The West's power is fading, and emerging economies are gaining ground. In the near future, the world will have numerous centers of power, founded on alternative models. This change can take place in an orderly and peaceful way if the West recuperates its leadership role, and to do so, it will have to relaunch its economy and its democratic institutions. The twenty-first century will not belong to the United States, Europe or China. It will be no one's world.
I do believe that China has a very bright future. However, until these structural flaws are addressed by the Chinese government, China will not overtake the U.S. as the global economic leader.
Today, the Earth got a little hotter. Daily Climate Change: Global Map of Unusual Temperatures, Jan 29 2014 How unusual has the weather been? No ...
About two years ago, I visited Hong Kong for the very first time and could not believe my eyes. Traveling from the dated, fraying JFK airport in NYC to the shining, efficient airport in Hong Kong, my world view was immediately changed: It was the U.S. that was a third-world country, and Asia was vivid.
Once the Chinese open their factories or acquire existing companies in the U.S., they can begin the process of integrating forward, ultimately owning and/or controlling every link in the value chain, including the most important link that connects with consumers: retailers and brands.
Once characterized by their quaint doorways of warped timber, stone thresholds, hand-made mailboxes and green address plates, the old communities of this city are swiftly being replaced by towering, gated apartments and their unreceptive, reinforced-steel security doors.
The re-emergence of the United States as the growing -- not declining economic power (a pattern that has happened several times before) -- will have tremendous ramifications throughout the world.
International leadership must be followed by tangible actions both at home and abroad. The State of the Union and Obama's recent remarks show that he understands both aspects of action on climate change.
Hong Kong is the world's most vertical city, with two hundred and ninety-three buildings higher than five hundred feet -- sixty more than second-place New York City.
What are America's long-term strategic objectives? Relative U.S. decline has created a paradox: by exposing America's growing inability to underpin the international system, it has also cast greater light on the (present) inability of any other country or coalition to replace the U.S. in that role.
On 28 January, 25 years ago, the 10th Panchen Lama of Tibet died at the age of 51. Popular Tibetan opinion commonly refers to the 14th Dalai Lama and the 10th Panchen Lama as the 'sun and moon' of the Tibetan Buddhist firmament.
This time last year I traveled to Taiwan from California to celebrate Chinese New Year with my 90-year-old grandmother. Born and raised in the United States, it was the first time in my 30-plus years that I'd experienced the holiday in Asia.
Who would win in a hot war between Japan and China? The more limited the scope of the engagement, the better the chance for Japan to prevail. While China has more ships and planes, Japan has better ships and planes, with more maneuvering experience.
Apparently, Big Oil lobbyists and politicians take Americans for a bunch of suckers. Here's the truth: Keystone XL won't make America energy independent. It will threaten our land and livelihoods to pump Canadian tar sands' heavy crude through America and out to foreign countries, like China.
The continuing significance of 60-year cycles as well as centuries in Chinese timekeeping has relevance for how geopolitical tensions of the present moment are being put into long-term perspective.
Although China and the U.S. are strategic competitors, there are common interests, complementary interests and, of course, conflicting interests between them. Such complexity provides the two countries the room for active cooperation when interests converge and a degree of preventive cooperation where interests conflict.