At the height of the Cultural Revolution, Project 523 -- a covert operation launched by the Chinese government and headed by a young Chinese medical researcher by the name of Tu Youyou -- discovered what has been the most powerful and effective anti-malarial drug therapy to date.
The geopolitical implications of these changes are exciting and worrisome. America will reinvent itself just as does every 30-40 years; it is, after all, leading the technology boom.
This morning, the White House announced the clinching of a TPP trade deal. Unfortunately, the agreement negotiated by President Obama is completely inadequate to serve the interests of America's manufacturers, industrial workers, farmers, and other segments of the U.S. economy.
Nick Lardy, China specialist at Washington's Peterson Institute for International Economics, says the rebalancing underway in the world's second largest economy is a good thing.
Thembinkosi Gcoyi, a former diplomat who spent four years as an economic counselor at the South African embassy in Beijing, joins Eric & Cobus -- in the podcast above -- to discuss his outlook for African-Chinese economic relations.
Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. When Peruvian Amazon forests disappear, so does this insect, and webs of amazing be...
While the U.S. and Japan have no aggressive designs on China, Beijing understandably looks uneasily at the alliance of its old enemy with the globe's dominant power. Thus, China is developing a military capable of confronting American as well as Japanese military action, no easy task.
U.S. foreign policy should reflect global realities. When they change, so should Washington's approach to the world. The radical transformation of Northeast Asia over the last six decades requires a similarly radical transformation of U.S. policy.
The opening of new markets, which will come in part by reaching agreement on a high-standard Bilateral Investment Treaty, and support for China's economic reform efforts were also discussed as means of supporting global economic growth.
Cross-national comparison of educational performance has become an important building block for national educational policies (Martens, Rusconi, & Leuze, 2007; Meyer & Benevot, 2013).
Any signs of China's slowdown bleeding all the way into the US economy will be seen as a disaster that could be the tipping point for the whole Global economy - OR - it could be the trigger for the next MASSIVE round of Global stimulus.
Chinese president Xi Jinping announced that his country, the world's biggest carbon polluter, will launch a national cap-and-trade scheme in 2017. The move would make China the world's biggest carbon market and could strengthen global efforts to put a price on carbon.
This framing still seems to pop up from policymakers and companies that want to deny the need for climate action. So will the international climate agreement this December finally secure emission reduction commitments from all major emitters? The short answer is a definitive "yes."
The extent of the surveillance operations of the Soviet KGB is legendary, but the Soviet Union was not the only country to maintain an intelligence service.
The period 2015/2016 is unique and remarkable for the development prospects of China. First, last week China took part in the UN global summit regarding the adoption of 17 sustainable development goals for the next 15 years.
Currency manipulation has become our trade competitors' favorite maneuver for skirting massive trade deals as soon as they sign them, and it's about to happen again. The result of currency manipulation, as it occurs after trade agreements, is that it's nearly impossible for the U.S. to get a fair shake in these deals.