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Climate Adaptation

Turning Points

by Andrew Browne

 

China’s ‘Big Sickness’ Problem

Back in 2005 I spent several months shuttling between a hospital in Beijing and a remote village to try to understand what happens when “big sickness” strikes a poor Chinese family.
 

‘Desperate people can do desperate things’

Wuhan sits at the crossroads of China. The Yangtze River megacity is also where the forces challenging President Xi Jinping’s top-down management style now intersect.
 

The Cost of Censorship

On Jan. 3, police in Wuhan, China, summoned a local physician to deliver an official “admonition.” Li Wenliang, a 34-year-old ophthalmologist, had alerted his colleagues in a private WeChat group to a SARS-like virus being passed from human to human in the city of 11 million.
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Tracking the Forces Threatening the World’s Hottest Economies

As the global economy shifts, there are new factors threatening to weigh on development. From climate change to populism and automation, these are the new rules of the global economy. 

Opinion

Andy Mukherjee

The Clock Runs Out on Malaysia’s New Beginning

Turmoil from Mahathir’s resignation will shake up everything except the tired economy.

Noah Smith

How India Can Get Growth Back on Track

Banks need help cleaning up their balance sheets now, but a long-term recovery requires more urbanization.

Shuli Ren

China's Policy Flip-Flops Are Scaring Investors

Local governments may be getting muddled messages from Beijing, but markets are taking Xi at his word. 

Tyler Cowen

How Fast Can a Virus Destroy a Supply Chain?

Just-in-time networks are very efficient but extremely fragile.

QuickTakes

Toilet Paper and Face Masks Become Hot Commodity in Singapore, Hong Kong

The coronavirus outbreak is making toilet paper and surgical masks hard to find in Singapore and Hong Kong. Pharmacies across the Asia-Pacific region are also trying to keep basic supplies like paper towels and hand sanitizer in stock. (Source: Bloomberg)
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Coronavirus Strikes Heart of Singapore Financial District

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Why Vietnam's Destiny Is Still Controlled by the U.S. and China

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Chinese-Funded Education Centers in U.S. Under Fire

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Ethiopia Plants 350 Million Trees in One Day to Combat Drought

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