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Chinese whispers

TO paraphrase Oscar Wilde, to lose one recently appointed senior cabinet minister could be construed as a misfortune; losing two seems like carelessness. China’s defence minister, Li Shangfu, was late…

The Chinese dream

The twice-a-decade national congress of the Communist Party of China successfully concluded in Beijing in October. The national congress that comprises nearly 2,300 elected and specially invited delegates from across…

A revolution of our own

The Fourth Industrial Revolution is one of the most significant events in recent history. It not only changed the contours of the political economy of Britain but also put Europe…

A silent revolution

Massive investments are presently being made in higher education by many countries in the developing world, such as Malaysia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore and China. This is because it has slowly…

China’s third revolution

“LET China sleep, for when she wakes, she will shake the world”. This remark attributed to Napoleon Bonaparte has been turned into a reality by the Chinese Communist Party that celebrated the…

Chinese muzzle

LATE last week, China’s President Xi Jinping was quoted by Xinhua news agency as saying at a two-day conference: “Viewed overall, Xinjiang is enjoying a favourable setting of social stability…

The Chinese economic miracle

IN the recorded history of humanity’s economic affairs, there has never been as remarkable a story as that of China in the late 20th and early 21st century. By any…

B&R – a revolutionary idea

The Belt and Road (B&R) initiative is a global as well as a revolutionary venture. It is expected to be completed by 2049 when China would celebrate the centenary of…