A People’s Liberation Army soldier tries to stop a photographer from taking photos at Tiananmen Square during the Communist Party's annual congress in Beijing on May 28, 2020. The events at Tiananmen Square in 1989 remain one of the most widely censored topics in China. Photo: EPA-EFE A People’s Liberation Army soldier tries to stop a photographer from taking photos at Tiananmen Square during the Communist Party's annual congress in Beijing on May 28, 2020. The events at Tiananmen Square in 1989 remain one of the most widely censored topics in China. Photo: EPA-EFE
A People’s Liberation Army soldier tries to stop a photographer from taking photos at Tiananmen Square during the Communist Party's annual congress in Beijing on May 28, 2020. The events at Tiananmen Square in 1989 remain one of the most widely censored topics in China. Photo: EPA-EFE
Michael Chugani
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Opinion

Michael Chugani

US-China relations: new cold war a struggle over information, not democracy

  • This new economic and technological cold war’s most potent weapon is not ideology but information, which gives China an advantage and the US-led West a handicap
  • The West is handicapped but not doomed in this struggle, but it cannot count on glasnost taking place in today’s China to win this time round

A People’s Liberation Army soldier tries to stop a photographer from taking photos at Tiananmen Square during the Communist Party's annual congress in Beijing on May 28, 2020. The events at Tiananmen Square in 1989 remain one of the most widely censored topics in China. Photo: EPA-EFE A People’s Liberation Army soldier tries to stop a photographer from taking photos at Tiananmen Square during the Communist Party's annual congress in Beijing on May 28, 2020. The events at Tiananmen Square in 1989 remain one of the most widely censored topics in China. Photo: EPA-EFE
A People’s Liberation Army soldier tries to stop a photographer from taking photos at Tiananmen Square during the Communist Party's annual congress in Beijing on May 28, 2020. The events at Tiananmen Square in 1989 remain one of the most widely censored topics in China. Photo: EPA-EFE
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Michael Chugani

Michael Chugani

Michael Chugani is a Hong Kong journalist and TV show host