China Daily | Two sessions will set course that will also help the world

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of China, the start of the country’s 14th Five-Year Plan (2021-25) and its efforts to realize the

World Views | How farmers could fight climate change (and make a profit)

  Agriculture has never been a principal focus of efforts to reduce greenhouse gases. But farm emissions — which make up about 10% of the U.S. total — are coming under

World Views | The whole web pays for Google and Facebook to be free

Google and Facebook make a lot of noise about how their main services are free to use. And it’s true, they are. But what they don’t highlight is their role in making

World Views | Carbon emissions made a rapid recovery from Covid

The chief benefit of the International Energy Agency’s new monthly data on global carbon emissions, published yesterday, is getting to see just how awful our predicament is on a much

World Views | Trump’s not-quite-triumphant return

The former president made a semi-Trumphant return on Sunday. Donald Trump’s rapturous reception at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Orlando, Florida, made clear that the conservative movement, as well as the

World Views | Tailored ads are killing the informed consumer

In many ways, the tailored advertising that supports much of the internet works pretty well. It helps people with money figure out where to spend it with minimal effort and

World Views | Stop worrying about extremely unlikely Covid risks

The USDA has now announced that there’s “no credible evidence” that people can get Covid-19 from touching packages in the grocery store. At first blush, this sounds like a breakthrough

Our Desk | Anxiety among Gen Z

The distressing suicides of several young people this year have come to the attention of the education and social welfare bureaus, implying the urgent need to not just raise awareness

World Views | China and Russia are beating the West at vaccine diplomacy

It was encouraging to see G7 leaders including France’s Emmanuel Macron, Germany’s Angela Merkel and the U.K.’s Boris Johnson all on the same page when it came to Covid-19 vaccines

Our Desk | Predictions for the Ox-picious new year

This new year will be running under the auspiciousness of the Metal Ox. This means that it will be certainly a lucky one (as they all are). In terms of relationships,

World Views | Bitcoin stocks are possibly the dumbest Bitcoin play

If you believe in Bitcoin, you buy Bitcoin. And if you’re wary, you stay away. That’s about the simplest way of calculating your investment options when it comes to the

World Views | The real battle for the City of London

Britain’s departure from the European Union has left a visible mark on the City of London. Almost overnight at the start of January, the world’s preeminent financial center lost about half

World Views | China’s bad loan season descends again and this time it may be really bad

It happens again and again. Every time Chinese banks start sweeping their books of bad loans, investors are convinced it will be the tail-end of a chronic problem. Somehow, they tell themselves, lenders are

World Views | Fox News follows the money away from Trump

Fox News, calling itself a “center-right” network, is distancing from Donald Trump and effectively reminding investors that its political coverage and on-air roster are more profit strategy than ethos and will be adapted

China Daily | Differences and divergences no reason for Sino-US conflict

  Be it calling China the “most critical challenge” or “most serious competitor”, the terms US President Joe Biden has adopted, although they may sound similar, are subtly different to those

Our Desk | What’s going on with these people?

On the same day I wrote this article, something happened during my bus trip, which expanded my horizons. I was on my way to the office when the incident happened. When

World Views | Marjorie Taylor Greene is Trump’s true heir

It’s clear that Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene doesn’t care too much what her congressional colleagues think of her: The day after she was stripped of her committee assignments in response to her

World Views | Europe must stand with Navalny

For a second consecutive week, tens of thousands of Russians have taken to the streets to protest the imprisonment of opposition leader Alexey Navalny. Judging from the government’s heavy-handed response,

Our Desk | The fallout from ill-planned infrastructure

Several weeks ago, I took my first ride on the Macau Light Rail Transit (LRT), heading from The Londoner Macao to Old Taipa Village for lunch. I opted for the LRT

World Views | It’s time to move on from the Reddit trade

It’s been an exciting distraction while everyone is working from home but the actual ability of the Reddit mob to move markets, become a systemic risk or justify the absurd

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