A protester poses with posters next to a Donald Trump Rat Balloon created by local artists during a demonstration in Times Square, New York on January 9. Photo: AFP A protester poses with posters next to a Donald Trump Rat Balloon created by local artists during a demonstration in Times Square, New York on January 9. Photo: AFP
A protester poses with posters next to a Donald Trump Rat Balloon created by local artists during a demonstration in Times Square, New York on January 9. Photo: AFP
Andrew Sheng
Opinion

Opinion

Andrew Sheng

Donald Trump’s rise reflects all that ails the democratic system. Can Joe Biden fix it?

  • The clear and present danger to modern liberal democracy is a distorted system, where the rule is ‘heads I win, tails you lose’
  • If there is one lesson for Asia, it is that violence cannot be an answer to the democratic process

A protester poses with posters next to a Donald Trump Rat Balloon created by local artists during a demonstration in Times Square, New York on January 9. Photo: AFP A protester poses with posters next to a Donald Trump Rat Balloon created by local artists during a demonstration in Times Square, New York on January 9. Photo: AFP
A protester poses with posters next to a Donald Trump Rat Balloon created by local artists during a demonstration in Times Square, New York on January 9. Photo: AFP
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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.