Winston Mok

Winston Mok, a private investor, was previously a private equity investor. He held senior regional positions with EMP Global and GE Capital, and was a McKinsey consultant and initiated its China practice. Winston obtained his bachelor and master degrees from MIT.
Winston Mok
Winston Mok, a private investor, was previously a private equity investor. He held senior regional positions with EMP Global and GE Capital, and was a McKinsey consultant and initiated its China practice. Winston obtained his bachelor and master degrees from MIT.

Latest from Winston Mok

The View | Tighter US visas and growing distrust of Chinese researchers will only boost China’s talent pool, at America’s expense

US visa restrictions provide an opportunity for Beijing to promote a more diversified, balanced and collaborative approach to higher education. McCarthy-era suspicion will simply drive Chinese academics home, thus enriching China’s tech programme.

10 Jul 2019 - 6:48AM

US visa restrictions provide an opportunity for Beijing to promote a more diversified, balanced and collaborative approach to higher education. McCarthy-era suspicion will simply drive Chinese academics home, thus enriching China’s tech programme.

Tighter US visas and growing distrust of Chinese researchers will only boost China’s talent pool, at America’s expense
The View | A century ago, the US rejected Japan as an equal and it is doing the same with China today

The US urge to wage economic war on China has its roots in the American rejection of a rising Japan 100 years ago, a spurning that led, eventually, to the bitter fruit of Pearl Harbour and Hiroshima.

5 Jun 2019 - 4:23AM

The US urge to wage economic war on China has its roots in the American rejection of a rising Japan 100 years ago, a spurning that led, eventually, to the bitter fruit of Pearl Harbour and Hiroshima.

A century ago, the US rejected Japan as an equal and it is doing the same with China today
The View | 100 years of Western hypocrisy: how the ghosts of 1919 still haunt China as it forges its own development path

The failure of the Paris Peace Conference not only led to another world war, it also taught China to be wary of the US-led global order. It triggered the May Fourth Movement and a brand of nationalism that is still potent today.

7 May 2019 - 10:43PM

The failure of the Paris Peace Conference not only led to another world war, it also taught China to be wary of the US-led global order. It triggered the May Fourth Movement and a brand of nationalism that is still potent today.

100 years of Western hypocrisy: how the ghosts of 1919 still haunt China as it forges its own development path
The View | For young Hongkongers, the smartest investment in the future may be going to a top Chinese university

From talent selection to social networking, there are many explanations for why higher education correlates to success. In Hong Kong, students should capitalise on the chances they have to enter China’s brand-name universities.

9 Apr 2019 - 10:17PM

From talent selection to social networking, there are many explanations for why higher education correlates to success. In Hong Kong, students should capitalise on the chances they have to enter China’s brand-name universities.

For young Hongkongers, the smartest investment in the future may be going to a top Chinese university
The View | Donald Trump’s warning against socialism is nonsense – just look at Hong Kong, Singapore and China

Socialism is a misleading label for the rhetoric emerging in the US. Democrats are just trying to rethink access to health care and education. Here, it may be instructive to consider freewheeling Hong Kong versus interventionist Singapore.

12 Mar 2019 - 2:00PM

Socialism is a misleading label for the rhetoric emerging in the US. Democrats are just trying to rethink access to health care and education. Here, it may be instructive to consider freewheeling Hong Kong versus interventionist Singapore.

Donald Trump’s warning against socialism is nonsense – just look at Hong Kong, Singapore and China
The View | US paranoia about a rising China notwithstanding, some trade reforms would benefit the Chinese economy

While the US should not attempt to remake China in its own likeness, Beijing should take on board criticism of some of its trade practices and implement reforms that would ultimately benefit its economy.

13 Feb 2019 - 1:43AM

While the US should not attempt to remake China in its own likeness, Beijing should take on board criticism of some of its trade practices and implement reforms that would ultimately benefit its economy.

US paranoia about a rising China notwithstanding, some trade reforms would benefit the Chinese economy
The View | China’s upstart Bay Area could surpass the US original if Hong Kong, Shenzhen and Guangzhou work together

The Pearl River Delta is not yet on a par with California’s Bay Area or the Boston-Washington corridor, but the infrastructure connecting the Chinese region’s cities could boost its competitiveness significantly.

8 Jan 2019 - 10:28PM

The Pearl River Delta is not yet on a par with California’s Bay Area or the Boston-Washington corridor, but the infrastructure connecting the Chinese region’s cities could boost its competitiveness significantly.

China’s upstart Bay Area could surpass the US original if Hong Kong, Shenzhen and Guangzhou work together
The View | Why the American empire should stop worrying about the return of ‘imperial’ China

The US is getting agitated about China’s economic and military rise, and forgetting its own empire of military bases. Moreover, the US’ relative economic decline, starting in the late 1970s, has had little to do with China.

12 Dec 2018 - 6:31AM

The US is getting agitated about China’s economic and military rise, and forgetting its own empire of military bases. Moreover, the US’ relative economic decline, starting in the late 1970s, has had little to do with China.

Why the American empire should stop worrying about the return of ‘imperial’ China
The View | The US did not quite ‘rebuild China’. The facts show why

US-China exchanges in trade, labour and knowledge are two-way streets – China is not the only party that benefited. Moreover, China’s own strengths in infrastructure building, human capital and high savings rates all played key roles in its development.

14 Nov 2018 - 6:25AM

US-China exchanges in trade, labour and knowledge are two-way streets – China is not the only party that benefited. Moreover, China’s own strengths in infrastructure building, human capital and high savings rates all played key roles in its development.

The US did not quite ‘rebuild China’. The facts show why
The View | The US should, like Singapore, upgrade workers through training – not wage doomed trade wars

Winston Mok says trade wars make better politics, but heightened investment in education and vocational training is the key to a US workforce that does not lose jobs. Blaming China is only a distraction.

31 Oct 2018 - 10:27PM

Winston Mok says trade wars make better politics, but heightened investment in education and vocational training is the key to a US workforce that does not lose jobs. Blaming China is only a distraction.

The US should, like Singapore, upgrade workers through training – not wage doomed trade wars
‘Made in China 2025’ is only following the path beaten by the US and its allies

The US, Japan and Korea are among the many countries that industrialised successfully on the back of government support. So why does the prospect of a Chinese industrial policy provoke outrage?

12 Oct 2018 - 2:34PM

The US, Japan and Korea are among the many countries that industrialised successfully on the back of government support. So why does the prospect of a Chinese industrial policy provoke outrage?

‘Made in China 2025’ is only following the path beaten by the US and its allies
How tariffs between the US and China could hit American tech companies the hardest

Tariffs as a tool for reducing a bilateral trade gap are counterproductive in the current integrated global economic order.

26 Jun 2018 - 6:52PM

Tariffs as a tool for reducing a bilateral trade gap are counterproductive in the current integrated global economic order.

How tariffs between the US and China could hit American tech companies the hardest
Xiongan is not Shenzhen or Pudong: why latest new area may falter despite push from Beijing
Five ways for a changing China to change the way it looks at cadres
Take China’s SOEs out of local government control to halt the zombie firm epidemic
Everyone should be equal under China’s university entrance exam
Blame China’s steel glut on meddling by local governments
China’s innovation drive should first target its grossly inefficient state-owned companies
How the economic dynamism of the Yangtze River Delta is flowing inland
An ageing China needs to grasp the immigration nettle now
China's central and local governments must seek a fairer share of the fiscal burden
China's economic model defies label of authoritarian capitalism
Tianjin disaster a wake-up call to change business culture in China
Painstaking governance reforms the better way for China to 'support' its stock market
China’s migrant energy can power sustainable economic growth
To develop truly creative minds, Chinese universities must embrace openness
China's New Silk Road plan should focus on strategic links to Southeast Asia
How China's rebased universities can power innovation
China's rise jeopardised by declining workforce
Collaborate, don't compete: how regional China can prosper