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Andrew Sheng and Xiao Geng

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Can Hong Kong avoid tragedy?

Published On: December 1, 2019 11:45 AM NPT By: Andrew Sheng and Xiao Geng

HONG KONG – Nearly six months after they began, the protests in our city have reached fever pitch. On one particularly devastating day earlier this month, police fired more than 1,500 rounds of tear gas, a police officer shot a demonstrator at point-blank range while being attacked, and protesters immolated a man who disagreed with them. More than 4,000 people have been arrested, infrastructure has been destroyed, and the economy has sunk into recession. And for what?

Self-harm in Hong Kong

Published On: July 31, 2019 01:00 AM NPT By: Andrew Sheng and Xiao Geng

Hong Kong has been seized by mass protests driven by fear that China is eroding the liberty and autonomy. But Hong Kong’s outrage at China is misplaced and self-destructive

America in the crossfire

Published On: June 27, 2019 12:30 AM NPT By: Andrew Sheng and Xiao Geng

If anybody is going to convince Trump to change course, it is probably corporate America. But, when it comes to Trump, there is no such thing as a sure thing

China and Western critics

Published On: April 2, 2019 12:30 AM NPT By: Andrew Sheng and Xiao Geng

Contrary to popular belief in the West, where democratic elections are regarded as essential to holding governments responsible, China’s approach supports accountability

Quest for quality growth

Published On: February 4, 2019 12:30 AM NPT By: Andrew Sheng and Xiao Geng

Implementation of Xi’s reform plan has been hampered by multiple shocks including escalating trade tensions with the US

Reform during trade war

Published On: October 3, 2018 01:00 AM NPT By: Andrew Sheng and Xiao Geng

China’s leaders must redouble their efforts to unleash the “animal spirits” of domestic businesses, while spurring local governments to spearhead reforms

How cities are saving China

Published On: August 30, 2018 01:00 AM NPT By: Andrew Sheng and Xiao Geng

China has learned that rejecting one-size-fits-all approaches and promoting competition among cities is a valuable means of achieving breakthroughs

Anger in America

Published On: June 27, 2018 12:30 AM NPT By: Andrew Sheng and Xiao Geng

Trump has exploited popular anger to advance his own interests. But he did not create that anger. America’s elites have spent decades doing that

Judging Chinese governance

Published On: March 29, 2018 12:30 AM NPT By: Andrew Sheng and Xiao Geng

Western view that Xi Jinping is laying groundwork for a Mao Zedong-style personality cult is fundamentally flawed

Search for quality growth

Published On: February 7, 2018 12:50 AM NPT By: Andrew Sheng and Xiao Geng

It will not be easy to realize vision of “people-centered development” that Xi announced. But China is on right track.

China’s digital challenges

Published On: December 28, 2017 12:35 AM NPT By: Andrew Sheng and Xiao Geng

If China is to ensure continued development of its digital economy while containing risks associated with disruption, its leaders will need to implement smart regulations.

China’s war on corruption

Published On: November 27, 2017 12:30 AM NPT By: Andrew Sheng and Xiao Geng

Recognizing the potential of corruption to undermine the legitimacy of Communist Party, Xi has embarked on an anti-graft campaign that is unprecedented in scale.

China’s Pearl

Published On: June 6, 2017 12:15 AM NPT By: Andrew Sheng and Xiao Geng

July 1, 2017, will mark the 20th anniversary of Hong Kong’s return to China, after more than a century of British colonial rule. It comes at a moment when China’s leaders are increasingly promoting Hong Kong’s unique role in advancing the country’s economic development.

Sino-American challenge

Published On: May 3, 2017 12:35 AM NPT By: Andrew Sheng and Xiao Geng

It seems the status quo in US-China relation, which is crucial for global trade, growth and stability, will be maintained. That is good news for Chinese and US workers alike

Great Chinese urbanization

Published On: April 10, 2017 10:29 AM NPT By: Andrew Sheng and Xiao Geng

HONG KONG: Residential property prices in China’s first-tier cities—Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, and Shenzhen—are back up. A home there now runs buyers half as much as a home in the world’s most expensive cities: New York City, London, and Hong Kong.