In 2016, widespread public dissatisfaction over immigration and globalization policies fuelled the rise of populism and right-wing nationalism across the West.
Have political circumstances changed for the better since that time? Former Greece Prime Minister George Papandreou was at the helm of the Greek government at the height of the Eurozone crisis. In this edition of Global Thinkers, he addresses the rise of the right in Europe, and evaluates the knock-on effect of this trend on Asia.
Professor Zhiwu Chen is Director of the Asia Global Institute (AGI), Chair Professor of Finance and Victor and William Fung Professor in Economics at the University of Hong Kong (HKU).View Profile
Dr Victor K Fung is advisory board co-chair of Asia Global Institute. He's also group chairman of the Fung Group, a Hong Kong-based multinational with major subsidiaries in trading, logistics, distribution and retailing.View Profile