Peter G. de Krassel

Peter G. de Krassel

Peter G. de Krassel is a strategic analyst, contemporary social commentator, author of the Custom Maid series of books, blogs and co-founder of the Pets Central Veterinary Network [email protected]

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Opinion | How Hong Kong got its coronavirus response right – by taking care of business

Although the handling of the national anthem and national security laws has been disappointing, Hong Kong has done an admirable job of coping with the economic crisis from the Covid-19 pandemic, as it struggles to contain a political crisis as well.

8 Jun 2020 - 10:41PM

Although the handling of the national anthem and national security laws has been disappointing, Hong Kong has done an admirable job of coping with the economic crisis from the Covid-19 pandemic, as it struggles to contain a political crisis as well.

How Hong Kong got its coronavirus response right – by taking care of business
Opinion | Even with protests, recession and coronavirus, Hong Kong is a better bet than Singapore

The singular advantage Singapore has over Hong Kong is affordable public housing. On all other fronts, Singapore is no better than Hong Kong. Even in the fight against Covid-19, Singapore is far behind Hong Kong.

24 May 2020 - 7:34PM

The singular advantage Singapore has over Hong Kong is affordable public housing. On all other fronts, Singapore is no better than Hong Kong. Even in the fight against Covid-19, Singapore is far behind Hong Kong.

Even with protests, recession and coronavirus, Hong Kong is a better bet than Singapore
Opinion | Despite the Trump impeachment and Brexit sagas, 2019 was a good year for democracy

Although democracy in action may be messy, people around the world prefer it to the alternatives because it is multifaceted and flexible enough to accommodate voters’ demands and the changing world.

6 Jan 2020 - 7:22PM

Although democracy in action may be messy, people around the world prefer it to the alternatives because it is multifaceted and flexible enough to accommodate voters’ demands and the changing world.

Despite the Trump impeachment and Brexit sagas, 2019 was a good year for democracy
Opinion | Hongkongers are restoring order to their own city, brick by brick. Who needs the Carrie Lam administration?

Violent protesters have faced not only police brutality but also brigades of volunteers cleaning up after them. Hongkongers themselves – not the police, not the government – are leading the charge to get the city back on track.

29 Nov 2019 - 9:34AM

Violent protesters have faced not only police brutality but also brigades of volunteers cleaning up after them. Hongkongers themselves – not the police, not the government – are leading the charge to get the city back on track.

Hongkongers are restoring order to their own city, brick by brick. Who needs the Carrie Lam administration?
Opinion | As protests drag on, Hong Kong people keep calm and carry on

Hongkongers have come to accept that street clashes and tear gas are the new normal. Many believe the city will bounce back, as it did after the 1967 riots, the 1980s industrial crisis, the pre-1997 panic and Sars epidemic.

16 Nov 2019 - 5:17PM

Hongkongers have come to accept that street clashes and tear gas are the new normal. Many believe the city will bounce back, as it did after the 1967 riots, the 1980s industrial crisis, the pre-1997 panic and Sars epidemic.

As protests drag on,  Hong Kong people keep calm and carry on
Opinion | How the method in Donald Trump’s madness makes him a political genius

Forget the gaffes, Trump has the Republican Party solidly behind him and a fan club of world leaders, while keeping competitors such as China on the economic back foot. This is the work of a mindful genius.

11 Sep 2019 - 11:04PM

Forget the gaffes, Trump has the Republican Party solidly behind him and a fan club of world leaders, while keeping competitors such as China on the economic back foot. This is the work of a mindful genius.

How the method in Donald Trump’s madness makes him a political genius
Opinion | Singapore is calm while Hong Kong boils, and it’s down to this city’s greedy developers and landlords profiting at the people’s expense

For too long, the Hong Kong government has allowed landlords and developers to get fat on runaway property prices. If Carrie Lam really wants to defuse the protest anger, she must radically overhaul the dysfunctional housing policy.

22 Aug 2019 - 9:51AM

For too long, the Hong Kong government has allowed landlords and developers to get fat on runaway property prices. If Carrie Lam really wants to defuse the protest anger, she must radically overhaul the dysfunctional housing policy.

Singapore is calm while Hong Kong boils, and it’s down to this city’s greedy developers and landlords profiting at the people’s expense
Opinion | Fighting for democracy on the front lines in Hong Kong and Istanbul

21st-century, social-media-savvy political activists are challenging autocratic rulers and their 20th-century mindsets

3 Aug 2019 - 8:34PM

21st-century, social-media-savvy political activists are challenging autocratic rulers and their 20th-century mindsets

Fighting for democracy on the front lines in Hong Kong and Istanbul
Opinion | A title for Kim Jong-un, economic zones and a threat of force: a political solution for Korea that China should accept

If China, the US and North Korea’s other neighbours would agree, they could force a political solution on Kim Jong-un that would defuse the conflict and lead to peaceful unification.

10 Apr 2019 - 9:44AM

If China, the US and North Korea’s other neighbours would agree, they could force a political solution on Kim Jong-un that would defuse the conflict and lead to peaceful unification.

A title for Kim Jong-un, economic zones and a threat of force: a political solution for Korea that China should accept