Andrew Sheng

The writer is a distinguished Fellow of the Asia Global Institute at the University of Hong Kong and a member of the UNEP Advisory Council on Sustainable Finance.

May 7, 2022
May 7, 2022

The International Monetary System is More Unfit than Ever

After the 2008 global financial crisis, the world seemed ready to undertake meaningful reform of the international monetary system. But the promised structural changes never happened.

March 17, 2022
March 17, 2022

If war wins, climate action loses

The Ukraine war is a tragedy of tragedies, catastrophic for the Ukrainian people, a disaster for the global economy and a real setback for

February 26, 2022
February 26, 2022

Is Ukraine a Metaverse Nightmare?

Moving from a unipolar world to a multipolar world was always likely to be messy and risk-prone.

January 18, 2022
January 18, 2022

Confronting Global Racism

Race is staring us in the face. Confronting and dealing with it is highly emotional and disturbing, so much so that in polite company, it’s unspeakable. But we can’t avoid it, because racism has become global.

November 21, 2021
November 21, 2021

Telling the right story to make (climate) change

Life is extremely complicated and will only become more so.

November 9, 2021
November 9, 2021

How is Hong Kong strategising for 2047?

What is Hong Kong’s pathway to 2047? Since HKSAR’s return to China in 1997 under the 50-year One Country, Two Systems principle, which is due to end in 2047, Hongkongers have emphasised Two Systems, neglecting the timeline to One Country.

October 23, 2021
October 23, 2021

Can the Great Powers avoid war?

As tensions over the Taiwan Strait mount, everyone needs to think about whether war is inevitable. Ukrainian revolutionary Leon Trotsky once said: “You may not be interested in war, but war is interested in you.” And if we slip into war by what World War I historian Barbara Tuchman called the March of Folly, can the Great Powers step back from mutual nuclear annihilation?

October 10, 2021
October 10, 2021

Is it all blah blah on climate action?

At the end of this month, the 2021 UN Climate Change Conference in Glasgow (COP26), under the presidency of the United Kingdom, will begin.

September 28, 2021
September 28, 2021

That sinking feeling from Down Under

Two weeks ago, US President Joe Biden, in announcing on video the Australia-United Kingdom-United States (AUKUS) pact, called Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison “that fellow from Down Under” in what appears to be a senior moment.

September 13, 2021
September 13, 2021

Why businesses must lead the war on climate change

Technically, on Saturday, the US War on Terror came to an end.