Greetings from Brexit-troubled but Olympics-proud London, where I am enjoying a summer break.
The whole world is now turning upside down. Counter-intuitive outcomes such as Brexit and the Trump phenomenon add to game-changing uncertainties: the rise of navel-gazing nationalism, the proxy tugs of war in the Middle East, the future role of the United States, a slowing yet more assertive China, tensions in the South China Sea, the sustainability of stimulus-economics, and the creative destruction of deepening global inter-connectivity. I hope you are able to find new silver linings, if not the holy grail.
The following may offer food for thought on some of the imponderables.
Our Foreign Policy Choices – Rethinking America’s Global Role – Cato Institute, Washington D.C. (Salient points of a 113-page report)
China providing aid and training to Syrian army (Exclusive TV interview on RT international news)
Absorb and Conquer: An EU approach to Russian and Chinese integration in Eurasia (An analytical report of the European Council on Foreign Relations)
South China Sea
10 reasons why the South China Sea ruling may lead to regional peace and cooperation (My Op-ed in the South China Morning Post of 18 August, 2016). This was updated and re-written from my earlier analytical commentary - South China Sea ruling may well seek solution in regional cooperation
South China Sea - Implications of China's joint naval exercises with Russia (TV interview on RT)
South China Sea - Coercion won't work, what will? (Live TV interview on TRT (Turkish Radio and Television Corporation))
"South China Sea: How We Got to This Stage" (Madam Fu Ying's full-length article in The National Interest)
How Brexit can turn lemon into lemonade (A podcast of the Legatum Institute, a think-tank)
G20 - Brexit and proposed UK-China FTA (Live TV interview with ABC (Australia Broadcasting Corporation)
China's view on Brexit - BBC World radio interview on day of vote counting (Radio interview on BBC World)
Failed coup signals struggle for the soul of modern Turkey (A brief analysis)
South Sudan turmoil - China's African involvement explained (Live TV interview on RT)
Can India match China's economic influence in Africa? (An Inside Story TV panel discussion on Aljazeera English)
Bridging Global Infrastructure Gaps - McKinsey June 2016 Report (Salient points of a McKinsey report)
Cross-border M & A propositions
You are welcome to send me any proposition for cross-border M & As on a no-commitment basis initially. Relying on my extensive network of contacts worldwide, I will try to match buy and sell sides and facilitate subsequent transactions as appropriate. Please limit details to a one-page PDF document, including key financial data, photo images, and contact phone numbers and email addresses.
If you wish to consult, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or text my Hong Kong mobile +852 98198987. I can also be reached on Skype at andrew.k.p.leung, LinkedIn at andrewleunginternational, Whatsapp at (852) 98198987, WeChat at Andrewkpleung, Facebook at andrewkinpongleung, and Twitter at @Andrewkpleung
Speaking and lecturing opportunities
I am open to invitations for speaking engagements, visiting lectures and tailor-made electives on China as a visiting/adjunct professor. Please email me with proposals.
A business networking and speaking platform in Hong Kong
As an Advisor to the Denmark-based Executives’ Global Network (EGN) Hong Kong, I wish to extend to you the opportunity of fielding a suitable speaker for an EGN event in Hong Kong. This will be entirely at our own cost with acknowledgement of your support or that of your organization, provided that we are not asked to cover any speaking fee, travel or accommodation expenses.
Executives’ Global Network Click here
EGN Hong Kong Click here
RSS feed and weblinks
My postings are regularly uploaded under three blogs CHINAwatch, Publications and What is New on my website www.andrewleunginternationalconsultants.com A collection of leading China media and research sites can be found under China Links. Please feel free to save my website on your computer, laptop, tablet, Blackberry, iPhone or iPad as a reference resource. If you wish instant access as soon as my postings appear, just click on “Subscribe to this blog’s feed” under RSS Feed on top of the right-hand column of each blog. Select the appropriate Google feed option. It is free of charge. This newsletter is uploaded to my website here. You may save it for reference or reading at leisure and to share it on Facebook, LinkedIn, Whatsapp, Twitter or other social media devices.
Cheer up and chill out
You may find joy, hope, wisdom, fun and humour in my website's repertoire of inspirational music, videos, songs and words, There is also a collection in Chinese.
An invitation to morning breakfast or afternoon tea in Catalonia, Spain
My family will be staying at the Castell-Platja d'Aro, Catalonia, Spain from 29 August to 3 September. In between these dates, if you happen to be in the vicinity, you are most welcome to visit us for breakfast or afternoon tea. Please email us if you so wish.
I look forward to your guidance, advice, comments, suggestions, and criticisms. You are welcome to share any of my papers, articles, presentations, and TV interviews with your colleagues or friends. You are also welcome to publish any of them with full attribution.
If you think that I may add value to your endeavours in any way, please let me know how I may help. If for any reason you do not wish to receive my emails, just ask me to delete your name from my databank permanently.
Best personal regards,
Andrew K.P. Leung, SBS, FRSA
International and Independent China Strategist
Brain Trust Member, The Evian Group (global think-tank), Lausanne, Switzerland
International Expert, Reuters Insight Community of Experts, Thompson Reuters
Fellow of the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (FRSA)
Elected Member, Royal Society for Asian Affairs
Advisory Board Member, China Policy Institute, Nottingham University, UK (2005 -2010)
Founding Chairman, China Group, Institute of Directors City Branch, London, UK (2006-2010)
Vice Chairman, 48 Group Club, UK (2008-2010)
Committee Member of RSA, London Region, UK (2006-2010)