US President Donald Trump and British Prime Minister Theresa May meet at Chequers in Buckinghamshire, Britain, on July 13, 2018. Trump is currently presiding over a government shutdown, while May’s plan for the UK to leave the European Union was voted down in Parliament this week. Photo: Reuters US President Donald Trump and British Prime Minister Theresa May meet at Chequers in Buckinghamshire, Britain, on July 13, 2018. Trump is currently presiding over a government shutdown, while May’s plan for the UK to leave the European Union was voted down in Parliament this week. Photo: Reuters
US President Donald Trump and British Prime Minister Theresa May meet at Chequers in Buckinghamshire, Britain, on July 13, 2018. Trump is currently presiding over a government shutdown, while May’s plan for the UK to leave the European Union was voted down in Parliament this week. Photo: Reuters
Andrew Sheng
Opinion

Opinion

Andrew Sheng

From Donald Trump’s government shutdown to Brexit chaos, is a pattern emerging of women restoring order?

  • Andrew Sheng says climate change and human inequality are the urgent problems political and business leaders should be focusing on. With male leaders ineffectual, and worse, the rise of women offers some hope

US President Donald Trump and British Prime Minister Theresa May meet at Chequers in Buckinghamshire, Britain, on July 13, 2018. Trump is currently presiding over a government shutdown, while May’s plan for the UK to leave the European Union was voted down in Parliament this week. Photo: Reuters US President Donald Trump and British Prime Minister Theresa May meet at Chequers in Buckinghamshire, Britain, on July 13, 2018. Trump is currently presiding over a government shutdown, while May’s plan for the UK to leave the European Union was voted down in Parliament this week. Photo: Reuters
US President Donald Trump and British Prime Minister Theresa May meet at Chequers in Buckinghamshire, Britain, on July 13, 2018. Trump is currently presiding over a government shutdown, while May’s plan for the UK to leave the European Union was voted down in Parliament this week. Photo: Reuters
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Andrew Sheng

Andrew Sheng

Andrew Sheng is a former central banker and financial regulator, currently distinguished fellow at the Asia Global Institute, University of Hong Kong. He writes widely on Asian perspectives on global issues, with columns in Project Syndicate, Asia News Network and Caijing/Caixin magazines. His latest book is “Shadow Banking in China”, co-authored with Ng Chow Soon, published by Wiley.