Opinion / Blog2020-08-11T14:34:56+08:00
Dr. David Zweig

How China can show the US that its Thousand Talents Plan has nothing to hide

David Zweig and Kang Siqin South China Morning Post 26 August 2020, 8:45am: China can end the secrecy over the plan’s contracts, payments and participants, setting US minds at ease and allowing scientific collaborations to continue The US must also work to limit the spread of anxiety among Chinese scientists in the US or the scaring away of Chinese [...]

August 26th, 2020|

Chinese Politics – China and Political Science: Parts 1 & 2

Dear Friends, colleagues and others interested in China, I just passed another milestone in my career! In 2015, at the request of my former university, HKUST, I worked for several months with a great team to video two courses on China, Part 1, on domestic politics, called “China and Political Science,” and Part 2, on “China and the World.” [...]

August 11th, 2020|

What lies behind Beijing’s imposition of a national security law in Hong Kong? Fear, not arrogance

China’s leaders are facing challenges on multiple fronts – from the economy to global criticism of their handling of Covid-19 Beijing believes that another summer of protests in Hong Kong and what it perceives as hostile US activities in the city cannot be tolerated South China Morning Post (SCMP) 30 May 2020 06:30 AM by Dr David Zweig Many [...]

May 30th, 2020|

Beijing is getting tough on the democracy movement, but at what cost to Hong Kong?

Beijing has recognised that, under the current conditions, it can’t keep Hong Kong’s opposition forces under controlSomething has to give, and that something is China’s promise to grant Hong Kong civil liberties and universal suffrageSouth China Morning Post (SCMP)1 May 2020 06:15 AMby Dr David Zweig It’s not so much that the West or the global economy has decided Hong [...]

May 1st, 2020|

He didn’t stop it!

There’s really only one issue on which Joe Biden need campaign for president. Donald Trump’s Administration had the time and the information to act decisively, but he failed to stop the virus from devastating America. Trump waxes eloquently daily how everyone but him is to blame, repeating that America has suffered because China did not let his administration know earlier. [...]

April 24th, 2020|

Feeling the heat

November 12, 2019 | SCMP David Zweig says beneath Xi Jinping's vote of confidence lies a warning for Carrie Lam Click here to read a larger version

November 12th, 2019|
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