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OPINION | The former leader of Singapore was one of the truly profound global thinkers of our time.
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Grumbling about China’s slow internet speeds is a national pastime, but few were expecting Li Keqiang, the prime minister, to join in last week. “I have visited some developing countries that have faster internet connections than Beijing,” he said
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The most popular epic historical novels in the Chinese, Russian and Japanese languages are, respectively, Romance of the Three Kingdoms by Luo Guanzhong, War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy, and Clouds above the Hill by Shiba Ryōtarō. The first one talks about the turbulent feudal lord period towards the end of the Han dynasty (169-280); the second one on the French invasion of Russia (1812) in the Napoleonic era; the third one on the rise of Japan culminating in the Russo-Japanese War of 1904-5.

There is no equivalent in the English language, in terms of the length of work and scope of characters and events. The closest I can think of is the Second World War by Winston Churchill. You may say that it is history, not a novel, even less a work of literature. But it was largely responsible for Churchill being awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature. More crucially, Churchill himself was both the director and chronicler of history - "history will be kind to me for I intend to write it"! Churchill tops them all.
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Since imperial times Chinese governments have yearned for a perfect surveillance state. Will big data now deliver it?
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Final report of the Advisory Council to #Google  on the Right to be Forgotten #privacy
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#RTBF  A threat to the free flow of information in Hong Kong
Commissioner Chiang argues that concerns about the policy infringing on freedom of expression are "overblown".
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Renowned Sinologist David Shambaugh on the coming collapse of the Chinese Communist Party
The endgame of communist rule in China has begun, and Xi Jinping’s ruthless measures are only bringing the country closer to a breaking point
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[According to Isaiah Berlin]

Hedgehog: Dante, Plato, Lucretius, Pascal, Hegel, Dostoevsky, Nietzsche, Ibsen, Proust

Fox: Shakespeare, Herodotus, Aristotle, Montaigne, Erasmus, Moliere, Goethe, Pushkin, Balzac, Joyce


[According to Nassim Nicholas Taleb]

Utopian Vision of humankind: Rousseau, Godwin, Condorcet, Thomas Paine, conventional normative economists

Tragic Vision of humankind: Popper, Hayek, Milton Friedman, Adam Smith, Herbert Simon, Amos Tversky, Daniel Kahnman
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Taipei mayor Ko Wen-je on Asian history and colonization: 

For the [world’s] four Chinese-speaking regions — Taiwan, Singapore, Hong Kong, and Mainland China — the longer the colonization, the more advanced a place is. It’s rather embarrassing. Singapore is better than Hong Kong; Hong Kong is better than Taiwan; Taiwan is better than the mainland. I’m speaking in terms of culture. I’ve been to Vietnam and mainland China. Even though the Vietnamese are seemingly poor, they always stop in front of red traffic lights and walk in front of green ones. Even though mainland China’s GDP is higher than that of Vietnam, if you ask me about culture, the Vietnamese culture is superior.
A former trauma surgeon at one of the most prestigious hospitals in Taiwan, Ko Wen-je made a surprising career shift and ran for the Taipei…
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Google's Eric Schmidt: "The Internet will disappear."

Alibaba's Jack Ma: "I hope 15 years later people forget about e-commerce - because they think it's like electricity."

#Davos   #WEF15  
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Senior Policy Analyst, Asia Pacific, Google Inc.
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China, Asia Pacific, International Relations, Internet, Public Policy, Politics
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  • Google
    Senior Policy Analyst, Asia Pacific, 2012 - present
    Develop and lead public policy campaigns across the full range of policy areas that impact the internet, including innovation, copyright, privacy, security and free expression. Engage directly with politicians and policy-makers. Build a network of trade associations, industry partners, non-profit groups and others to support policies that help create and maintain an open internet.
  • Global Voices Online
    Contributing Author, Greater China, 2009 - 2013
    Contributed original analysis and translation of Chinese sources on issues including censorship, media, politics and human rights. Blogs have been quoted in publications including The New York Times and the Guardian.
  • Home Affairs Department, Hong Kong Government
    Executive Officer, Hong Kong, 2010 - 2012
    Managed and co-ordinated District Council affairs. Provided effective communication and administrative support to council meetings. Identified regional and national developments affecting local government. Prepared briefings and updates to ensure that district councilors are fully and promptly informed.
  • Delegation of the European Union to China
    Political Researcher, China, 2009 - 2009
    Monitored Chinese language official sources, social media and academic literature. Provided research on domestic and foreign policies of China. Organized and participated in meetings with officials, diplomats, intellectuals and activists.
  • UBS AG
    Equity Derivatives Structurer, Asia Pacific, 2008 - 2009
    Generated investment ideas based on analysis of regional and global economic and political trends. Partnered with client relationship managers to market equity structured products to institutional, corporate and retail investors. Provided a range of client services including market updates and product trainings.
  • Crédit Agricole
    Equity Derivatives Structurer, Asia Pacific, 2006 - 2008
    Generated investment ideas based on analysis of regional and global economic and political trends. Partnered with client relationship managers to market equity structured products to institutional, corporate and retail investors. Provided a range of client services including market updates and product trainings.
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Hong Kong
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Beijing, China - London, UK - Cambridge, UK - Cambridge, Massachusetts
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Public Policy at Google. Author on China, international relations, and technology.
Introduction
Andy Yee is a policy analyst for Google in Asia Pacific. This entails a full range of internet policy issues including innovation, copyright, privacy, security and free expression. He is a former researcher at the Political Section of the European Union Delegation to China in Beijing, and a former investment banker at UBS and Crédit Agricole.

He has written extensively on East Asia, international relations, and technology at Global Voices OnlineEast Asia ForumopenDemocracy and ChinaGeeks. His works have also appeared in media outlets including PBS MediaShift and the South China Morning Post, and in academic and policy journals including the Journal of Current Chinese Affairs, Internet Policy Review and Global Asia. To date, his writing has been mentioned by publications like the New York Times and the Guardian.
 
He holds Masters and Bachelor degrees in Information Engineering from the University of Cambridge, and a Masters degree in East Asian Studies from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. He is a Financial Risk Manager (FRM) certified by the Global Association of Risk Professionals. He speaks Mandarin Chinese, English, Japanese and Cantonese.

Personal Website: ahkyee.com
Education
  • School of Oriental and African Studies
    East Asian Studies, 2009 - 2010
  • University of Cambridge
    Information Engineering, 2001 - 2005
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