Tag Archives: Global Affairs

Dr Andy Xie: How China’s coal crisis exposes the hypocrisy of the West’s carbon footprint

Dr Andy Xie

In a recent SCMP article, Dr Andy Xie talked about China’s coal crises and how it exposes the hypocrisy of the West’s carbon footprint The surging electricity demand is driven by export recovery. China is on pace to increase exports by US$700 billion this year, more than Japan’s total exports. As central banks and governments […]

Chinese Simplified Characters Edition of Your Are What You Risk by Michele Wucker Recently Released

Michele Wucker

CITIC Press has released the Chinese simplified characters edition of YOU ARE WHAT YOU RISK: The New Art and Science of Navigating an Uncertain World, published in the US in April by Pegasus books. The Chinese edition, with a preface written for Chinese audience, is part of the Rhino Books imprint created in 2017 for […]

Dr Andy Xie’s insights on the Trojan horse threat behind China’s tutoring and tech crackdown amid US rivalry

Dr Andy Xie

In a recent opinion piece for SCMP, Dr Andy Xie discussed the continuing China-US rivalry, how both industries are becoming more powerful and more. Here are some highlights: Beijing is cracking down on tutoring businesses in its latest move to reshape China’s economy. Internet companies have also been under scrutiny for some time. Many actions fall […]

Peggy Liu shared insights on the global impact of Chinese green transformation

Peggy Liu

In a recent virtual interview, Peggy Liu, Chairperson of JUCCCE (Joint US–China Collaboration for Clean Energy, a non-governmental organization working towards a future where both personal and planetary health thrive alike), shared her insights on the global impact of Chinese green transformation, and map out the main hurdles, both domestic and international, that China faces […]

Dr Geoff Raby’s New Book: China’s Grand Strategy and Australia’s Future in the New Global Order

Dr Geoff Raby

Dr Geoff Raby was recently interviewed about his new book, ‘China’s Grand Strategy and Australia’s Future in the New Global Order’. Dr Raby was Australia’s ambassador to China (2007–11); ambassador to APEC (2003–5); and ambassador to the World Trade Organization (1998–2001). He was awarded the Order of Australia in 2019 for services to Australia–China relations […]

Covid-19 market bubbles cannot last

Dr Andy Xie

Dr Andy Xie, renowned economist, opined that despite the Fed’s best efforts, such asset bubbles cannot be sustained. Could political instability in the US be the shock that deflates the bubbles? A bubble usually ends with a shock, such as an accounting scandal or rising interest rates. So much helicopter money may indeed lead to […]

Harry G. Broadman: RCEP’s Birth Is Oversold As The World’s Largest New Free-Trade Area

Harry G. Broadman

Harry G. Broadman, in his recent Forbes article opined that the RCEP’s birth is oversold as the world’s largest new free-trade area. While it certainly sends an uplifting signal in the midst of an otherwise deeply gloomy global economic period as the Covid-19 pandemic continues to constrain world trade flows and the functioning of markets, […]

Dambisa Moyo -Long-term impacts of the coronavirus pandemic, diversity on corporate boards and emerging markets

Dambisa Moyo

Economist and author Dambisa Moyo, interviewed by Bloomberg on the long-term impacts of the coronavirus pandemic, diversity on corporate boards and emerging markets. Watch the video below to learn more: Dr. Dambisa Moyo is a pre-eminent thinker, who influences key decision-makers in strategic investment and public policy. She is respected for her unique perspectives, her balance […]

Dr Dan Steinbock: “The Worst Is Still Ahead”- A New COVID-19 Global Report

Dr Dan Steinbock

Dr Dan Steinbock, suggests that the COVID-19 challenges are far from over. The pandemic is still spreading and could become more virulent. Several major economies face “lost years.” Q: So collateral damage will still deepen along with “lost years”? A: Yes. The impact has been relatively worse in those major economies that were coping with […]

Peggy Liu: Imagining the World Post Lockdown

Peggy Liu

Peggy Liu, Chairperson of JUCCCE, who is internationally recognized for her expertise on China‘s sustainability landscape and for fostering international collaboration with China, shares her insights on how the world post-lockdown will look like in her recent online interview. Peggy Liu is Chairperson of JUCCCE, a non-profit organization creating a livable China. As one of the leaders […]

Michele Wucker: Is COVID-19 a ‘gray rhino’ event?

Michele Wucker

TEDTalk speaker and bestselling author Michele Wucker answers an important question—Was COVID-19 a gray rhino event? Michele discussed her gray rhino theory with respect to the COVID pandemic, and what gray rhino events we should anticipate in the future, in her recent virtual chat. An award-winning global thought leader with experience in strategy, immigration policy, […]

Harry G. Broadman: COVID’s Pandemic Is Not The End Of Globalization, It Will Even Spur Newer Global Supply Chains

Harry G. Broadman

Economist Harry G. Broadman, in his recent Forbes article, opined that the COVID pandemic Is not the end of globalization, it will even spur newer global supply chains. In other words, like other crises, COVID generates both business risks and opportunities. Thus, as we make our way through this particular economic disruption, enterprises whose leaders […]

Prof Nouriel Roubini Warned of a Prolonged Downturn and Sluggish Recovery from the Coronavirus

Nouriel Roubini

Economist Prof Nouriel Roubini has warned of a prolonged downturn and sluggish recovery from the coronavirus in his recent BBC interview. Professor Roubini also said any recovery will be in the shape of what economists call a “U”, or even “something closer to an L” – what he calls a “Greater Depression.” — “These jobs […]

Peggy Liu shares her insights on how travel would be affected by COVID-19

Peggy Liu

Peggy Liu, Chairperson of JUCCCE, shares her insights on how travel would be affected by COVID-19. Mass tourism will not pick up again until vaccines are widely available, which she estimates will take at least 2 years. That is a virtual travel barrier that will deter anyone from doing leisure travel, or roundtrip business travel. […]

Lijia Zhang: The coronavirus pandemic is nature’s wake-up call to humans who have lost their Way

Lijia Zhang

In her recent opinion piece for SCMP, renowned author and speaker Lijia Zhang shared insights on the coronavirus pandemic, sustainable development and more. Here are a few highlights: The Tao-te Ching says: “Man takes his law from the Earth; the Earth takes its law from Heaven; Heaven takes its law from the Tao. The law […]

Michele Wucker: How Hard Will COVID-19 Slam the Global Economy?

Michele Wucker

Michele Wucker, author of Gray Rhino, shared her insights on the impact of COVID-19 on the Global Economy in her recent article published on Linkedin. So far, estimates of the hit that Chinese economic growth will take range from 0.2 to 0.8 percent, depending on whether the outbreak slows as spring arrives and temperatures increase, […]


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