Archives by Tag 'China – Analysis & opinion'

DPRK: mixing sport and politics

Brian Hennessy, An Australian in China. June, 2010 Despite their government’s public expressions of fraternity towards the dangerously troublesome Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea (DPRK), these days Chinese people are more switched-on to the reality of life in the Hermit Kingdom. It is perhaps an uncomfortable reminder of what life used to be like in […]

We live in interesting times.

Brian Hennessy. An Australian in China. January 1, 2009 How will the economic crisis affect China and her relations with the rest of the world? Although I don’t pretend to have all the answers, as an expatriate who has lived and worked in China for five years now, I figure that I am just as […]

China: Credit where it is due.

Brian Hennessy. An Australian in China. June, 2009 Whether the West likes it or not, and whether the Chinese people like it or not, the reality is that China is a one-party state that we (and they) must live with for the foreseeable future. So let’s separate politics from government for a moment, and take […]

Watching CCTV and reading between the lines.

Brian Hennessy. An Australian in China. July, 2009 A couple of days ago on CCTV9, China’s English language TV station that is beamed to the West, there was a short story on China’s diplomats who had been ordered  by the government to return to Beijing for a conference. Something was up. Watching CCTV and reading […]

China, iron-0re, and Australia: killing a chicken to frighten the monkeys.

Brian Hennessy. An Australian in China. July, 2009 Corruption in China. A controversial topic. A reality that should be discussed in the open, regardless of what damage it might do to China’s sensitive face. The arrest of Rio Tinto’s man in China, Mr Stern Hu, for allegedly offering a bribe, gives us pause for reflection […]

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