China in the Arctic

RTHK Radio 3, July 26, 2014

Since 2004, China has had a permanent land-based presence in the Arctic. It currently has multiple research stations in the region and deploys the largest non-nuclear ice breaker in the world. It also recently launched its 6th Arctic expedition. What are China’s strategic interests in the Arctic and how do Arctic powers view China’s expanded presence there?

The following guests join China Takes Over the World to discuss.

  • David Curtis Wright, Associate Professor, History Department, University of Calgary
  • Caitlin Campbell, Research Director and Security and Foreign Affairs Analyst, U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission, U.S. Congress

To listen to this episode, please click here.

Hosted by Ying Ma, China Takes Over the World is a program about China’s growing economic, political and military power. It airs at 8:30 a.m. every Saturday in Hong Kong on RTHK Radio 3, a channel of the city’s public broadcast station. Previous episodes of the show are available on podcast via iTunes.


Actually, China’s an Economic Mess

Pajamas Media, July 22, 2011

–By Ying Ma

America’s movers and shakers can’t seem to stop ogling Chinese authoritarian chic. While few would defend China’s repressive political system, numerous politicians, business executives, and pundits bow before China’s state-directed capitalism, equating authoritarianism with efficiency and ruthlessness with enlightenment.

At the heart of this ogling lies an admiration for Beijing’s ability to undertake large projects far more quickly than America’s democratic gridlock would ever allow. In reality, Chinese central economic planning generates massive inefficiencies and imposes drastic human costs. Below is merely the short list.

Read entire article here.

Radio Television Hong Kong Hosts Ying Ma for Discussion on State Capitalism

RTHK, May 18, 2011

Hong Kong–On Wednesday, May 18, 2011, Radio Television Hong Kong’s Backchat program hosted Ying Ma for a discussion on Chinese state capitalism. The issues discussed include: Can the West learn from China’s brand of state capitalism? Maybe China has it right all along and it’s time for the West to review their failed policies. Or is China just one massive bubble on the verge of popping?

The following guests also appeared on the program:

Chandran Nair, CEO and founder of GIFT (Global Institute For Tomorrow)

Dr Andrew Freris, Chief Investment Advisor for Asia, BNP Paribas Wealth Management

Philip Bowring, Journalist and Editor, Asia Sentinel

Listen to the full program here. (Note: The program is approximately forty-five minutes and features five minutes of news headlines at the beginning and at the half-hour mark. Though the audio appears as if it will end at the half-hour mark, it actually restarts, and the interview continues, on the same audio player.)

June 4, Climate Change and Chinese Authoritarian Chic, June 4, 2010

On June 4, 1989, the Chinese government opened fire on peaceful protesters demanding American-style democracy on Tiananmen Square. No one could have expected then that twenty-one years later, numerous American lawmakers, businessmen and pundits would be falling all over themselves to demand that the U.S. government become more Chinese, more state-directed.

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China’s View of Climate Change

Policy Review, June & July 2010

–Article by Ying Ma

President barack obama has warned that the threat from climate change is serious, urgent, and growing. He has exhorted governments and citizens across the world to respond “boldly, swiftly, and together” or “risk consigning future generations to an irreversible catastrophe.” Countless government officials, political leaders, climate scientists, and global warming activists agree with him. Standing in the way of these hopes and dreams, however, is China. It poses one of the biggest roadblocks to collective global action — even as it offers some of the most exciting solutions.

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