Martin Jacques speaks about current Sino-European relations as a keynote speaker at the opening conference of the Leiden Asia Centre. According to Jacques, the way Western media and politics are approaching China is deeply flawed – and it is causing Europe to miss the boat while China is marching forwards.
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Martin Jacques spoke at Harrow International School Beijing on 19th October 2016. You can watch the full lecture below, double click for full screen.
Martin Jacques’ son, Ravi Veriah Jacques, enrolled at Stanford in September. He spoke on 20th January 2017 at the Rally the Resistance event at Stanford University on the day of Trump’s inauguration. The full speech can be viewed in the video below (double click for full screen)!
Martin Jacques was interviewed on the Today programme (17/01/17) by John Humphries about Xi Jingping’s address to the World Economic Forum at Davos.
Listen to the interview below:
A Daily Express article regarding Martin Jacques’ Radio 4 appearance can be found here.
Martin Jacques was interviewed on a very popular morning radio show whilst visiting Malaysia. The interview coincided with Prime Minister Razak’s visit to Beijing and discussed relations between the two countries, as well as the Philippine’s President Duterte’s shift in attitude towards China.
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Read more about Martin Jacques visit to Kuala Lumpur and his lecture at the Institute of Diplomacy and Foreign Relations (IDFR) here.
Following its publication in The Observer, this article has stimulated a great deal of interest and debate in the UK and the US. It has received over 500,000 unique visitor views and trended on Twitter.
In the late 1970s Martin Jacques was one of the first to herald the emerging dominance of neoliberalism in the west. Here he argues that this doctrine is now faltering. But what happens next?
The western financial crisis of 2007-8 was the worst since 1931, yet its immediate repercussions were surprisingly modest. The crisis challenged the foundation stones of the long-dominant neoliberal ideology but it seemed to emerge largely unscathed. The banks were bailed out; hardly any bankers on either side of the Atlantic were prosecuted for their crimes; and the price of their behaviour was duly paid by the taxpayer. Subsequent economic policy, especially in the Anglo-Saxon world, has relied overwhelmingly on monetary policy, especially quantitative easing. It has failed. The western economy has stagnated and is now approaching its lost decade, with no end in sight.
After almost nine years, we are finally beginning to reap the political whirlwind of the financial crisis. But how did neoliberalism manage to survive virtually unscathed for so long? Although it failed the test of the real world, bequeathing the worst economic disaster for seven decades, politically and intellectually it remained the only show in town. Parties of the right, centre and left had all bought into its philosophy, New Labour a classic in point. They knew no other way of thinking or doing: it had become the common sense. It was, as Antonio Gramsci put it, hegemonic. But that hegemony cannot and will not survive the test of the real world.
Extracts from this article have subsequently been translated and published in Reference News, the largest circulating newspaper in China. To view the Chinese version, click here.
To see Roger Cohen’s comments on the article in his column for the International New York Times, click here.
Martin Jacques’ latest article considers the historic significance of the forthcoming summit. An English version has been published in the Global Times and a Chinese version in the People’s Daily. Both are available below.
The forthcoming G20 summit comes at an appropriate moment in the evolution of China’s own relationship with the global economy and its governance.
China’s formal entry into the global economy was marked by its admission to the WTO in 2001. For more than a decade after that, with economic growth averaging around 10%, trade expanding to the point where China became the world’s biggest trading nation, and overseas investment growing very rapidly albeit from a very low base, China chose to take a back seat while learning the ropes of its newly acquired status. During this period, China preferred to play a relatively passive role. As a result, it was frequently criticised by the United States for being a free rider: enjoying the benefits of globalisation without contributing to the global public goods that were needed.
This short profile was broadcast on CCTV News and other CCTV channels in May 2016.
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Watch Martin Jacques in conversation with Shashi Tharoor, exploring what will define the progress of China and India over the coming years. As part of the Credit Suisse Global Megatrends Conference in Singapore. Moderated by Martin Soong (CNBC Asia).
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For a report on the discussion please see this article by Jo-ann Huang in The Straits Times.
The release of a brand new expanded and updated Chinese edition of When China Rules the World has attracted a great deal of media attention in China. Below is a video interview with CCTV, followed by a series of links to other reports and interviews.
Click here to view the full length CCTV interview.
A full summary of all media coverage received (all in Chinese) can be found here.
Martin Jacques is chairman of the Harinder Veriah Trust, a charity providing vital support to underprivileged girls in Malaysia, helping them to get the best from their schooling and achieve an education that will transform their lives.
To learn more about the trust watch the video below and visit their website.
This hugely successful TED talk in London has now had over 2 million views. Martin Jacques asks: How do we in the West make sense of China and its phenomenal rise?
27/10/14 — Furama RiverFront Hotel, Singapore
Business China, in conjunction with Singapore Press Holdings, organised a wonderful event on 27th November in Singapore in their Eminent Speakers Series. Over a thousand people packed into the Grand Ballroom of Singapore’s Furama RiverFront Hotel to hear Martin Jacques talk on Why China Will Be a Very Different Kind of Great Power — and now for the first time, a complete video of the event is available to view.
The talk was followed by a question and answer session during which the moderator, Professor Tan Khee Giap, asked the audience whether or not they broadly agreed with Jacques’s argument. Did they vote for or against? See the short video below.
Click here for the extensive media coverage of the event (in Chinese)
On 18th September 2012, Martin Jacques gave a talk at the University of Melbourne as part of a public lecture series organised by Asialink, questioning ‘Australia’s Role in the World’. This highly popular YouTube video of his lecture has over 200,000 views.
Martin Jacques presents a highly successful series of programmes on how best to understand the unique characteristics and apparent mysteries of contemporary China, its development and its possible future. In this new series, he sets out the building blocks for making sense of China today.
Talk for the SKOLKOVO Business School
11.45am – 1.30pm
Conference: ‘One Belt, One Road’ and the New Model of Globalization
Griffith-Tsinghua Conference: “Chinese Scholars Debate International Relations”, sponsored by the MacArthur Foundation
Lecture: ‘A frozen Europe and a fast changing China: the dilemma of the Sino-European relationship’
Leiden Asian Centre, University of Leiden
Lecture: ‘China, Trump, and the Future of the Global Order’
4.15 – 5.45pm
The East Asia Library, Center for East Asian Studies, 518 Memorial Way
The event website can be found here.
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