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Where do people buy stuff now?

August 13, 2020

With more and more of our everyday shopping taking place digitally, we looked into who the big players are in the U.S. and China through four charts.

Congressional Research Service, Made in China 2025: Issues for Congress, August 11, 2020

August 11, 2020

The Congressional Research Service is a non-partisan part of the Library of Congress. The report is available in pdf form at the link below.

Hedging with new and old currencies

July 30, 2020

Gold is an ancient store of value. Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies are recent inventions. Price swings for both can be dramatic. Gold has almost reached its 2011 peak. Bitcoin has climbed rapidly, but is still only a bit more than half the price it was in December 2017. 

What China’s Belt And Road Initiative Means For Cambodia

July 21, 2020

In a US-dominated age, China seeks to return to its former glory by reviving the interconnectedness and vitality of the Silk Road through the Belt and Road Initiative.

Video: Superpower Showdown, Bob Davis and Lingling Wei take us inside the trade war

July 17, 2020

Bob Davis and Lingling Wei, authors of Superpower Showdown, help us understand the ramp up of US-China economic tensions and the far-reaching consequences of the stand-off.  

 

Administration waffling on trade

July 16, 2020

Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign included a pledge to reduce America’s trade deficit with China but after a January trade deal, things started to unwind

Donald J. Trump, Executive Order on Hong Kong Normalization, July 14, 2020

July 14, 2020

U.S. President Donald J. Trump ordered that the distinct treatment enjoyed by Hong Kong and its citizens be ended.

#5: Covering China’s Economic Boom

July 6, 2020

A boy in Montana determined to learn Chinese, Dexter “Tiff” Roberts eventually became one of Businessweek’s first China correspondents. For two decades he explored how government policies affected everyday people. His new book, The Myth of Chinese Capitalism, tells the story of China’s hundreds of millions of migrant workers.

How Taipei tries to make public transit safe

June 25, 2020

Packed trains and buses are the perfect place for viruses to spread. Cities in the U.S. are looking to Taipei as an example of what to do right.

Lowest-earners are hardest hit by COVID-19

June 11, 2020

People in the U.S. and China are moving out of cities. What does that mean for the economy?

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