Assistant Professor in Philosophy, HKU and Rhodes Scholar
Feb 21, 2024
Sino-American AI cooperation is vital and feasible across most areas. And as a Special Administrative Region of China, Hong Kong is uniquely capable of serving as the forum and location for in-depth engagement between China and the U.S, including inter-governmental and government-to-citizen dialogues.
Feb 05, 2024
Economic rejuvenation requires Beijing to pragmatically re-engage with the West, establishing clear commitment to China being a stable, certain, and transparent environment for foreign businesses. What would this re-engagement look like?
Jan 02, 2024
The recent EU-China Summit marked a cautious step forward in their relationship, underlining a growing willingness to constructively engage. While substantive policy changes remain elusive, both sides acknowledged concerns and showed openness to dialogue, hinting at a potential path for future negotiations and trust-building.
Dec 21, 2023
One month out from the Xi-Biden talks in San Francisco, the world may have witnessed a major turning point in China’s international affairs - if the U.S. plays along.
Dec 09, 2023
The global electric vehicle industry, dominated by China's rapid growth, has intensified competition, prompting the EU to investigate Chinese EVs and risking strained Sino-EU trade ties. The EU must balance climate aspirations and domestic interests while bolstering its EV industry for a sustainable and competitive future.
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.