Richard Cullen is Visiting Professor in the Faculty of Law at the University of Hong Kong and an Adjunct Professor in the School of Law at the University of Western Australia. He has spent around 25 years based in Hong Kong. He was Professor at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia until 2006.
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By Richard Cullen - 19 Nov 2019
The Australian Prime Minister, Scott Morrison, met with President Trump in Washington in September, 2019. At that meeting, Mr Trump initially signalled the possibility of a military strike against Iran, as the pair discussed the special relationship between the two nations.
By Richard Cullen - 28 May 2019
The American perception of China has gone through an intriguing transition over the last century. Once, compassion was dominant. Today, increasing hostility is prominent with rumbles of a serious trade war in the air.
Largely unhindered filibustering results in notably more harm than good being visited on any serious legislative process. Full freedoms to filibuster will lead to regular abuses of process at the expense of making timely progress on significant, legislative proposals.
The history of the creation and use of the Chinese National Anthem is remarkable. Those who choose to direct scorn at the National Anthem when it is played at certain events in Hong Kong likely have a limited understanding, at best, of its intriguing history.
Reporting by the UK media on Hong Kong’s political developments has been shaped by a “good guys–bad guys” meta-narrative. This phenomenon stems from frustration with the pace of political reform; the exceptional rise of China; deep-seated reform impulses arising from within Western liberalism; and the special history of British Hong Kong.