Wan Lik Hang

Empire

Was the British Empire a ‘good thing’?  Does it matter now, anyway? A few years before I was born, the British Empire occupied the largest land area in its history.  It covered roughly one-quarter of...

Social mobility

“Everyone is up” means common prosperity.  Common prosperity also means “everyone can go up”.  Some people moving up while others remain in the same position or go down, is uneven social mobility.  Many...

Origins of Chinese people?

What an imposing title!  And how dare I, not a scientist, anthropologist, or other expert, presume even to comment?  Scientists do the real work and come to their academic conclusions.  Each...

Don’t read the news

If you read my blog, you will know my views about the media.  I consider the western media, especially, to be sloppy, inaccurate, biased, and trivial.  They focus on negative news and dramatize it to...

China News 29th November 2021

This week, we have two articles from academics.  The first compares Chinese Governance with that of some western countries.  The second looks at the latest announcement from the Chinese Communist Party and how...