Joseph Wong is the Ralph and Roz Halbert Professor of Innovation at the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto. He is also a Professor in the department of Political Science, where he holds a Canada Research Chair. From 2005 to 2014, Wong was the Director of the University of Toronto's Asian Institute. Wong thinks and writes about a range of global challenges: poverty and development; innovation policy; democracy and democratization; and global health. He is a keen advocate of global learning experiences for students, believing that young people should see with their own eyes rather than just read about their world.

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"When will China collapse?" is the wrong question

Recently Professor David Shambaugh published an important – and as it turns out quite controversial – piece in the Wall Street Journal. The essay, entitled ”œThe Coming Chinese Crackup,” contends the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) …

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Is China an imperialist power?

I just spent two weeks in China, as I do every May. I use that time every year to check-in with colleagues and friends, to get a sense of what is on peoples' minds in …

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Tackling global poverty

Whither the bottom billion? Consider the following facts about the world's poorest of the poor: In 1988, those living on less than $1.25 per day, a global standard poverty line, numbered over 1.6 billion people. Ninety-three …

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