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Michael Schuman

Michael Schuman is the author of Superpower Interrupted: The Chinese History of the World (2020), Confucius and the World He Created (2015) and The Miracle: The Epic Story of Asia’s Quest for Wealth (2009). He is currently a contributor to The Atlantic and an opinion columnist for Bloomberg and he was formerly a correspondent for Time and The Wall Street Journal.


The Lithium Liability

As policymakers and business leaders in both the U.S. and China rev up electric-vehicle production, they find themselves reliant on the insecure supply of a raw material critical to both countries’ economies.

The Industrial Dream

Beijing has invested heavily in COMAC’s C919, which is supposed to be China’s answer to the Boeing 737 and the Airbus A320. If it takes off, so does China. But is the Chinese government’s heavy hand weighing it down?