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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...

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...

The Congo Standoff

Chinese mining companies dominate the Congo’s critical mineral production, but an ongoing, nasty dispute at a cobalt mine shows the country is starting to drive...

The Battery King

By 2020, the Chinese battery maker CATL was supplying almost every electric carmaker, giving the company a dominant position in the transition away from fossil...

New Kid on the Block

Thanks to He Yifan, China is pioneering its own state-backed version of Web3, internet infrastructure that runs on blockchain. But now that He's network is...

The Adaptation Advantage

China is mobilizing to adapt and thrive in a rapidly warming world. Under Xi Jinping, the country has undertaken thousands of projects — across industries...

Iron Promise

Iron ore is an unassuming rock, but it's processed into steel, the scaffolding of the modern world. China has long been reliant on Australia for this...