For many, Mexico is seen as a beach destination, filled with all-inclusive resort properties. For others that are more adventurous, there's a whole world beyond these safe confines that's waiting to be discovered.
After the U.S. spent decades pursuing a failed 'quiet diplomacy' approach to promoting rights and freedom in Tibet and China, now is the time for the President to turn up the volume and speak out publicly.
Let me share with you something amazing: the drops of the U.S. and other stock markets have been occurring at the end of the Sabbatical year. In the Jewish calendar, the year ends in September, and the Sabbatical year (in Hebrew 'Shmita') is a once in seven year rest observed by some Jews in Israel based on teachings of the Bible.
The United States is likely to raise these concerns in future agreements such as the Bilateral Investment Treaty, which it was negotiating with China before discussions between the two countries were put on hold.
In 1995 I was a young Jedi working at a media research firm and was tasked with forecasting the future of the then-hatchling Internet. In those days closed online services such as AOL and Compuserve ruled. Nobody wanted to risk venturing out into the wild wild web.
The OPM hack put them even further ahead by identifying 21 million American adults that have applied to work for the Federal government. No doubt espionage for China will remain the primary use for this data, but just as we update our view of identity in the 21st century so too might the PRC update its plans the use of such data.
From the bespectacled to the bubbly, the daunting to the daring, Asia's Buddhas are among its most extraordinary cultural, artistic, and of course, spiritual attractions. With this in mind, the members of travel website Trippy.com offer their favorite places to pay homage.
Lake Baikal, as a World Heritage site, should be off limits to any economic activities that may negatively affect designated sites, even under the banners of "development" or "carbon emission reductions."
There is no doubt that the mobile web is going to grow in cultural and economic significance. Smartphone penetration in China has already climbed to 87 percent, which is above the global average of 78 percent.
The sooner the Chinese government stops putting GDP growth targets out, and starts getting realistic economic data from the provinces, the better off the Middle Kingdom will be.
The world has already warmed up by 0.8 C--nearly half the 2 C target--and, according to CAT, is on track for 2.9-3.1 C of warming by 2100.
It is fascinating to read the comments that accompany the public debate around the approval of the Iran agreement. It is so obvious that it is better than the current situation that I find it necessary to spell the economic case on behalf of the agreement.
Couple this with the disappointing jobs growth numbers from September 4, and it is not unreasonable to expect that there is still room to push towards the twin goals of maximum employment and price stability. A premature rate hike could run the risk of halting that process.
We're in cash, so we don't care. That's right, remember how we cashed out last week and how we had those disaster hedges in Friday m...
Having bullied Ukraine and sparking Western sanctions, Putin looked to China, hoping Beijing would bail him out of economic isolation. What he did not expect was the significant slowdown of the Chinese economy, which obviously tamed the dragon's appetite for carbohydrates.
Despite all the meetings, promises, and apocalyptic threats, global carbon emissions have risen from the Kyoto Protocol of 1997 until today -- from around 6.5 billion metric tons per year to nearly 10 billion. If both China and the U.S. had tackled this issue back in 2001, perhaps we wouldn't currently be in this pickle. Chalk that up as another opportunity cost (which might just cost us the planet). Instead of haggling over currency, hacking, and sea-lanes, the two superpowers should be thinking big. Between them, the U.S. and China account for nearly one-third of the global economy, nearly one-quarter of the world's population, and more than two-fifths of the world's carbon emissions. What these two countries do by definition has an enormous global impact.