It’s an intriguing proposition, but Toh’s book lacks a systematic approach and struggles to provide a convincing answer
Is China an Empire?
by Han Shih Toh
The rise of China as an economic powerhouse, and increasingly a political and military one, is one of the most important global developments in the past three decades. The way that China, a vast country ruled by a communist party, grows and deals with other countries is set to affect everyone on this planet. Continue reading
Copies of the South China Morning Post, believed to be a target for a takeover by Chinese Internet tycoon Jack Ma of Alibaba, are displayed for sale at a newsstand in Hong Kong, on Nov. 28, 2015.
Chinese internet company Alibaba is reportedly in discussions to buy a controlling stake in Hong Kong’s largest English-language newspaper, the South China Morning Post (SCMP), according to a number of recent media reports.
Sources have told Reuters and the Wall Street Journal that a potential deal is in the offing between the paper’s current owner, Malaysian tycoon Robert Kuok and the Chinese e-commerce giant, while Quartz reported on Thursday that a merger agreement will be signed before Christmas.
If confirmed, the deal will mark a further foray by mainland Chinese investors into the Hong Kong media and publishing sector, sparking further fears that Beijing is seeking yet Continue reading