25 May 2018

Simon Shen

Associate professor and director of Global Studies Programme, Faculty of Social Science, at the Chinese University of Hong Kong; Lead Writer (Global) at the Hong Kong Economic Journal
  • Singapore has developed a hinterland network that is more multi-dimensional than that of Hong Kong. Photo: Bloomberg

    Hinterland networks: Why Singapore is scoring over HK

    - Jan 23, 2015 9:46am
    In his 1996 book “Hong Kong: Asia’s Network City”, economic historian Takeshi Hamashita had identified eight hinterlands for Hong Kong, ranging from Northeast Asia to Southeast Asia. They are: 1. The coastal regions from South China to...
  • President Xi Jinping is willing to challenge the United States over the right of discourse in the international arena. Photo: AFP

    How Xi’s bluntness contrasts with Hu’s risk aversion

    - Jan 14, 2015 5:11pm
    In the era of Hu Jintao, complacent words and phrases were subjected to self-censorship to avoid creating misunderstanding and suspicion in the international arena or challenging the international discourse dominated by the United States. For example, “peaceful...
  • Lam Pou Chuen had a unique voice that made Doraemon sound neither like a kid nor an ordinary adult but a special being that grows up with the audience. Photo: Hong Kong Allies

    HK Doraemon stands for golden period

    - Jan 14, 2015 9:43am
    The passing of Lam Pou Chuen — voice actor of the Japanese cartoon character Doraemon — earlier this month, made the headline of many local newspapers. His death shocked many fans. As one of them, I...
  • The Philippines' aggressive infrastructure program has created millions of jobs. Photo: Bloomberg

    Philippine economy: miracle or bubble?

    - Jan 12, 2015 12:23pm
    Last July, the population of the Philippines hit 100 million. All babies born around that particular time were given five thousand pesos as “souvenir”. This population threshold is considered a critical level for a country to...
  • Hong Kong and Taiwan are feeling nostalgic about their colonial past for very different reasons. Photo: HKEJ

    How Hong Kong and Taiwan evolved from colonial history

    - Dec 24, 2014 3:52pm
    Hong Kong and Taiwan have recently shown a strong attachment to their colonial history under the British and Japanese, respectively. However, there are some noticeable differences that likely led to very different paths for the former...

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