China and 2015 BookExpo America (BEA)

BEA 2015: If Xi Jinping Threw a Book Party The who’s who of the U.S. publishing industry are gathering today in New York for the 2015 BookExpo America (BEA), the largest annual book trade fair in the country. At this year’s event, China is the “Global Market Forum Guest of Honor,” and 500-person government-sponsored delegation… Continue reading China and 2015 BookExpo America (BEA)

Ian Johnson’s interview with artist Hu Jie

China’s Invisible History: An Interview with Filmmaker and Artist Hu Jie Ian Johnson Sim Chi Yin/VII Hu Jie in his studio in Nanjing, 2015 Though none of his works have been publicly shown in China, Hu Jie is one of his country’s most noteworthy filmmakers. He is best known for his trilogy of documentaries about… Continue reading Ian Johnson’s interview with artist Hu Jie

Speaking at HSBC’s annual conference

When HSBC was looking for a ‘highly interesting and unusual speaker’ for their annual conference, Shaun Rein, a highly-regarded business consultant as well as experienced speaker, kindly recommended me. So last night, I delivered the speech at Grand Hyatt in Shanghai. I was instructed to talk about social changes since the reforms and the opening… Continue reading Speaking at HSBC’s annual conference