Ahead of the historic climate meeting beginning later this month in Paris, all eyes are on how China -- the world's largest carbon polluter -- will navigate global negotiations to cap carbon and help curb catastrophic global warming.
One million people are marching in 500 cities tonight. If that is a surprise to you, you must be being held hostage by the American Mainstream Media who, for the 3rd consecutive year, seem very determined to pretend what is now a major, Global Anti-Capitalism protest gets no airtime at all.
The emptiness of past promises stands as a stark warning of the likely emptiness of the promises now to come. We know the trade deal that America needs. If the TPP is not do that, it does not deserve our support: and if it does not deserve our support, that support should not be given.
TOKYO -- As Shinzo Abe sat down this week in Seoul with South Korean President Park Geun-hye and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, he did so as the leader of a country that many people around the world now seriously underestimate. That dynamic certainly was felt during the three Northeast Asian powers' first summit since 2012.
China has officially lifted its one-child policy as part of their 13th Five Year Plan. The issue is whether the colossal demographic consequences on economic growth can find solutions.
There are 30 million people who can afford a new iPhone without batting an eye - there's less people going to movies or going on vacations spending discretionary income, because the bottom 80% simply don't have any discretionary income to spend.
On October 29th, in a unanimous decision, the Permanent Court of Arbitration at The Hague issued its first, preliminary ruling concerning whether the Tribunal has 'jurisdiction' over the issues raised by the Philippines against China's so called 'nine-dash line' in the South China Sea.
Here we go again! Yet another low-volume, BS rally takes us back to the "breakout" level of S&P 2,100 and we get moves like...
My identity is ever-changing, but regardless of how confusing my identity may be, as I've matured and grown, I have realized that my identity is my choice -- not society's.
In a case of better late than never, the Obama Administration on October 27 dispatched the guided-missile destroyer USS Lassen to breach China's newly-claimed 12-mile zone around one of its just-completed artificial islands in the Spratly archipelago of the South China Sea.
The prize was conceived and is administered by a group of wealthy Chinese businessmen in Hong Kong operating under the moniker "The Association of Chinese Indigenous Arts in the People's Republic of China."
Republican candidates have justifiably complained about sensational "gotcha" debate questions from the media designed to generate conflict in order to spike ratings, and thus cash. Instead, time would be better spent trying to extract policy differences from among the candidates.
You'll hear a lot of people telling you how much Europe's PMI has improved (Asia's was terrible!) in October but, in reality, it still sucks compared to 2011.
Earlier this month, many Filipinos, who are sick and tired of chronic corruption, were annoyed by the United Nations' (UN) decision to slam the Filipino government's detention of former president Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, one of Philippines' most unpopular politicians in history.
There is no doubt that this is a step forward, but each step forward is also a reminder of injuries past.
America is having a tough time finding its footing - not only in the Middle East, but in much of the rest of the world. It almost feels like the U.S. has become a developing nation, at least on the global stage.