XIAOCHEN SU is an Africa analyst. He holds an MSc in International Political Economy from the London School of Economics.

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The objectification of women in the East Asian airline industry is reflective of sexist norms in the region - which are all too well received by the West

Xiaochen Su November 22, 2017
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The UN has long been derided as little more than a talking shop. But that is not down to the UN itself, but rather, the powerful nations that seek to use it as a tool, argues Xiaochen Su.

Xiaochen Su June 30, 2017
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Why, in some of the poorest regions of the world, do imported goods cost so much? Xiaochen Su looks at the combination of factors that raise prices for the simplest of goods sky-high.

Xiaochen Su June 28, 2017
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Trump's shock victory in November was not just politics, argues Xiaochen Su. Rather, it was a symptom of a growing rift in American society coupled with a disconnect when it comes to defining "American values."

Xiaochen Su June 20, 2017
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Mobile money transfer services could be a game-changer for the rural East African economy, but governments and telcos are not doing enough to encourage their use.

Xiaochen Su June 12, 2017