Tian Feilong

Tian Feilong is an associate professor at Beihang University’s Law School in Beijing, and the executive director of the law school's One Country Two Systems Legal Studies Centre. He is also a director of the Chinese Association of Hong Kong and Macau Studies, and the author of a Chinese-language book on Hong Kong political reform.
Tian Feilong
Tian Feilong is an associate professor at Beihang University’s Law School in Beijing, and the executive director of the law school's One Country Two Systems Legal Studies Centre. He is also a director of the Chinese Association of Hong Kong and Macau Studies, and the author of a Chinese-language book on Hong Kong political reform.

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Opinion | Taiwan’s Tsai Ing-wen has torn up the 1992 one-China consensus. What does Xi Jinping do next?

The 1992 consensus reached by China and Taiwan has always been a weak agreement. The mainland needs to strengthen it, win the Taiwanese public’s consent and design a ‘one country, two systems’ framework specific to Taiwan.

10 Jan 2019 - 2:04AM

The 1992 consensus reached by China and Taiwan has always been a weak agreement. The mainland needs to strengthen it, win the Taiwanese public’s consent and design a ‘one country, two systems’ framework specific to Taiwan.

Taiwan’s Tsai Ing-wen has torn up the 1992 one-China consensus. What does Xi Jinping do next?
Opinion | To rise above Trump’s trade war, China should let go of its ‘century of humiliation’

China’s history of ‘humiliation’ is not conducive to its new-found role in world affairs. A China that wishes to enjoy internal peace and friendly external relations must refrain from nurturing a sense of victimhood.

29 Sep 2018 - 2:36PM

China’s history of ‘humiliation’ is not conducive to its new-found role in world affairs. A China that wishes to enjoy internal peace and friendly external relations must refrain from nurturing a sense of victimhood.

To rise above Trump’s trade war, China should let go of its ‘century of humiliation’
How China-US rivalry is hastening the marginalisation of Taiwan 

America’s use of Taiwan as a bargaining chip in its tussle with China is upsetting the status quo of cross-strait relations. 

8 May 2018 - 7:25PM

America’s use of Taiwan as a bargaining chip in its tussle with China is upsetting the status quo of cross-strait relations. 

How China-US rivalry is hastening the marginalisation of Taiwan 
US-China trade war offers Beijing a historic opportunity to forge a new global order

The trade stand-off with the US is a test of China’s capabilities. It is a hurdle it must overcome to realise its goal of national rejuvenation and its vision of a ‘community of common destiny’.

20 Jul 2018 - 8:47PM

The trade stand-off with the US is a test of China’s capabilities. It is a hurdle it must overcome to realise its goal of national rejuvenation and its vision of a ‘community of common destiny’.

US-China trade war offers Beijing a historic opportunity to forge a new global order
Beyond term limits: China’s new constitution is written for a nation on the rise

The latest amendments, of which the controversial removal of presidential term limits was one, show a newly confident nation following its own path.

23 Mar 2018 - 3:58PM

The latest amendments, of which the controversial removal of presidential term limits was one, show a newly confident nation following its own path.

Beyond term limits: China’s new constitution is written for a nation on the rise
US national security strategy reflects flaw in Western thinking: an antagonistic world view

America sees China and the rest of the world through a ‘friend or foe’ mentality that squanders opportunities for cooperation.

21 Feb 2018 - 7:12PM

America sees China and the rest of the world through a ‘friend or foe’ mentality that squanders opportunities for cooperation.

US national security strategy reflects flaw in Western thinking: an antagonistic world view
China must brace itself for the fallout of America the superpower losing its self-confidence

US inability to adapt to China’s rise may pose a serious security challenge, as a more suspicious America abandons its strategic patience and opts for more risky strategies to stifle China’s rejuvenation.

20 Jul 2018 - 8:47PM

US inability to adapt to China’s rise may pose a serious security challenge, as a more suspicious America abandons its strategic patience and opts for more risky strategies to stifle China’s rejuvenation.

China must brace itself for the fallout of America the superpower losing its self-confidence
China has changed, and so should Hong Kong lawyers’ understanding of ‘one country, two systems’

There is a grievous mismatch between the reality of a rising China and growing cross-border integration, and Hong Kong legal elites’ arrogant belief that the common law system is immune to change.

20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM

There is a grievous mismatch between the reality of a rising China and growing cross-border integration, and Hong Kong legal elites’ arrogant belief that the common law system is immune to change.

China has changed, and so should Hong Kong lawyers’ understanding of ‘one country, two systems’
How Hong Kong can have democracy under ‘one country, two systems’
Prosecute those who push for Hong Kong independence

Freedom of speech does not protect independence advocacy because it is unconstitutional in Hong Kong, and the uproar over pro-independence posters on university campuses illustrates the consequences of indulging such acts of defiance

20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM

Freedom of speech does not protect independence advocacy because it is unconstitutional in Hong Kong, and the uproar over pro-independence posters on university campuses illustrates the consequences of indulging such acts of defiance

Prosecute those who push for Hong Kong independence
With jailing of Joshua Wong and fellow activists, civil disobedience loses its allure in Hong Kong as rational thought returns
Joint checkpoint plan heralds new era of Hong Kong-mainland China integration
Hong Kong’s legal system is undergoing ‘nationalisation’, and the opposition must realise this
Hongkongers should heed Xi Jinping’s words and re-educate themselves on Chinese history
Hong Kong’s Democratic Party won’t get far without considering national interests
Hong Kong democracy stalwarts should stop calling on foreigners to intervene in local affairs
Beijing’s interventions remind Hong Kong of the importance of national interests
Hong Kong chief executive-elect Carrie Lam’s popularity depends on whether she executes election promises
Jailing of Occupy police officers highlights flaws in Hong Kong’s judicial system and Basic Law