Published July 29th, 2014 by

There was a syntactically small but politically large notation decision in the SCMP’s recent interview with Norman Chan Tak-lam. Either the editors, the reporter, or Mr Chan himself decided to…

Read More On Hong Kong’s Exchange Fund: An SCMP Letter to the Editor


Published June 4th, 2014 by

  I hope here to string together a few seemingly disconnected elements and show that they are one in the same. At the end, I’d like to make a modest…

Read More International Historical Amnesia Day: A Modest Proposal


Published April 18th, 2014 by

I have been reading James Galbraith’s book The Predator State. Good reading, one of the most thorough defences of post-Keynesian economics I’ve come across in awhile. I thought his description of…

Read More Galbraith on China’s Model of Economic Growth

China Economics Politics

Published April 12th, 2014 by

I just did a consultancy for an NGO in Chengdu . I also did my master’s thesis on the politics of NGO work there in 2008. On one hand, everything…

Read More The Changing Landscape for NGOs in China

China Politics