Ben Hales

Ben Hales is currently an undergraduate finalist reading Ancient and Modern History (AMH) at the University of Oxford, and an incoming MPhil Modern Chinese Studies postgraduate.

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So much for the 'happy family of nationalities'? China's minority problem

Illustration: Naomi Worth On 13th June, as the United Kingdom began to slowly awaken from the coronavirus lockdown, the BBC hosted an interview with the 14th…

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The "Pearl of the East" and an empire abandoned: why Hong Kong's past means so much to Britain's present

Illustration: Rachael Banks On 30th June 1997, the Black Watch completed their last posting at the final jewel in Britain’s once-glittering imperial crown. As they…

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