Historian Wang Gungwu. Photo: Handout

Hong Kong expects democracy, the Chinese don’t want it. It was clear from the start: historian Wang Gungwu

  • The renowned academic Wang Gungwu reflects on unresolved tensions that have endured ever since the formulation of ‘one country, two systems’
  • These span from Tiananmen Square to China’s failed attempt to make Shanghai its new financial centre
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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Historian Wang Gungwu. Photo: Handout
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The Scales of Justice and Lady Justice in front of China’s national flag. Photo: Alamy

Ancient past, modern ambitions: historian Wang Gungwu’s new book on China’s delicate balance

  • China Reconnects: Joining a Deep-rooted Past to a New World Order looks at how the Middle Kingdom is trying to build a modern civilisation without forgetting its heritage
Topic |   Chinese history

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The Scales of Justice and Lady Justice in front of China’s national flag. Photo: Alamy
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