The case for China’s continued rise, even in a deglobalising world

by Rashmee

Posted on December 18, 2021


I recently read a Shanghai-based think-tanker’s view on why China will continue to rise. Zhang …

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The (re)making of China…in Mr Xi’s image

by Rashmee

Posted on November 12, 2021


What now, that the Chinese Communist Party has passed a decision exalting President Xi Jinping …

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China tightens its belt – literally

by Rashmee

Posted on November 5, 2021


Shortages in the West (especially Britain) are a big and ongoing story but we don’t …

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The ‘next climate summit’ (after COP26, that is)

by Rashmee

Posted on October 28, 2021


COP26 hasn’t even begun and some media organisations are on to the “next climate summit”.…

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What’s with the Gallic ire?

by Rashmee

Posted on September 17, 2021


France is hopping mad that the US, UK and Australia have announced a new three-way …

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Had it been Brexit in 2005, there would have been no ‘British’ success at the US Open

by Rashmee

Posted on September 12, 2021


Britain is celebrating Emma Raducanu’s stunning success as “the first British woman to win a …

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Are the Taliban really in charge?

by Rashmee

Posted on August 30, 2021


Tomorrow is the first day the Taliban will be in sole charge of Afghanistan. But …

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Online gaming is ‘opium’ and Mahjong

by Rashmee

Posted on August 8, 2021


The Chinese are right. Online gaming is “opium for the mind”, as a state-owned newspaper …

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Does China have the stomach to become a superpower?

by Rashmee

Posted on August 2, 2021


Does China have what it to become a superpower? It’s a reasonable question considering the …

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That’s rich. 56.1 million millionaires…and counting

by Rashmee

Posted on July 4, 2021


/ TRAVELS IN MY MIND The new Credit Suisse Global Wealth report contains some quite …

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Rashmee has lived and worked in several countries in the past decade, including Afghanistan, India, Haiti, Tunisia, the UAE, US and UK