A new report by the Bertelsmann Stiftung’s Transformation Index (BTI) has identified considerable declines in the quality of democracy worldwide. Hauke Hartmann comments on the role of Russia and China.
Emeritus Professor Tim Barrett comments on the fallout from Chinese tycoon Wang Xing’s citation of a Tang dynasty era poem on book burning.
China is retaliating against prominent figures in Britain, the EU and other countries who have criticised its actions in Hong Kong and Xinjiang. Duncan Bartlett considers the diplomatic implications.
Ethical Western shoppers should choose brands that are being punished in China for showing corporate social responsibility, writes Professor Steve Tsang.