For the last nine months I have been living in Shenzhen, where I can see the mountains of Hong Kong from my apartment building. I cross the boarder about once a month, and each time I go it is looking more and more like a war zone. When I first visited Hong Kong back in March, it reminded me a lot of London. The infrastructure … Continue reading Hong Kong heading somewhere scary
I’ve been living in China for the last five months. Here are a few potentially interesting things I’ve observed (about Shenzhen at least – a huge city in the south that makes up a tiny part of this mega country): 1.) When it comes to technology, these guys are a step ahead. This is particularly notable here in Shenzhen. Back in the UK I had … Continue reading A few potentially interesting things about China
Escaping the barraging beast of Brexit is one of many refreshing things about being in China. Either because it’s not happened yet, because it will happen at some point, or because it still isn’t clear what it means, no one in Britain seems happy with the state of Brexit. Chinese politics may be quite beastly itself, but here I don’t feel surrounded by the same … Continue reading The elephant in the room
Links to both the East and the West were next to non-existent: the Group was formed after the Soviet Union relinquished its grip on Central Europe, ten days before the Warsaw Pact was dissolved, years before NATO membership, and well-over a decade before being admitted into the European Union. Continue reading Just what is the Visegrád Group?
After eight months of negotiations, the Czech Republic’s lower parliamentary house – the Chamber of Deputies – yesterday voted in favour of a new government. The Legislative Elections – which took place in October last year – left the Chamber of Deputies in its most fractious state in the history of Czech politics. Continue reading Communists Hold Balance of Power in Czech Government