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The “Geeks” in our works

In China, “innovation” is a buzzword, one of the most frequently-used words in government policy documents. In the “13th Five-Year” National Science…


Peace and development with the Belt and Road Initiative

Former United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan once said, "There is no long-term security without development." In light of this, the Belt and Road Initiative represents an opportunity to build a…  


The safety of AI, the Future of Work and Universal Basic Income

It is undeniable that at the macroeconomic level, productivity and efficiency take centre stage where our scarce resources need to be better aligned and optimally utilized. Perhaps it is time for…  


Green Transportation and the Path Forward

Transportation is one of the leading contributors to global C02 emissions. We must look to all forms of solutions. New technologies can be transformative, some even disruptive, to current markets and…  


Universal Basic Income: A Viable Policy Option for Poverty Alleviation?

Technological breakthroughs and innovations have been changing the way we live since the invention of the steam engine. They have changed the way we live and disrupting business models while…  


Leave no persons behind, with or without disabilities

Last week I spoke at a symposium on the rights and entitlements of persons with disabilities in China, organized by UN agencies and the China Disabled Persons Federation (CPDF). The World Report on…  

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