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China is back

By Stanley Chao · January 18, 2021I said it after the Tiananmen riots in 1989. And I’m saying it again now, during the worst epidemic the world has seen in more than 100 years.China is back!The numbers don’t lie. Due to a successful COVID-19 containment policy, China has emerged from the pandemic largely unscathed. Consumer…

Independent pandemic review panel critical of China, WHO delays

GENEVA – An independent panel said Monday that Chinese officials could have applied public health measures more forcefully in January to curb the initial COVID-19 outbreak, and criticized the World Health Organization (WHO) for not declaring an international emergency until Jan. 30.The experts reviewing the global handling of the pandemic, led by former New Zealand…

Zoom spy claims a warning for multinationals in China

Tinker, tailor, soldier . . . Zoom spy? The late, great David Cornwell, aka John le Carré, did not pen a novel about the defining geopolitical rivalry of the 21st century, between the US and China. But if he had, he might have modelled one of his inimitable protagonists on Jin Xinjiang, aka Julien Jin, a former China-based executive…