Biography of the Author Tom McGregor

Tom McGregor

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  1. A Boeing 737-800 aircraft of Air China sits on the tarmac at an airport in Beijing

    Commentary: What’s behind China’s swift action to ground Boeing 737 MAX flights?

    The move comes as China seeks to develop its aviation industry, says Beijing-based commentator Tom McGregor.
  2. Soaring demand for durians in China is being blamed for a new wave of deforestation in Malaysia with

    Commentary: Durians, blockchain and politics - inside the choppy world of Chinese investors in Malaysia

    The Chinese business community in Malaysia has weathered the storm of politically charged public sentiment since the Pakatan Harapan swept into ...
  3. FILE PHOTO: SenseTime surveillance software identifying details about people and vehicles runs as a

    Commentary: Actually, China’s social credit system isn’t the first

    And we ought to expect even more countries to use behavioural economics to nudge good citizen behaviour, says China commentator Tom McGregor.
  4. FILE PHOTO: Traffic congestion is pictured in Shanghai, China April 19, 2017

    Commentary: Buying a car has lost its lustre in China

    Many automakers have seen sales plunge in China last year but bright sparks remain in the electric vehicle industry where the numbers are on an ...
  5. Wandering earth movie poster

    Commentary: How blockbluster The Wandering Earth captured China’s heart and smashed box office records

    China’s first big-budget sci-fi thriller has also sparked a frenzy of Chinese fans with its non-stop action and seductive narrative, says ...
  6. Mahathir Mohamad

    Commentary: The impasse over the East Coast Rail Link is hurting Malaysia’s credibility

    This domestically driven flip-flopping also dents other countries’ desire to cooperate with Malaysia, says Tom McGregor.
  7. FILE PHOTO: An attendee uses a new iPhone X during a presentation for the media in Beijing

    Commentary: Has Apple seen the last of its glory days in China?

    The Chinese market has had a taste of Apple’s luxury iPhones – and now its middle class is shifting towards home-grown brands especially Huawei, ...
  8. Canadian Robert Lloyd Schellenberg appears in court for a retrial of his drug smuggling case in Dal

    Commentary: Don’t expect a reprieve as China comes down hard on Canadian drug suspect

    The pressure to wind back Canadian Robert Lloyd Schellenberg’s death sentence will only increase but the Chinese government will likely uphold its ...
  9. Chinese ice boy

    Commentary: A year on, China’s 'Ice Boy' a media superstar, but a generation of left-behind children remain forgotten

    It is heartwarming to see Wang Fuman living a better life today but the story for others who suffer from the same plight isn’t as warm and fuzzy, ...
  10. Chinese President Xi Jinping speaks at an event marking the 40th anniversary of China's reform

    Commentary: The year China’s rise enters awkward adolescent phase

    The year ahead will test China’s ability to navigate geopolitical flux. China must face up to concerns about its rise, says Tom McGregor.