Mohammed bin Salman knows how to command an audience. One year ago, the charismatic 32-year-old heir to the Saudi throne had four of Silicon Valley’s biggest celebrity investors — Sam Altman, Marc Andreessen, Peter Thiel, and Vinod Khosla — seated couchside...
China's politics are such that China's ruler is in no position to negotiate in good faith with the United States. There was virtually no progress on “structural” issues in the just-concluded U.S.-China trade talks in Beijing, and unfortunately there won’t...
When Donald Trump first threatened a trade war with China shortly after assuming the presidency, the consensus around the world was that it was typical bluff and bluster. As per the common wisdom, authoritarian political-economies are far more resilient...
The trade war may be hurting China more than the U.S., but by spring, China could be looking up as the U.S. slows, particularly if the friction continues, economists said. According to Bank of America Merrill Lynch economists, the China...
The country’s a long way from achieving its targets; staying open to foreign competition is a better way to climb the technology ladder. China’s industrial ambitions have the U.S. on edge. But what has actually come of its plans for...
More and more countries are choosing to ink agreements with China on its trillion dollar Belt and Road initiative, a global infrastructure push aiming to recreate the glory days of China's ancient Silk Road trade routes. Key points: The language...
A public comment period on the possibility of new tariffs on another $200 billion in Chinese goods ended Thursday. The U.S. has been talking with China about trade barriers and tariffs but China hasn't "really joined the conversation...
By letting the country into the World Trade Organization back in 2001, Washington laid the groundwork for the tensions roiling relations with Beijing today. These days in U.S.-China trade relations, confrontation is the governing principle. In an effort to challenge...
Despite indications that China’s economy is likely to experience a moderate slowdown, the world’s second largest economy – and largest market by headcount – continues to expand the depth of its interactions with the world. From the One Belt,...
When Zhang Jingqiang became mayor of Tieling in 2005, it was the poorest city in Liaoning Province. A greying, former Ming-dynasty garrison town of about 440,000 people in the country's frigid north-east, it was part of China's rust belt,...

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What’s behind China’s space programme expansion

China is a relative late-bloomer when it comes to the world of space exploration. But just 15 years after it first sent an astronaut into...

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