China is now continuing a century-long pattern of mirroring its neighbor’s historical trajectory.
The facts favor China’s ambitious goal of reaching carbon neutrality by 2060.
Without broader reforms to address high costs of living and rural-urban divides, China’s new policy could make the difficult problem of a declining fertility rate even worse.
Covid-19 has spurred a far-reaching shift to telecommuting in the West. But China has not followed suit, even though the payoffs would be far larger for it.
Behind the world’s second-highest GDP are hundreds of millions of people who just want to stop being poor.