Séverine Arsène

Séverine Arsène is the managing editor of "AsiaGlobal Online" at the Asia Global Institute, The University of Hong Kong, and a former chief editor of "China Perspectives." A political scientist and sinologist, Séverine has published extensively on Chinese cyber policy, notably as an associate researcher at the Centre for Research on Contemporary China (CEFC) in Hong Kong. She holds a PhD in political science from Sciences Po Paris.

Articles by Séverine Arsène


Addressing Inequality from Global and Asian Perspectives

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

On February 1, 2018, AsiaGlobal Online invited Dr Lucas Chancel and Dr Li Yang from the Paris School of Economics to present and discuss trends in global income inequality, on the basis of the "World Inequality Report 2018." The report was co-written with Thomas Piketty and draws on the work of more than 100 researchers around the world, with Chancel as a lead coordinator. Below are videos of the presentations and brief summaries of the key takeaways.


Trust in Ratings: China's Social Credit System

Thursday, May 17, 2018

China has launched its "social credit system," hoping to increase social trust. But when value is calculated by opaque algorithms using vast amounts of personal data, what will happen to China, and indeed, what might it mean for the world?