Regions / China
The Great Recession could have killed globalization, but China emerged as the champion of a new global "connectivity." With the coronavirus, that phase is finished.
Trump’s message to governors on lifesaving medical equipment — “get it yourselves” — is grimly appropriate in a country without national health care.
The media has helped spread panic more often than useful information.
The Spanish flu helped herald the collapse of the first wave of modern globalization. A century later, could the coronavirus do the same?
He might be the devil incarnate, but Philippine leader Rodrigo Duterte is beginning the process of ending over 120 years of colonial subjugation.
China’s rapid growth has reduced poverty and produced prosperity -- as well as skyrocketing inequality, ecological catastrophe, and dangerous financial bubbles.
Despite the dashed hopes of the early 2010s, social movements are still winning important fights — and building a framework for human survival.
The strengths of Chinese-style capitalism have also been its vulnerabilities.
Unlike the West, modern China has seldom used brute force to access resources or expand markets -- except, notably, in the South China Sea.
Companies willingly censor or condemn free speech to retain market share in authoritarian countries. Just ask Daryl Morey.