Reinventing Money

The future of finance — the way Wall Street operates and how you manage your personal finances — is on the verge of upheaval. And although few could have anticipated it, the force underlying the change comes from China, a country that went from "financial repression" to the global leader in "fintech" in only a matter of years. The resulting system could either be liberating or Orwellian.

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The 5G Fracture

It is business gospel in the West that for a corporation to be globally competitive, it must be competitive in China. But what happens when an international company loses the chance to compete in the...

Insuring Engagement

At age 97, Maurice "Hank" Greenberg, the former CEO of AIG, has advocated for deeper U.S. engagement with China for longer than perhaps any living American businessman. While his positioning as a private sector statesman...

Date Deception

Thanks to the recent enactment of the Uyghur Forced Labor Protection Act, U.S. Customs and Border Patrol has had its hands full with imports from Xinjiang. The story of one brand of red dates, or...

Pole Position

In public, Chinese diplomats and climate negotiators deny that they see any link between climate change and geopolitics. But there is a deeply cynical consensus within China’s academic and policy communities that climate change creates...

Seed Savior?

Agribusiness giant Syngenta is unique on the world stage: it is a state-owned Chinese firm with an American CEO. After ChemChina's historic purchase of the company in 2017 — the largest ever purchase by a...

China's Bot Boom

China became “the world’s factory” in large part due to its demographics: a tidal wave of young, hungry workers drove growth by churning out low value goods. But between rapidly changing demographics and rising wages,...