More than a year ago when the United States triggered a trade conflict with China, many expected the two sides to meet each other halfway and settle their differences and resume normal trading relations.
Earth’s green lung is burning. The Amazon rainforest, which produces roughly one-fifth of the world’s oxygen, is experiencing fires at a rate we haven’t seen for years. Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has been the focus of the international criticism.
More than a million Rohingyas have taken refuge in Bangladesh’s Cox’s Bazar district since communal violence and a military crackdown forced them to flee Myanmar.
The global energy economy is undergoing a rapid transition from ‘hydrocarbon molecules to electrons’: in other words, from fossil fuels to renewables and low-carbon electricity.
India’s transition from the Look East Policy to Act East Policy (AEP) during the first term of Prime Minister Narendra Modi positioned the ASEAN region high in New Delhi’s foreign policy priorities.
The initial reports of a suicide seemed to be at odds with many people’s perceptions of the disgraced financier who had been awaiting trial after being charged with sex trafficking of minors.
Discussion about Great Powers frequently focus on the prosperity and robust economy of these countries e.g. the United States and China.
It might be too early to breathe a sigh of relief assuming that the demonstrations in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region will end soon. But there are indeed signs, suggesting that the city, plagued by two months of violence, could be on the right track to end the disturbances.
A common tactic that large corporations in India have learnt to deploy effectively whenever they incur large losses is to impress upon the government that unless they are bailed out, the entire sector, even the whole economy, might run into deep trouble. I witnessed the use of this tactic first hand during my years at the Niti Aayog.
The day after the 12th round of Sino-US trade talks concluded on July 31 in Shanghai, the United States administration announced it would impose 10 percent tariffs on another $300 billion of Chinese goods.
So far, China has successfully handled trade frictions with composure. The latest key indicators tell of an economy on a healthy track. While the Chinese economy outmanoeuvres the headwinds, the United States is getting closer…
The biggest mosquito-borne threat by far is malaria, with 219 million cases reported in 2017.
The current ice melt in Greenland may be warming his heart. That’s because beyond Greenland lies the Arctic, one of the few undeveloped regions of the world with great economic potential.
“A lot less stressful!” said Jamie Beyer, a soybean grower in the Midwest US state of Minnesota, referring to life before the US-initiated trade tensions against China, a feeling widely shared by other US farmers.
Political and public opinion elites in the US must understand that although they have the ability to instigate Hong Kong’s radical protesters and make it harder for Hong Kong to restore order, they absolutely cannot influence Beijing’s decisions on Hong Kong’s situation.
Young people in South-East Asia face a relentless challenge to upgrade their skills as technology disrupts job markets, according to research released last week by the World Economic Forum and Sea.
With the United States labeling China its foremost, primary and long-term strategic “rival”, and adopting a policy to contain China, China sees the US as the biggest external challenge on road to national rejuvenation.
It’s fairly easy to talk down an entire economy, especially when the ugly “R” word — standing for a recession — is being used as frequently as it is today. On the other hand, closing ones eyes to the reality isn’t appropriate either.
The recent death of Nuon Chea is a boost to the prospect for peace and reconciliation in this country. The infamous Khmer Rouge ideologue was declared dead from complex illness and diseases at the age of ninety-three at his Phnom Penh hospital on August 4, 2019.
Despite a contentious campaign featuring the use of divisive identity politics and attempts to paint Jokowi as an agent of foreign capital, the president’s broadly popular policies in his first term (2014-2019) helped to secure the win.
If China plays the card of the holiday economy to hit back on the US in the trade war, Americans may have an unforgettable Christmas this year with price hikes for Christmas trees, plastic reindeer, glittery wreaths and even Bibles.
How much transnational unity and how much national freedom does the EU need to prevent it falling apart while giving individual societies enough liberty?
The United States’ trading partners are at a crossroads. The US trade war with China transitioned to a threateningly precarious stage after the US Treasury Department labeled China a “currency manipulator” in a tit-for-tat response to Beijing’s weakening currency.
Here is a timeline of the escalating violent protests in Hong Kong since June, which are aimed to trample the rule of law, sabotage social order, undermine national sovereignty and the “one country, two systems” principle.
Is a color revolution taking place in Hong Kong? We think so, although this one is somehow baffling.
On 10 May 2019, Vietnam became one of the first countries to successfully establish a 5G-powered phone call. It was a milestone for the country given Hanoi’s ambitious plan to deploy a 5G network for commercial operations by 2020 using domestically-developed technology.
To begin with, Japan and South Korea are going through the darkest hour in their relationship. The Japanese cabinet removed South Korea from its white list of trusted trading partners on August 2.
After more than a year of deliberation, ASEAN adopted the ‘ASEAN Outlook on the Indo-Pacific’ (‘the Outlook’) on 23 June 2019. The Outlook then got an airing at the ASEAN Regional Forum meetings in Bangkok.
After the 11th round of trade talks ended inconclusively, the US trade representative solicited domestic opinions on Washington levying tariffs on $300 billion of Chinese products. But a majority of the US enterprises opposed this idea.
The human rights organization warns gun violence has led to a “human rights crisis” in the US. The killings of 31 people in attacks at the weekend have renewed pressure on President Trump to strengthen gun controls.