Global Affairs Opinion

Why we don’t need to panic about the plague in Inner Mongolia

On Thursday the 11th of June, Donald Trump told a crowd that he prefers to call COVID-19 the “plague from China”. As well as being blatantly xenophobic, this statement strikes fear into the listener because it likens the coronavirus outbreak to one of the most fatal pandemics in human history: the Black Death. The Black Read More…

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The great ‘techtonic’ shift: why now?

On the east bank of the brimming Pearl River rests Shenzhen, a southern Chinese city neighbouring Hong Kong. This little fishing town was only brought to life in 1979 when it became the first Special Economic Zone in China. Eight years later, it became the place that incubated Huawei, the world’s largest telecom equipment supplier Read More…