15 December 2019

Tsang Tak-sing

Former Secretary for Home Affairs
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    A tour of a smart energy enterprise in Sichuan

    - Aug 23, 2019 12:47pm
    Every year, the Endeavour Education Centre arranges a summer tour on power and energy for Hong Kong teachers, and this year the group visited a hydroelectric power facility in southwestern China’s Sichuan province. While many believe...
  • France's Emmanuel Macron has managed to cool the 'yellow vest' protest movement by organizing a series of town-hall meetings to listen to citizens’ concerns. Photo: Reuters

    France’s yellow vest movement and the grand debate

    - Aug 14, 2019 2:17pm
    French President Emmanuel Macron’s efforts to calm the “yellow vest” movement and find a way to address the issues by holding a so-called grand debate can be a good case study for those who seek solutions...
  • Boris Johnson, who could become next British prime minister, has vowed that he will take Britain out of the EU by Oct. 31 despite the lack of a deal on the way forward. Photo: Reuters

    Can UK end the Brexit uncertainties and move on?

    - Jun 21, 2019 10:12am
    Britain remains trapped in Brexit uncertainties. Following the departure of two prime ministers, David Cameron and Theresa May, the country is again looking for the next candidate for the top job. Boris Johnson, the former foreign...
  • Sino-US relations have changed so much because both China and the US have changed, and so has the entire world, an observer says. Photo: AFP

    The Cold War mindset

    - May 30, 2019 6:18pm
    The Sino-US trade row has sparked debates as to whether the world is now heading into a new Cold War. We may need more time and observation to make a definite conclusion on the matter, but...
  • The slogan 'Yes to Europe' sits on a campaign banner for a Dutch political party ahead of the European Parliament elections in Brussels. Photo: Bloomberg

    Populism and public opinion: where should we draw the line?

    - May 22, 2019 5:24pm
    Member states of the European Union (EU) are set to hold the European Parliament elections between May 23 and 26. Steve Bannon, the former White House chief strategist under President Donald Trump, recently predicted that the...
  • The May Fourth Movement took place two years before the founding of the Communist Party of China. And it wasn’t until after 28 years of armed revolution that the People’s Republic was finally born. Photo: Xinhua

    The 100th anniversary of the May Fourth Movement

    - May 3, 2019 5:48pm
    This Saturday marks the 100th anniversary of the monumental May Fourth Movement, which precedes the arrival of the “two centenaries”. Officially, for the mainland, the two goals of the two 100-year anniversaries, or the two centenary...
  • Hongkongers hope to buy their own homes, which are “brick and mortar”, but the housing bubble resulting from an overheated property market is “virtualized”. Photo: CNSA

    The real economy

    - Apr 17, 2019 6:33pm
    The Outline Development Plan for the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area has mentioned the term “real economy”, but hasn’t bothered to explain the term. Over the years, mainland media have often drawn a distinction between businesses...
  • The flags of the European Union and the United Kingdom fly outside the Houses of Parliament in London. British lawmakers can't agree on how to proceed with Brexit. Photo: Bloomberg

    To leave or not to leave

    - Apr 2, 2019 10:44am
    The impasse in the British parliament over the country’s withdrawal from the European Union, along with the EU’s refusal to renegotiate another Brexit deal, is forcing Prime Minister Theresa May into a tight corner. The plan that...
  • American liberal hegemony has become increasingly unsustainable as the world has moved to being multipolar from unipolar. Photo: Reuters

    The end of US liberal hegemony

    - Feb 14, 2019 6:16pm
    In his New Year speech for 2019, Chinese President Xi Jinping warned that “we’re facing a period of major change never seen in a century.” So what is likely to come to an end and what...