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China's New Chapter
China's New Chapter
China Faces Its Own Pension Nightmare

With an aging population and the prospect of an indefinite period of sluggish growth, China’s pension problems won’t go away on their own.

China's New Chapter
Consumption Growth Warning Sign Flashes in China

Beijing’s efforts to keep manufacturing competitive and support consumption have been working at cross purposes to each other.

China's New Chapter
China’s Reform Challenge

There’s a political demand for economic expansion that China’s current GDP growth simply won’t meet.

China's New Chapter
After Another Market Slide, China Removes “Circuit Breaker”

857 seconds, according to one reporter. That’s how long Chinese traders worked this morning before the markets were closed.

China's New Chapter
China Plays Peacekeeper in Africa

China is involving itself more deeply in the affairs of other countries, something it used to oppose. The Chinese envoy to Africa calls it a “new chapter” in the country’s foreign policy.

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The Inauguration

As Donald Trump takes the oath, an essay on the historical forces that have shaped this moment by Walter Russell Mead.


Clearly a lot of frustration for the outgoing American President has been stored up in the Russian psyche.

the roots of populism

If the term “intellectual” only encompasses thinkers on the Left, then it is only natural that right-wing populists would turn it into a slur.

Rebuilding America

Paul Ryan will target $40 in private investment for every $1 his caucus approves in infrastructure spending.

Violence in Myanmar

Many of Myanmar’s long-suffering Rohingyas are now turning to internationally funded Islamist insurgents to resist the government.

The Shale Rebound

Texas’s Permian Basin has been called “the crown jewel of the world’s oil and gas industry.”

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