Wan Lik Hang

The Affair of the Hong Kong lawmakers

Interested, as ever, in different points of view, we review news coverage of a story still sweeping the world after it broke in the second week of November.  No, it’s not the pandemic or the election in the...

Parallel history – 1587

Traditional teaching of history was boring and myopic.   Much of it still is.  Lists of dates, rulers and ‘events’ give us facts – if we remember them.  Studies of individuals and social...

The problem with humanity

There is something wrong with humanity.  And there is something right with humanity.  The reason for both is, well – humanity.  Unless we can control our humanity, it will kill us all. Humanity...

The Silk Roads Three – BRI

In this post we focus in more detail on China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). Its intentions are noble. Its execution sometimes flawed. Yet, as the power of the USA wanes, BRI has also aroused controversy...

China News 23rd November 2020

This week, we quote from writers about two common themes – China’s population and compulsory instructions to citizens for COVID-19.  Both articles (far longer than we quote) reflect the level of debate in Chinese...