Alex Lo
Alex Lo
Opinion

SCMP Columnist

My Take by Alex Lo

The use and abuse of the history of the Chinese tribute system

  • America’s would-be cold warriors like to cite the dynastic trade and diplomatic system as a term of abuse and claim Beijing wants to revive it. But they display embarrassing cultural and historical ignorance about a complex subject whose nature and functions have been hotly debated by sinologists and Chinese diplomats alike

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Alex Lo

Alex Lo

Alex Lo has been a Post columnist since 2012, covering major issues affecting Hong Kong and the rest of China. A journalist for 25 years, he has worked for various publications in Hong Kong and Toronto as a news reporter and editor. He has also lectured in journalism at the University of Hong Kong.