Four British companies have endorsed Hong Kong’s national security law despite London’s strong opposition. More could follow, unless the UK fixes its own legal loophole.
Chinese companies are more vulnerable to data leaks through social media communications than foreign state-sponsored intellectual property theft. Meanwhile, British companies should discard the belief that transparency buys trust.
Nicolas Groffman writes that most people outside New Zealand are unaware of the high professionalism of its intelligence and espionage services – and how they help it engage with China more efficiently than nearly any other non-Asian country.
Beijing’s pursuit of fugitives overseas is rooted in President Xi Jinping’s call to end ‘avoidance paradise’, but bringing them home is not straightforward.
It is much more than a messaging app: it acts as platform for everything else, including social sharing, payment, free video calls and a thousand other functions, but it comes with its own set of pitfalls
Once a prerequisite for any self-respecting business meeting, Nicolas Groffman says these ‘kindly curmudgeons’ have fallen out of favour in modern China.
Chinese fans loved the original so much there just had to be a remake. But, writes Nicolas Groffman, that’s when the military got involved
Despite their educational and economic success, ethnically Chinese people are still underrepresented in the British parliament. Nicolas Groffman examines the reasons why this may be the case.
Optimists believe the judges of the China International Commercial Courts are so skilled their expertise will trump political considerations. Pessimists give a quite different verdict.
What’s the healthiest approach: making people feel comfortable about their obesity … or fat-shaming our way to more healthy lifestyles?
Forget what you read in the British media. The rest of the world cares little about Brexit. And when it comes to China, the prime minister clearly has a long-term plan.
The crane’s symbolism has permeated East Asian societies for thousands of years. Now the race to save one of its rarest types from extinction offers common ground to three peoples who have so often been in conflict.
The twin barrels of departmental incompetence and a bias towards Europe by the British immigration authorities leave Chinese disadvantaged. Brexit could sort at least one of those problems out.
We may all have to take Chinese courts more seriously. Companies along the Belt and Road certainly will.
China is setting up courts to handle disputes regarding its Belt and Road Initiative, but at the other end of the Silk Route, London is marketing the merits of its own legal system.
China needs Russia for its Polar Silk Route ambitions; Russia needs China as it tries to reclaim the Baltics.
The excitement over the ex-CIA officer accused of spying for China hides a less glamorous truth – that most of Beijing’s ‘foreign agents’ are engaged in work that is banal, costly … and largely pointless.