This month, Sam speaks with Hong Kong Free Press writer and Editorial Director Kris Cheng. Kris has been closely covering local Hong Kong political news, including the ongoing pro-democracy protests.
YCW interviews Merriden Varrall, Director of Geopolitics and Tax at KPMG Australia and Nonresident Fellow at the Lowy Institute, about the nexus of Chinese tax and foreign policy.
Sam is joined by Oriana Skylar Mastro, Assistant Professor of Security Studies at Georgetown University and U.S. Air Force Reserve officer. Oriana’s new book “The Costs of Conversation: Obstacles to Peace Talks in Wartime” explores case studies of conflicts in Asia, laying out a framework to explain why states do not engage diplomatically with their adversaries.
Ernan Cui, China Consumer Analyst at Gavekal Dragonomics, discusses the recent downturn in China’s auto sector, the impact of ride-sharing and electric vehicles and the practice of consumer analysis in China.
Yuen Chan, Senior Lecturer at the City University of London, speaks with YCW Partner MERICS about the protests in Hong Kong and the special role of the media there.