Politics and Economics are like an old warring couple: they are completely dependent on each other, but neither will admit it. Politics, as Ronald Reagan once said, is the second oldest profession in the world and touches everything we do. Economics, given the recent slow down, is possibly even more central to our daily consciousness – for example, do British readers of this blog listen more to Robert Peston or Nick Robinson, the BBC’s main men for business and politics respectively. But together these two disciplines rule the world.
I have been fascinated by them both since an early age. As I grew up my passion spread from the narrow confines of Westminster and the UK to a more global view, and I have travelled widely to understand the world as best I can. We have now ended up living in the political and economic story of the 21st century: China.
Living in the heady Special Administrative Region of Hong Kong, I will comment on how China’s rise is influencing the world, particularly the UK and Europe, but not ignoring North America of course. It is highly probable that China will soon be a dominant presence in everything we do, and this blog will be a window onto this new way of the world. I will seek out the stories that will most affect us in the West, and try to make the Chinese sphere and its politics and economics a bit more understandable.
If you have anything you want me to look at then please leave a comment and I will gladly take a look. In the meantime, happy reading and I hope you enjoy my ramblings.