Ian Williams

Economics

Is China’s debt-fueled economy doomed?

A seemingly endless property boom has seen rampant speculation and the building of ‘ghost cities’

By Ian Williams

China

China’s #MeToo moment

China’s feminists are fighting back

By Ian Williams

China

Are China’s climate promises just a load of hot air?

The PRC certainly talks the talk on clean energy and sustainability

By Ian Williams

China

China’s Great Game in Afghanistan

The humbling of the United States in Afghanistan fits nicely into the Chinese narrative of American decline

By Ian Williams

China

The troubling truth about Britain’s nuclear deal with China

China General Nuclear should never have been allowed anywhere near such a critical piece of British national infrastructure

By Ian Williams

China

China’s Belt and Road to Damascus

BRI projects are opaque, over-priced and riddled with corruption

By Ian Williams

Education

How China bought Cambridge

The British university has shown itself to be truly world-beating when it comes to accepting Chinese money with few questions asked

By Ian Williams

China

How Taishan almost became China’s Chernobyl

The response of the authorities in China was chillingly reminiscent of those dark days in Ukraine

By Ian Williams

China

The growing cult of ‘Dada’ Xi Jinping

Beijing is increasingly blind to the impact of its own imperial behavior

By Ian Williams

China

How China is stoking America’s racial tensions

A government that would never dream of allowing free elections in its own country mocks America’s democratic process

By Ian Williams

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