from Breakingviews:

Hong Kong harmony hits Beijing’s worst fears

October 1, 2014

By John Foley

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

from The Great Debate:

Are ‘Hong Kong people’ still Chinese? Depends on how you define ‘Chinese’

By Alan Chin
September 30, 2014

A protester sleeps under an umbrella as she blocks a street outside the government headquarters in Hong Kong

“Hong Kong people! Hong Kong people!” shouted tens of thousands of Occupy Central demonstrators on the streets of downtown Hong Kong as they braved police pepper spray and tear gas this weekend. So simple and self-evident, the slogan gets to the heart of the matter, because beyond the immediate causes of contention are the much larger existential issues of who gets to define just exactly what it means to be part of China, and to be Chinese.

from Breakingviews:

China house prices on brink of pessimism spiral

September 30, 2014

By John Foley

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

from Full Focus:

Hong Kong demands democracy

September 29, 2014

Thousands of pro-democracy protesters block Hong Kong streets and defy volleys of tear gas and police baton charges in one of the biggest political challenges for China since the Tiananmen Square crackdown 25 years ago.

from Breakingviews:

Hong Kong shreds hopes for orderly disorder

September 29, 2014

By Robyn Mak and John Foley

The authors are Reuters Breakingviews columnists. The opinions expressed are their own. 

from The Great Debate:

Why work with India’s new leader? It’s the economy, stupid

By Anja Manuel
September 29, 2014

India's Prime Minister Modi gestures while speaking at Madison Square Garden in New York

Great powers sneak up on you.  While Washington has been preoccupied with a burning Middle East, Russia behaving badly and, to a lesser extent, the rise of China, U.S. relations with India have slipped down the diplomatic priority list. In coming decades, however, enormous, unwieldy India will likely be the United States’ most important continental partner in Asia.

from Breakingviews:

World should steel for peak China demand

September 26, 2014

By John Foley

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

from Breakingviews:

Sinopec’s petrol station revamp is an uphill job

September 25, 2014

By Ethan Bilby

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

from Compass:

To build a coalition against Islamic State, U.S. should try a little humility

By Nader Mousavizadeh
September 25, 2014

U.S. President Barack Obama chairs the U.N. Security Council summit in New York

When President Barack Obama assumed the presidency of the United Nations Security Council Wednesday, he summoned the full weight of U.S. power to a cause with seeming universal appeal: defeating the barbarism of Islamic State -- or, as Obama calls the militant group, Islamic State in Syria and the Levant (ISIL).

from Breakingviews:

China rich list misses most valuable asset: status

September 23, 2014

By John Foley 

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.