle | Why China and Hong Kong must heed America’s immigration debate

As demographic crises loom across Asia, solutions like dropping the one-child policy will not be enough; the region must learn to embrace immigrants if it is to cope with a looming manpower shortage.

20 Jul 2018 - 8:47PM

As demographic crises loom across Asia, solutions like dropping the one-child policy will not be enough; the region must learn to embrace immigrants if it is to cope with a looming manpower shortage.

Why China and Hong Kong must heed America’s immigration debate
Quick Take | China may crow as US shuts down, but death of the West is greatly exaggerated

Triumphalists in Beijing take note: America will bounce back after Trump. And when your only real allies are Kim Jong-un and Hun Sen, you might want to rethink your ‘soft power’ strategy

20 Jul 2018 - 8:47PM

Triumphalists in Beijing take note: America will bounce back after Trump. And when your only real allies are Kim Jong-un and Hun Sen, you might want to rethink your ‘soft power’ strategy

China may crow as US shuts down, but death of the West is greatly exaggerated
Can America do to Trump what Philippines did to Estrada?
One year on, Asia has conquered Donald Trump, not vice versa
What do Kim Jong-un and Duterte have to learn from Mugabe’s fall?
What would Trump think about Hong Kong football fans booing the Chinese anthem?
Trump vs ‘Rocket Man’: what if North Korea is the problem, not Kim?
Why Hong Kong was glad to see the back of ‘white coolies’
How Hong Kong handover blinded media to story of the decade
Opinion: If only Nixon could go to China, can only Trump go to North Korea?
First 100 days of President Trump: like a drunk stumbling down a highway
Trump’s media war: straight from the playbook of communist China