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Tim Collard
Tim Collard spent 20 years in the UK Diplomatic Service, half that time in China, serving as a trade and investment adviser and a political analyst; he also served as British Consul-General in Hamburg. He has now retired from diplomacy and works as a freelance writer on a variety of political and economic topics.
February 1, 2015
Latin America – China's answer to the U.S. 'Asian Pivot?'
China does not wish to involve itself in intrigues in Latin America; it has major economic interests there, largely connected to raw materials.
January 29, 2015
Davos 2015: Is China talking to the void?
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang came to Davos expecting to find world leaders to collaborate with China to stabilize world economic structure. Instead, he found big corporations running the show.
January 12, 2015
Islamic terrorism strikes Europe
A well-organized group of terrorists broke into the offices of a Paris newspaper on Jan. 7. Extremism is now becoming a worldwide problem.
December 3, 2014
Can we build on the US-China climate change agreement?
November's U.S.-China climate change agreement is a step in the right direction, but it will ultimately be worthless if other major industrialized and industrializing countries are not brought on board.
November 30, 2014
President Xi and Premier Abe: a momentous meeting
Though deep fault lines remain in the China-Japan relationship, the APEC meeting between Xi and Abe was a solid start to easing tensions.
November 28, 2014
APEC and after: a month of intensive diplomacy for China
The APEC summit was just the beginning of a whirlwind tour of Chinese Asia Pacific diplomacy. China is not seeking hegemony, but showing leadership.
November 8, 2014
A crucial juncture: Prospects for the Beijing APEC summit
China plans to establish leadership in the development of the regional cooperation structure out of an interest in adopting a level of responsibility that befits its growing economic power.
October 23, 2014
Premier Li's visit to Europe: The nitty-gritty of int'l cooperation
The Chinese Premier's showed on his European tour that economic cooperation is more important than changes in world politics.
October 12, 2014
HK situation can be peacefully resolved
A peaceful winding-down of the conflict in Hong Kong will require sincere efforts to reduce suspicion on both sides, but there is plenty of time to establish open dialogue.
October 8, 2014
SCO: Will expansion mean a change of role?
Though the expansion of SCO membership will present challenges, it will ultimately spread the benefits to a wider area.
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