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Phil C. W. Chan
Opinion

Opinion

Phil C. W. Chan

Is China coming full circle by repeating the Qing court’s self-defeating mistakes?

  • Xi’s China is implementing an ambitious vision through projects like the Belt and Road Initiative. Yet, when it comes to Xinjiang, Hong Kong and Taiwan, Beijing’s decision-making processes seem as obstinate as those in Qing China

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Phil C. W. Chan

Phil C. W. Chan

Phil C.W. Chan is an independent observer on Hong Kong, China and Asia-Pacific affairs. He holds a PhD in international law and Chinese law from the National University of Singapore and law degrees from the Universities of Hong Kong and Durham. He is author of the book "China, State Sovereignty and International Legal Order".