Assistant Professor in Philosophy, HKU and Rhodes Scholar
Nov 27, 2023
Southeast Asia is primed for major growth across multiple fronts in the near future - and it might be the perfect staging ground for U.S.-China cooperation, if the cross-Pacific powers are willing to set aside their differences.
Nov 03, 2023
Southeast Asia’s geographic location and burgeoning economy puts them in the center of strategic plans by neighboring China, and rivalling U.S.-interests. The path forward for the region’s states will demand acute political maneuvering.
Oct 20, 2023
Despite the prevailing view of "structural fatalism" in Sino-American relations, there is a growing determination on the part of both Chinese and American leaderships to engage in direct dialogue and build trust. A high-level, face-to-face meeting between Presidents Xi and Biden is essential for addressing critical questions, clarifying baselines, and signaling the willingness for further communication, with a focus on managing the Sino-U.S. relationship.
Sep 21, 2023
The rapid developments in Artificial Intelligence (AI) present a multitude of challenges that demand regulatory attention. And if the U.S. and China can’t reconcile some of their differences on AI regulation and safety, the whole world will suffer.
Aug 30, 2023
A recently published Pew Research Center study showcases the decline of China’s popular rating over the past few years. But the forest is always bigger than a single tree, and it’s important to interpret even reputable surveys through the lenses of their particular contexts, their participants, and the nature of the questions posed.
Aug 18, 2023
There is a persistence of “grand narratives” in the Sino-American relationship, including a moralistic struggle between 'Good and Evil,' oversimplified views of governance, and the homogenization of China and the U.S. It’s imperative we have more nuanced engagement and a departure from simplistic narratives to foster better understanding and cooperation.
Aug 05, 2023
Hong Kong has the opportunity to play a unique role in the Sino-American relationship, which would also help it maintain relevance on the world stage. Additionally, the SAR must diversify beyond the Sino-U.S. relationship.
Jul 04, 2023
Daniel Bell, a former dean at a Chinese university, offers rare insight into contemporary Chinese life from a Western perspective. His lived experiences overseas can serve as a new lens through which to observe China, especially as media discourse sours on America’s rival.
Jun 29, 2023
U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken’s trip to China marked the first proper meeting between executive representatives from the U.S. and China since January’s balloon fiasco. Both countries are far away from signing into binding commitments with one another, but the summits alone provide a platform for communication to take place.
May 31, 2023
It’s no hidden secret that U.S.-China relations have been on the rocks in recent memory. Though both sides are willing to go through the motions of performative summits, the reality of policy taking shape on both sides belies the aggression coming from leadership from both countries.