Posts Tagged ‘Asia Times’

Biden begins: Make America Great Again for all

January 19, 2021

Joe Biden’s inaugural address should appeal for unity, speaking to the decency that remains at America’s core even after four years of purposeful polarization and disinformation. Biden using four words from his predecessor may get more people to listen.

Former US diplomat Muhammad Cohen a contributor to Forbes and Inside Asian Gaming columnist/correspondent for Asia Times, and author of Hong Kong On Air, a novel set in his adopted hometown during the 1997 handover about television news, love, betrayal, high finance, and cheap lingerie. See his bio, online archive and more at www.muhammadcohen.com; follow him on Facebook and Twitter @MuhammadCohen.

Democrats must stand for something real

December 2, 2020

As Joe Biden prepares for the presidency in a divided country, Democrats must decide what they stand for, instead of letting Republicans define them. And anyone who ever worked on a Hillary Clinton campaign must be banned from politics and media, except Japanese game shows that humiliate contestants.

Totally globalized native New Yorker and former broadcast news producer Muhammad Cohen is editor at large for Inside Asian Gaming, a contributor to Forbes, columnist/correspondent for Asia Times, and author of Hong Kong On Air, a novel set in his adopted hometown during the 1997 handover about television news, love, betrayal, high finance, and cheap lingerie. See his bio, online archive and more at www.muhammadcohen.com; follow him on Facebook and Twitter @MuhammadCohen.

Hong Kong handover marks broken promises

June 29, 2020

This week’s anniversary of Hong Kong’s handover to China marks Beijing’s broken promises less than halfway through the city’s mandated 50 years with a high degree of autonomy. It’s also a time to examine why the Western defense of Hong Kong’s liberty has been so muddled. And it’s a fitting moment to remember that during handover time Hong Kong was the center of the universe, a place with far more hope and far less despair about its future..

Totally globalized native New Yorker and former broadcast news producer Muhammad Cohen is editor at large for Inside Asian Gaming, contributor to Forbes, columnist/correspondent for Asia Times, and author of Hong Kong On Air, a novel set in his adopted hometown during the 1997 handover about television news, love, betrayal, high finance, and cheap lingerie. See his bio, online archive and more at www.muhammadcohen.com; follow him on Facebook and Twitter @MuhammadCohen.

Punish Beijing for Hong Kong’s lost freedom

June 12, 2020

The Trump administration and its GOP allies aim to sanction Hong Kong because Beijing is usurping its autonomy. That’s penalizing the victim.

Totally globalized native New Yorker and former broadcast news producer Muhammad Cohen is a editor at large for Inside Asian Gaming, contributor to Forbes, columnist/correspondent for Asia Times, and author of Hong Kong On Air, a novel set in his adopted hometown during the 1997 handover about television news, love, betrayal, high finance, and cheap lingerie. See his bio, online archive and more at www.muhammadcohen.com; follow him on Facebook and Twitter @MuhammadCohen.

GOP sins will tar flawed Democrats

February 5, 2020

As Iowa caucus results emerge, voters must realize Republicans will expertly project GOP wrongdoing and unpopular policies onto their opponents. In the Democratic presidential field, Bernie Sanders, Joe Biden, Elizabeth Warren and Pete Buttigieg seem especially vulnerable to this GOP jujitsu.

Totally globalized native New Yorker and former broadcast news producer Muhammad Cohen is a editor at large for Inside Asian Gaming, contributor to Forbes, columnist/correpsondent for Asia Times, and author of Hong Kong On Air, a novel set in his adopted hometown during the 1997 handover about television news, love, betrayal, high finance, and cheap lingerie. See his bio, online archive and more at www.muhammadcohen.com; follow him on Facebook and Twitter @MuhammadCohen.

Hong Kong mainstreams protests, votes for rights

November 25, 2019

Sunday’s election results that give pro-democracy representatives control of 17 of 18 District Councils show that Maggie Wong Shing-wah has plenty of company and gives a glimmer of hope for resolution of the conflict that seemingly ripped this great city’s social fabric to shreds.

Totally globalized native New Yorker and former broadcast news producer Muhammad Cohen is a editor at large for Inside Asian Gaming, contributor to Forbes, columnist/correpsondent for Asia Times, and author of Hong Kong On Air, a novel set in his adopted hometown during the 1997 handover about television news, love, betrayal, high finance, and cheap lingerie. See his bio, online archive and more at www.muhammadcohen.com; follow him on Facebook and Twitter @MuhammadCohen.

Fear and loathing in Bali with Trainspotting author Irvine Welsh

November 24, 2019

At the Ubud Writers Festival in Bali, Scottish writer Irvine Welsh riffs on writing, aging, privacy, politics and pharmaceuticals.

Totally globalized native New Yorker and former broadcast news producer Muhammad Cohen is a editor at large for Inside Asian Gaming, contributor to Forbes, columnist/correpsondent for Asia Times, and author of Hong Kong On Air, a novel set in his adopted hometown during the 1997 handover about television news, love, betrayal, high finance, and cheap lingerie. See his bio, online archive and more at www.muhammadcohen.com; follow him on Facebook and Twitter @MuhammadCohen.

Cambodia online casino ban snuffs Sihanoukville surge

November 16, 2019

Beach resort Sihanoukville’s construction boom is going bust because, at Beijing’s urging, Cambodia has banned online casinos that mainly target mainland Chinese players. The Philippines’ cross border gaming business may extend its regional leadership thanks to the Cambodia shutdown.

Totally globalized native New Yorker and former broadcast news producer Muhammad Cohen is a blogger for Forbes, editor at large for Inside Asian Gaming and author of Hong Kong On Air, a novel set in his adopted hometown during the 1997 handover about television news, love, betrayal, high finance, and cheap lingerie. See his bio, online archive and more at www.muhammadcohen.com; follow him on Facebook and Twitter @MuhammadCohen.

Philippines defies China on cross border gambling

November 14, 2019

Beijing has declared war on online gambling operators targeting Chinese citizens. But Asia’s leading cross border gaming center Manila won’t surrender its lucrative position easily. For the Philippines, online gaming boosts government revenue and stimulates office space demand.

Totally globalized native New Yorker and former broadcast news producer Muhammad Cohen is a contributor to Forbes, editor at large for Inside Asian Gaming and author of Hong Kong On Air, a novel set in his adopted hometown during the 1997 handover about television news, love, betrayal, high finance, and cheap lingerie. See his bio, online archive and more at www.muhammadcohen.com; follow him on Facebook and Twitter @MuhammadCohen.

Fatima Bhutto can’t avoid politics

December 24, 2018

When she came to the Ubud Writers Festival, Pakistani writer Fatima Bhutto said she wouldn’t discuss politics or her family’s tragic political dynasty, just her new novel, The Runaways. But the novel, like Bhutto, is unavoidably steeped in politics.

Totally globalized native New Yorker and former broadcast news producer Muhammad Cohen is a blogger for Forbes, editor at large for Inside Asian Gaming and author of Hong Kong On Air, a novel set in his adopted hometown during the 1997 handover about television news, love, betrayal, high finance, and cheap lingerie. See his bio, online archive and more at www.muhammadcohen.com; follow him on Facebook and Twitter @MuhammadCohen.


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