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The Steel Trap

No other sector has quite embodied China’s rise from a poverty-stricken agrarian state to a modern industrial powerhouse more than the steel industry. It has...

The Ocean Edge

With its plans for seabed mining and the "blue economy," China is implementing a strategy for the world's warming oceans. The U.S. is trying to...

Reining in Pony.ai?

A look at the self-driving car startup’s emergence and warm welcome in China, and the challenges it faces amid U.S.-China technological decoupling. 

The New Superweapon

Earlier this month, when the Biden administration imposed the most sweeping export restrictions yet on semiconductors, it represented the culmination of a U.S. tech policy...

Xi Jinping By the Numbers

Ten years after Xi Jinping ascended to China’s top leadership position, the Chinese Communist Party is a party remade. More than at any point in...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...