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‘Health Silk Road’ heats up as China and U.S. boost efforts amid coronavirus

China’s not the only one working on the “Health Silk Road.”  As Beijing pushes for global health leadership amid the […]

The situation in China is even worse than you think, says this analyst with a history of accurate calls

Global stock markets are seeing their worst week since the 2008 financial crisis as the reality of the unprecedented COVID-19 […]

Wanna Know Why Kim Jong-Un Is Smiling? He’s ‘Sitting’ on Trillions of Dollars.

North Korea has a lot of wealth–just below the surface.  by Patricia Schouker  Key point: South Korea estimates the value of the […]

Report of the WHO-China Joint Mission on Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

https://www.who.int/docs/default-source/coronaviruse/who-china-joint-mission-on-covid-19-final-report.pdf

Coronavirus is highly uncertain and global costs could be high

As coronavirus spreads across the globe, new modelling from The Australian National University (ANU) is set to help policymakers respond […]

The coronavirus symptoms to be on the lookout for and how to protect yourself

As the United States recorded its first coronavirus death — and the number of infections grows worldwide — many people are wondering what symptoms […]

Trump Has Already Lost His Pricey China Trade War, Paul Krugman Warns

Nobel Prize-winning economist Paul Krugman warned Sunday that President Donald Trump is handing China what it wants as the nations a trade war that has cost Americans billions […]

Wall Street doubles down on China while corporate America now moves the other way

The trade war has caused corporate America to rethink its long-term commitment to doing business in China: Some 40% of […]

In Japan’s vanishing rural towns, newcomers are wanted

On a recent afternoon in the rural Japanese town of Kanna-machi, all seemed well. Children splashed in the town’s namesake […]

16,700% return in 50 years makes Hang Seng Index world’s best

A mirror to Hong Kong’s fortunes since its 1969 launch, the Hang Seng Index has also become a reflection of […]