And here they are.
Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. * * ...
China's leaders ought to recognize that the key to making a one-party political system function effectively in the information age is robust feedback from the public. Limiting open expression will weaken, not strengthen, the Communist Party's authority.
China's push for Internet sovereignty gained momentum abroad after Edward Snowden released information about U.S. National Security Agency surveillance programs. Capitalizing on the anti-U.S. sentiment in other authoritarian countries like Russia, Iran, and Saudi Arabia, China wooed developing countries with growing online populations to consider the benefits of control of the Internet.
The success of the Internet in China over the past 20 years shows that successful foreign companies in China respect China's market environment and abide by China's law and regulations. U.S. companies operating in China show that those who respect the Chinese law can seize the opportunity of China' s Internet innovation and create immense value, while those who chose opposition stand will be isolated by themselves and finally abandoned by the Chinese market.
We still have some time left in 2014, and while I work on a "list" for 2015, now it's time to take a deep breath, review last year's predictions and see how I did.
If the Great Recession wasn't enough to change the hearts and minds of the bankers, legislators, lobbyists and voters, I really don't know what would be. We bear collective responsibility for perpetuating a terribly broken system.
A comprehensive global climate agreement is the hardest thing the world has ever tried to do. In Lima in the early hours of 14 December the first building block was put in place to make such an agreement possible.
Nuclear is one of the most potent tools we have in our battle to clean the air and arrest or ameliorate climate change over time. But many nuclear plants are in danger of being closed.
Presidents Obama and Xi have finally shown that the two big polluters can sit down together and produce some kind of climate accord. Their young citizens have stepped up in Lima and shown the leaders how ambitious diplomacy can work.
SHANGHAI -- The "umbrella revolution" has come to an end. Post-occupied Hong Kong braces for an uncertain future. While pessimists predict nothing but doom and gloom, optimists, with good reason, believe that valuable lessons could be drawn from the "Occupy Central" fiasco and Hong Kong could come out stronger.
Are western sanctions over Russia's support of Eastern Ukraine separatists, the declining price of oil, and the sharp decline of the ruble causing significant enough pressure on the Russian economy to change Putin's stance on the Ukraine?
Six months after leaving Istanbul, we reached the eastern coast of China, thus officially crossing Asia with our bicycles. In addition to making friends with farmers, yak herders, and businessmen, we've talked to people we've met along the way about climate change.
It may take a decade or two, but if the U.S. implemented these solutions tomorrow, we would be on track to re-take the top spot in the world's fastest-growing economies. And we could do it while preserving the Earth for future generations and treating working people with the dignity they deserve.
Rather than simply be read as celebrations of individual freedom, these novels ought to be understood as critiques of a divided Korea.
His brutal, unpredictable dictatorship has disappeared, but in its place has emerged a blander, more prosaic and bureaucratic authoritarian system. Still, the Chinese people remain in chains, though their fetters now are gold and silver.