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Tag Archives: Hong Kong

Could CANZUK be the multinational alliance we need to tackle China?

China is quickly becoming a rogue state. Recent months have demonstrated that the traditional international organisations that we depend on to rein in state actors that flout the international rules-based system are weak, to be generous, and incompetent, to be blunt. Closer union between Canada, Australia, New Zealand and the …

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Define “Interests”?

Brent H. Cameron is a Senior Advisor with Concierge Strategies, and a local councillor in Ontario, Canada. The second edition of his book, “The Case for Commonwealth Free Trade: Options for a new globalization” is available now on Amazon worldwide. He can be found on Twitter at @BrentHCameron On March …

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What is China’s Plan?

Various small clashes over the past year culminated in a fairly large scale skirmish on Monday in Ladakh that left 20 Indian soldiers dead and killed at least that many Chinese troops (Indian Times). It is less than a week since China seized 60 square km of Indian land in …

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China: Are we too late to react?

My joy at opening this week’s AAAS magazine “Science” was slightly blunted by the four pages of Chinese Government advertising that were followed by a long editorial article on how the Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV) should be given NIH funds.  The article did not mention that due to the …

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Cometh the hour

Brent Cameron is a Senior Advisor with Concierge Strategies, and a local councillor in Ontario, Canada. The second edition of Brent H. Cameron’s book, “The Case for Commonwealth Free Trade: Options for a new globalization” is available now on Amazon worldwide. Just before the outbreak of the Second World War, the London …

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British Politics in 2019

All the shenanigans of the past 3 years have explained British politics. The country is split between its main regions and split internally.  It is the internal split that is most important and interesting. In the 2016 EU Referendum about half of the population voted to leave the EU and …

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On Foreign Affairs

The below speech was made by the author in the House of Lords on 21 May 2019  My Lords, I too greatly welcome this timely and well-judged report from the International Relations Select Committee, and particularly the recommendations to strengthen engagement with the Commonwealth, to invest more in our global …

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Freedom & Democracy in Hong Kong – The Dragon on the Shore

As the twentieth anniversary of the British handover of Hong Kong to Chinese Rule approaches, its last British Governor has warned that the UK risks “selling its honour” over its relations with the territory. In an interview with the BBC Lord Patten stated that the UK has has abandoned “a …

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Year of the Monkey; An Ode to Hong Kong

If you could choose anywhere in the globe to work, where would it be? Those of us who work as hospitality professionals have a huge advantage as front of house and back of house staff. With our expertise, and our talents, our industry can take us to any job anywhere …

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