Colonial Experience and “Hong Kongese” Identity

by Dennis Chan Hong Ming There’s an old Chinese proverb that says, “three feet of ice does not result from one day of cold weather.” This proverb is eerily adequate for understanding the relations between China and its most important Special Administrative Region – Hong Kong. However, the icy conflict separating Hong Kong and China…

Burma’s Anachronistic & Orwellian Capital

by Matt Levy Matt traveled to work at an NGO in Burma and found himself in its new, very empty capital. All photographs by Matt Levy. One November morning in 2005, the world awoke to a great surprise – Burma had built a new capital. Naypyitaw, which translates to the City of Kings, had been…

Indian Economy: From Emerging to Emergency

by Akhil Paliath In the spring of 2008 while the rest of the world was still reeling from the shenanigans of Lehman, Freddie, Stanley and Co., India was all smiles because high growth rates meant that the government could offer a generous fiscal stimulus to survive the downturn. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh predicted that eight…