Book Review: Free Trade’s Ardent advocate

Free Trade’s First Missionary: Sir John Bowring in Europe and Asia. By Philip Bowring.  Hong Kong University Press, hardback, 282 pp. Available on Kindle


Vietnam Quickly Shutters ‘Land Reform’ Exhibit

Show on post-WWII revolutionary land policy causes online outrage and is soon closed


Book Review: The Art of Symbolic Resistance

Uyghur Identities and Uyghur-Han Relations in Contemporary Xinjiang by Joanne Smith Finley

HK Tycoons Go Ivy with Harvard Gift

Record-setting Chan brothers’ donation underscores Chinese influence and Hong Kong’s double-standard for the rich

Chinese Pilots Push Back at US Spy Planes

Close encounters of the dangerous kind

Thailand’s Disgraceful Human Trafficking Record

Thailand’s Achilles Heel

A Chinese Author Takes On China

Joe Chung and the cultural roots of China’s political dictatorship

Zamboanga’s Forgotten Survivors

Thousands remain homeless a year after secessionist siege

China Gets it Wrong

Beijing’s soft power hasn’t worked in Hong Kong, Taiwan, Tibet and Xinjiang

Cracks Show in Tibetan Buddhism

Some followers in the west march to a different drummer

Modi Embraces Abe

Indian leader seeks investment, strategic partnership