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Future of Money - Part 3

Future of Money – Part 3

A comprehensive picture of the forces and actors that are critical to understanding and navigating the future financial system.

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Western Expats Are No Longer Safe in China

Beijing’s swift release of two Canadians held on trumped-up charges confirms that Xi Jinping is prepared to stoop to the level of late Libyan dictator Muammar al-Qaddafi and engage in hostage diplomacy.

Future of Money Part 2

Future of Money – Part 2

The widespread adoption of cryptocurrencies could undermine governments' control over monetary policies and disrupt global finance.

Commuters wait in line for public buses.

China’s Social Credit System Is Actually Quite Boring

A supposedly Orwellian system is fragmented, localized, and mostly targeted at businesses.

Future of Money - Part 1

Future of Money – Part 1

Driven by perceived U.S. sanctions overreach, numerous countries now seek to circumvent the dollar-dominated financial system. Emerging technologies are paving the way.

Google CEO Sundar Pichai testifies during a U.S. House Judiciary Committee hearing in Washington on Dec. 11, 2018.

Big Tech’s Stranglehold on Artificial Intelligence Must Be Regulated

The technology is too important to be left in the clutches of Silicon Valley.

A shepherd shows where she sheltered ultramarathoners in China's Gansu province.

China’s Ultramarathon Tragedy Was a Fad Gone Bad

Inexperienced companies rushing into badly regulated new sectors is a recipe for disaster.

Performers dressed as soldiers dance in front of a screen showing rockets being launched during a mass gala marking the 100th anniversary of the Communist Party on June 28 at the Olympic Bird's Nest stadium in Beijing, China.

Does Beijing’s Belligerent Birthday Party Herald a New Arms Race?

The Chinese Communist Party’s anniversary celebration is taking place amid a nuclear buildup.

A driver uses the Didi app on his smartphone while driving along the street in Beijing.

What Didi Got Wrong

The ride-hailing app won the Chinese cab wars. Its next logical step turned out to be a huge mistake.

Chinese President Xi Jinping and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi attend a session meeting during the 10th BRICS summit in Johannesburg on July 27, 2018.

Is India the New China in Africa?

Promising a more inclusive and transparent development model, New Delhi is looking to become the region’s biggest partner.

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket is launched.

Tulipmania in Space

SPACs are creating a space bubble that will eventually come crashing back to Earth along with cosmic junk launched during the current frenzy.

Turkish soldiers stand guard at the Silivri Prison and Courthouse complex in Silivri, Turkey, on Feb. 18, 2020. Turkish businessman Osman Kavala has been held in the prison since 2017.

Erdogan’s Power Plays Turn to Profit Margins

The Turkish president is willing to tank the economy if it means he can quash his ideological opponents.

Workers construct a double-decker suspension bridge across the Yangtze River in Wuhan, China on May 8, 2018.

The Shrinking Chinese State

A look at Beijing’s spending suggests that Western fears of its influence may be misdirected.

People visit the Nokia stand at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona on Feb. 26, 2019.

The West Needs Champions

With China strongly backing its big national firms, the West should consider doing the same.

Activist Irade Kashgary waves a flag of the Uighur region as she takes part in a protest outside of the Apple Store on K Street on July 30, 2020 in Washington.

Why Western Companies Should Leave China

Consumers will punish brands that rely on forced Uighur labor. While abandoning the Chinese market might hit profits, it will bolster reputations.

The Wave sculpture by Wren Miller commissioned to launch Brita’s sustainability campaign is on display in London on June 15, 2016.

How to Keep Activist CEOs Honest

New sustainable finance regulations in Europe will raise the bar for green investment.

Workers raise a giant Ericsson signboard on top of a building in Beijing on Nov. 25, 1997.

How China Took Western Tech Firms Hostage

And what the United States and Europe can do about it.

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