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Weekend Roundup: When Better Angels Lose Their Wings

Nathan Gardels | Posted 09.23.2016 | World
Nathan Gardels

As German Chancellor Angela Merkel is discovering through repeated blows at the polls, when the wages of war outstrip the means of empathy, people retreat to their own suffering and better angels lose their wings. Bad faith results from good intentions if the capacity to fulfill moral claims is lacking. (continued)

Weekend Roundup: Where There Is Connectivity, There Is Surveillance

Nathan Gardels | Posted 09.16.2016 | World
Nathan Gardels

The great paradox of the internet age is that ever-greater connectivity also means ever-greater capacity for surveillance -- both by governments and the private sector digital companies. In an exclusive interview with director Oliver Stone about his new movie, "Snowden," we discuss the intrusion of intelligence agencies into personal data floating around in cyberspace, as well as what Stone considers the totalitarian creep of "surveillance capitalism" by the likes of Facebook and Google, which monitor and market your online profile. (continued)

Inside China's Role In Corruption In Kenya

The China Africa Project | Farah_Mohamed | Posted 09.14.2016 | World

Eric Olander and Cobus van Staden are the duo behind the China Africa Project and hosts of the popular China in Africa Podcast. We’re here to answer...

Weekend Roundup: China's Slump Tests Brazil's Democracy

Nathan Gardels | Posted 09.09.2016 | World
Nathan Gardels

What global interdependence giveth it can also take away. As long as China's economy grew rapidly, as it did over recent decades, the demand for Brazil's iron ore, oil and soybeans generated enough rising prosperity to disguise the cracks in the democratic system of Latin America's largest country. China's slump has now exposed the malignant corruption and mismanagement that festered in the shadows of the "Brazilian miracle." (continued)

Why India Is Wary of China's Silk Road Initiative

Peter Cai | Posted 09.07.2016 | World
Peter Cai

The current strategic mistrust between Delhi and Beijing will make it very difficult for Indian policymakers to accept the "One Belt, One Road" initiative in its present form.

We Need Forceful Policies To Avoid The Low-Growth Trap

Christine Lagarde | Posted 09.02.2016 | World
Christine Lagarde

2016 will be the fifth consecutive year with global GDP growth below its long-term average of 3.7 percent (1990-2007), and 2017 may well be the sixth.

As Instability Rises, Some African Nations Must Choose Between China And The West

The China Africa Project | Farah_Mohamed | Posted 09.01.2016 | World

Eric Olander and Cobus van Staden are the duo behind the China Africa Project and hosts of the popular China in Africa Podcast. We’re here to answer...

Why Are China and India Growing So Fast? State Investment

John Ross | Posted 08.29.2016 | World
 John Ross

BEIJING -- Both countries demonstrate a common pattern of development different from that of the slowly growing West.

Chinese-Built Infrastructure In Africa May Not Be As Bad As Some Think

The China Africa Project | Farah_Mohamed | Posted 08.16.2016 | World

China is building more infrastructure in Africa than any other country. Chinese banks are financing billions of dollars in new loans, aid packages and...

Ghana Resident: Why Don’t Chinese Companies Hire African Workers?

The China Africa Project | Farah_Mohamed | Posted 08.12.2016 | World

Eric Olander and Cobus van Staden are the duo behind the China Africa Project and hosts of the popular China in Africa Podcast. We’re here to answer...

For These African Migrants, Life In China Isn't What They Were Promised

The China Africa Project | Farah_Mohamed | Posted 08.10.2016 | World

They did not know very much about China but they had heard it was the world’s second-largest economy and Africa’s leading trading partner, so they...

The Clinton Growth Presidency

Harlan Green | Posted 08.09.2016 | Business
Harlan Green

It's remarkable. Donald Trump chose Detroit to make his economic speech, where he accused the Clintons of causing Detroit's employment problems with ...

Tales Of Emerging Markets

Otaviano Canuto | Posted 08.06.2016 | World
Otaviano Canuto

A propensity to undergo periodic episodes of instability and volatility in global financial markets will persist. Get ready for a continuous dispute between the two financial tales about EM, as well as to increasing efforts of differentiation among their assets.

The China-Africa Honeymoon Is Over

The China Africa Project | Farah_Mohamed | Posted 08.03.2016 | World

It wasn’t that long ago when it was all smiles between the Chinese and Africans. Remember when the headlines were all about “win-win” developmen...

China Is Hardly Doomed

Jonathan Adelman | Posted 07.18.2016 | World
Jonathan Adelman

The future will surely not be a straight up drive to power, economic and political greatness. But, the direction is clear. In the next 20 years China will emerge on the world stage as an economic superpower and a great military and political power.

Hundreds, If Not Thousands, Of African Migrants Are Leaving China To Return Home

The China Africa Project | Farah_Mohamed | Posted 07.14.2016 | World

It was not that long ago that entire neighborhoods in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou were overflowing with African migrants. Although there ar...

#FredinChina: Chinese man beats a machine in face recognition contest

Fred Raillard | Posted 07.12.2016 | Technology
Fred Raillard

I'm Fred Raillard, Creative CEO, Co-founder and Creative Chief Officer of FRED & FARID, a social, content, tech solutions for brands company based in ...

China Should Look To Venezuela If It Wants To Avoid Financial Chaos In Africa

The China Africa Project | Farah_Mohamed | Posted 07.07.2016 | World

The financial implosion in Venezuela is prompting growing concern in Beijing that China may have been too ambitious in its drive to loan billions of d...

#FredinChina: Brexit in the eyes of China's social media

Fred Raillard | Posted 07.05.2016 | Technology
Fred Raillard

I'm Fred Raillard, Creative CEO, Co-founder and Creative Chief Officer of FRED & FARID, a social, content, tech solutions for brands company based in ...

#FredinChina: Warcraft is a huge success in China, acclaimed by the whole Post-80's generation

Fred Raillard | Posted 06.24.2016 | Technology
Fred Raillard

I'm Fred Raillard, CEO, Co-founder and Creative Chief Officer of FRED & FARID, a social, content, tech solutions for brands company based in Paris, Sh...

#FredinChina: Digital life, new theme of Chinese exam subjects

Fred Raillard | Posted 06.14.2016 | Technology
Fred Raillard

I'm Fred Raillard, CEO, Co-founder and Creative Chief Officer of FRED & FARID, a social, content, tech solutions for brands company based in Paris, Sh...

A (Non-Intellectual-Property-Infringing) Disney Theme Park Comes to China

Sam Johnson | Posted 06.10.2016 | Travel
Sam Johnson

Shanghai Disneyland will officially open on June 16, a move eagerly awaited by many Chinese and expats alike. (With some notable exceptions.) An expat myself, I too am excited to visit.

#FredinChina: Contrasting opinions about the racist ad in China

Fred Raillard | Posted 06.08.2016 | Technology
Fred Raillard

I'm Fred Raillard, CEO, Co-founder and Creative Chief Officer of FRED & FARID, a social, content, tech solutions for brands company based in Paris, Sh...

A Journey To The Future Via The Past - China's New Silk Road Is High-Speed

April Rudin | Posted 06.02.2016 | World
April Rudin

Everyone knows that I love to travel. Life on the road is exhilarating and educational. After too much time in airports, hotels and taxis, however, it...

#FredinChina: A producer uses live stream to boost Chinese Pride over US movies

Fred Raillard | Posted 05.24.2016 | Technology
Fred Raillard

I'm Fred Raillard, CEO, Co-founder and Creative Chief Officer of FRED & FARID, a social, content, tech solutions for brands company based in Paris, Sh...