Sam Olsen

Sam Olsen

Sam Olsen is the co-founder of the strategic consultancy MetisAsia and a commentator on Chinese-Western relations. A former managing director at Kroll, he first visited China in 1996 and has lived in both Hong Kong and Singapore. He has also contributed to UK policy on foreign and trade affairs. Twitter: @samolsenx

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The View | Instead of targeting TikTok and WeChat, the US should work on an alternative to China’s digital silk road

From fibre-optic cables to health care connectivity in emerging markets, China’s digital silk road enables the country to gain both influence and commercial benefit. The US has been making headlines opposing Chinese firms worldwide but offers no comparable programme.

15 Oct 2020 - 4:10PM

From fibre-optic cables to health care connectivity in emerging markets, China’s digital silk road enables the country to gain both influence and commercial benefit. The US has been making headlines opposing Chinese firms worldwide but offers no comparable programme.

Instead of targeting TikTok and WeChat, the US should work on an alternative to China’s digital silk road
Opinion | The maths behind Britain’s Huawei U-turn and pivot to the Indo-Pacific

There is an upside for Britain in working more closely with its traditional allies – the US, Australia and Japan – in the region. Free-trade agreements with all three countries all hang in the balance.

21 Jul 2020 - 10:31AM

There is an upside for Britain in working more closely with its traditional allies – the US, Australia and Japan – in the region. Free-trade agreements with all three countries all hang in the balance.

The maths behind Britain’s Huawei U-turn and pivot to the Indo-Pacific