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Wing Chun’s Kicking Origins

Walk into most Wing Chun schools around the world today and you get the strong impression that it’s a martial art focusing almost exclusively on fast, short-range hand fighting techniques. But it wasn’t always that way. Wing Chun Illustrated December 2015

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Wing Chun’s Kicking Origins

Walk into most Wing Chun schools around the world today and you get the strong impression that it’s a martial art focusing almost exclusively on fast, short-range hand fighting techniques. But it wasn’t always that way. Wing Chun Illustrated December 2015

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Hong Kong Needs Closer Ties to Democracies

Democratic nations should do more to support Hong Kong’s democratic society and values, as mainlandization is hurting more than just the economy. South China Morning Post 25 August 2015

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Hong Kong Needs Closer Ties to Democracies

Democratic nations should do more to support Hong Kong’s democratic society and values, as mainlandization is hurting more than just the economy. South China Morning Post 25 August 2015

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Asia’s Heyday of FTAs May Be Over

The TPP and RCEP will render individual FTAs less attractive but can they lead to an Asia-wide free trade agreement? Tradegood Viewpoints 02 January 2015

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Asia’s Heyday of FTAs May Be Over

The TPP and RCEP will render individual FTAs less attractive but can they lead to an Asia-wide free trade agreement? Tradegood Viewpoints 02 January 2015

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Don’t Ignore Asia’s Biggest Markets: Its Governments

New WTO rules, the TPP, and other Asian FTAs should offer big opportunities for firms selling to Asia’s governments, although China remains closed. Tradegood Viewpoints 13 October 2014.

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Don’t Ignore Asia’s Biggest Markets: Its Governments

New WTO rules, the TPP, and other Asian FTAs should offer big opportunities for firms selling to Asia’s governments, although China remains closed. Tradegood Viewpoints 13 October 2014.

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Let Them Eat Whale

Time to give Japan what it says it wants. It’s the best way to save the whales and end bogus “research whaling.” The Diplomat (September 25) and Newsweek Japan (October 7) 2014

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Let Them Eat Whale

Time to give Japan what it says it wants. It’s the best way to save the whales and end bogus “research whaling.” The Diplomat (September 25) and Newsweek Japan (October 7) 2014

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Cambodian Labor: Will It Get Bloodier Before It Gets Better?

Foreign brands, rather than the government, need to offer Cambodians a living wage to head off violence and labor strife. Tradegood Viewpoints 29 August 2014

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Cambodian Labor: Will It Get Bloodier Before It Gets Better?

Foreign brands, rather than the government, need to offer Cambodians a living wage to head off violence and labor strife. Tradegood Viewpoints 29 August 2014

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Higher Minimum Wages Rolling Across Asia

Asia’s low-cost manufacturing model may be coming to an end, as a new paradigm shift keeps wages in the region on the rise. Tradegood Viewpoints 14 March 2014

Higher Minimum Wages Rolling Across Asia

Asia’s low-cost manufacturing model may be coming to an end, as a new paradigm shift keeps wages in the region on the rise. Tradegood Viewpoints 14 March 2014

Should Hong Kong Accept Fake Democracy?

A showdown looms over Hong Kong’s democratic hopes and Beijing’s determination to thwart them. Foreign Policy in Focus 7 August 2014

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Should Hong Kong Accept Fake Democracy?

A showdown looms over Hong Kong’s democratic hopes and Beijing’s determination to thwart them. Foreign Policy in Focus 7 August 2014

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Global E-Commerce: The US and EU Are So Yesterday

Asia’s e-commerce market is set to overtake the US this year. Regional challenges abound, but a good localization strategy can ease the way. Tradegood Viewpoints 22 July 2014

Global E-Commerce: The US and EU Are So Yesterday

Asia’s e-commerce market is set to overtake the US this year. Regional challenges abound, but a good localization strategy can ease the way. Tradegood Viewpoints 22 July 2014

China Is Creating a Society of Know-nothings on its Doorstep

Macau and Beijing need to diversify Macau’s economy if the city is to avoid becoming a society of unskilled laborers. Foreign Policy in Focus 13 June 2014

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China Is Creating a Society of Know-nothings on its Doorstep

Macau and Beijing need to diversify Macau’s economy if the city is to avoid becoming a society of unskilled laborers. Foreign Policy in Focus 13 June 2014

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VAT in China: Some Basics

VAT in China can have a real impact on the bottom line. Companies with exposure to the Chinese market need to proactively and strategically manage their VAT operations. Tradegood Viewpoints 6 June 2014

VAT in China: Some Basics

VAT in China can have a real impact on the bottom line. Companies with exposure to the Chinese market need to proactively and strategically manage their VAT operations. Tradegood Viewpoints 6 June 2014

More Beijing Meddling Would Be Good for US-China Relations

China’s accusations of US “meddling” in Hong Kong are hypocritical. Beijing does the same in the US, but that’s not a bad thing. South China Morning Post 5 May 2014

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More Beijing Meddling Would Be Good for US-China Relations

China’s accusations of US “meddling” in Hong Kong are hypocritical. Beijing does the same in the US, but that’s not a bad thing. South China Morning Post 5 May 2014

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China Posts Record Investments in the US: Better Get Used To It

The stars are beginning to align in US-China investment relations — China is upping its game as part of broad economic reforms and the US is pulling out all the stops to attract foreign investment. Tradegood Viewpoints February 7, 2014

China Posts Record Investments in the US: Better Get Used To It

The stars are beginning to align in US-China investment relations — China is upping its game as part of broad economic reforms and the US is pulling out all the stops to attract foreign investment. Tradegood Viewpoints February 7, 2014

Can China Win Back Hong Kong?

China and Hong Kong are on a collision course. Are relations about to cross the Rubicon? Foreign Policy in Focus 13 January 2014

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Can China Win Back Hong Kong?

China and Hong Kong are on a collision course. Are relations about to cross the Rubicon? Foreign Policy in Focus 13 January 2014

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Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

Profile of a Hong Kong Wing Chun master, plus photo gallery. Wing Chun Illustrated Magazine February 2014 Issue.

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Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

Profile of a Hong Kong Wing Chun master, plus photo gallery. Wing Chun Illustrated Magazine February 2014 Issue.

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Tough US Election Talk on China a Time-honored Tradition

Despite election rhetoric, the next US president will find it difficult to take tough action against China. Global Post 26 October 2012

Tough US Election Talk on China a Time-honored Tradition

Despite election rhetoric, the next US president will find it difficult to take tough action against China. Global Post 26 October 2012

“It’s a beautiful thing, the destruction of words.”

George Orwell’s warnings about government manipulation of language presaged many of China’s authoritarian practices. JMSC 7 October 2013

“It’s a beautiful thing, the destruction of words.”

George Orwell’s warnings about government manipulation of language presaged many of China’s authoritarian practices. JMSC 7 October 2013

Hong Kong’s “One Country, Two Systems” is Not Working

Hong Kong is a member of APEC and the WTO, but its independent voice on trade and economics is becoming a rare commodity. South China Morning Post 26 September 2013

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Hong Kong’s “One Country, Two Systems” is Not Working

Hong Kong is a member of APEC and the WTO, but its independent voice on trade and economics is becoming a rare commodity. South China Morning Post 26 September 2013

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Hong Kong Losing Out on Benefits of TPP Trade Pact

Hong Kong is a natural for the Trans-pacific Partnership, but has oddly chosen to opt out of this “cutting-edge 21st century free trade agreement.” South China Morning Post 6 September 2012

Hong Kong Losing Out on Benefits of TPP Trade Pact

Hong Kong is a natural for the Trans-pacific Partnership, but has oddly chosen to opt out of this “cutting-edge 21st century free trade agreement.” South China Morning Post 6 September 2012

Still Watching

The Edward Snowden case is unlikely to result in big changes to US foreign surveillance and data collection practices. South China Morning Post 26 June 2013

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Still Watching

The Edward Snowden case is unlikely to result in big changes to US foreign surveillance and data collection practices. South China Morning Post 26 June 2013

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Death By A Thousand Cuts

Hong Kong’s wetlands are critical to its biodiversity and function as an important buffer against avian flu, but not enough is being done to preserve them. South China Morning Post 18 April 2013

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Death By A Thousand Cuts

Hong Kong’s wetlands are critical to its biodiversity and function as an important buffer against avian flu, but not enough is being done to preserve them. South China Morning Post 18 April 2013

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Made in the USA (again): Is Manufacturing Returning to the US?

Many are predicting a renaissance in U.S. manufacturing, as a growing number of American firms “reshore” to the U.S. Is the resurgence of “Made in the USA” reality or hype? Tradegood Viewpoints 27 February 2013

Made in the USA (again): Is Manufacturing Returning to the US?

Many are predicting a renaissance in U.S. manufacturing, as a growing number of American firms “reshore” to the U.S. Is the resurgence of “Made in the USA” reality or hype? Tradegood Viewpoints 27 February 2013

Feature Articles on Trade and Business Trends

Regular feature articles on trade policy, business trends, and market opportunities in this online industry magazine published by Tradegood, a B2B global sourcing company.

Feature Articles on Trade and Business Trends

Regular feature articles on trade policy, business trends, and market opportunities in this online industry magazine published by Tradegood, a B2B global sourcing company.

Beijing Jumping at Shadows in US Asia Policy

The US “pivot” to Asia is not aimed at containing China. South China Morning Post 15 November 2012

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Beijing Jumping at Shadows in US Asia Policy

The US “pivot” to Asia is not aimed at containing China. South China Morning Post 15 November 2012

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News from HKU’s Journalism and Media Studies Centre

Articles on events and happenings, plus the latest journalism news, from Hong Kong’s leading journalism school.

News from HKU’s Journalism and Media Studies Centre

Articles on events and happenings, plus the latest journalism news, from Hong Kong’s leading journalism school.