Ron Shine

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Tuesday, 12 May 2020

Why is China’s diplomacy so dreadful?

The election of Donald Trump in 2016 caused great concern for China hawks. Here was a man who, as the …

By Ron Shine

Thursday, 23 April 2020

Chinese government deflects coronavirus mismanagement by spreading anti-African misinformation

One of the most remarkable things about the Chinese government is its shamelessness in arguing with its critics. Any criticism …

By Ron Shine

Thursday, 12 March 2020

China plays dirty in the new information war

What are the limits of a free press? This is the thorny issue facing the Trump administration in handling Chinese …

By Ron Shine

Tuesday, 28 January 2020

How the Chinese government seeks to silence opposition in the West

The Chinese Boxer Rebellion of the turn of the twentieth century was in part inspired by local hatred of extra-territorial …

By Ron Shine

Tuesday, 24 December 2019

Chinese government has become dominated by secrecy and fear

In the Soviet Union under Stalin, not even the hard sciences were safe from ideological controversy. As Leszek Kolakowski notes …

By Ron Shine

Thursday, 19 December 2019

Özil-Xinjiang controversy: The West is failing to confront Chinese human rights abuses

“Mesut Özil has got to go!” You might have heard Arsenal fans lamenting the midfielder’s uninspiring performances and enormous salary, …

By Ron Shine