Published Articles

As long as Australia sits on some of the world’s biggest deposits of coal and iron, mining is going to play a big part in Australia’s export economy. But Australia is not really an export economy. READ MORE

March 16, 2019

New research suggests that China’s economy is only half the size of America’s—and growing much more slowly than officially reported. READ MORE

March 12, 2019

The children and (especially) the grandchildren of these immigrants usually date and marry people from outside their own ethnic groups. That’s why multiculturalism is ultimately a dead end. When it comes to cultural assimilation, you can’t beat the birds and the bees. READ MORE

March 11, 2019

China’s walled garden strategy for the PRD, the YRD, and JJJ is attempting to create country-sized areas of more than 100 million people that can develop into high-income areas, leaving the rest of the country behind. READ MORE

March 8, 2019

Emilian Kavalski thinks that international relations are more about relationships than anything else, but the place to look for good guanxi isn’t China — it’s America. READ MORE

February 28, 2019

Zhao offers a morally uplifting vision of the future, but he doesn’t provide instructions for how to get there. Perhaps a good philosopher never does. READ MORE

February 28, 2019

Making Money: How Taiwanese Industrialists Embraced the Global Economy is the one truly crucial must-read book for anyone who wants to understand globalization, contemporary capitalism, or how the East Asian economy works today. READ MORE

February 22, 2019

In a healthy democracy, depoliticisation is a dangerous cancer. READ MORE

February 21, 2019