US-China trade war: Washington now wants control of the renminbi-yuan

The US- China trade war is now taking new dimensions, touching the very financial heart of the most populous country on earth. The Washington administration has already more or less ordered Beijing to perform unbelievable structural changes of American liking in the economy. Now they say monetary issues have to be inserted in the trade […]

“ASEM: Global Partners for Global Challenges”, a Sting Exclusive by China’s Ambassador to the EU

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary and Head of Mission of the People’s Republic of China to the European Union, Mr Zhang Ming. The opinions expressed in this article belong to the distinguished writer. On 18 and 19 October, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang will join other leaders of ASEM […]

How India is harnessing technology to lead the Fourth Industrial Revolution

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author:  Alex Gray, Senior Writer, Formative Content In November of 2016, India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi made an announcement that sent the country’s population into a tailspin. Overnight, 86% of the country’s currency became invalid, as the 500 rupee […]

Populist Eurosceptics helped by Trumpists seriously threaten the EU edifice

The confrontation between the populist Italian government and the European Union’s leadership has already left a clear trail on the European ground that permits us to project the itinerary of this conflict in the future. The Italian government is an unorthodox coalition of the extreme right wing party Lega, under its rebellious leader Matteo Salvini […]

India can soar in the robot age. This is how

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author:  Sophie Hardach As India enters the era of robots and artificial intelligence, most companies plan to automate jobs to compete on cost. But will replacing humans with machines really turn India into a global economic powerhouse? A […]

The new North America trade deal USMCA punishes German cars

The North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) is dead. Long live the new United States, Mexico, Canada Agreement (USMCA). The three North American nations will continue trading goods of a value of at least $ 1.2 trillion yearly between them. The US President Donald Trump had termed NAFTA as the worse trade deal his country […]

The Chinese retail revolution is heading west

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Richard McKenzie, Partner, Retail & Consumer Goods, Oliver Wyman & Pedro Yip, Partner, Retail & Consumer Goods, Oliver Wyman China’s two biggest online retail groups, Alibaba Group and JD.com, are building retail empires unlike anything yet seen in […]

Could a Digital Silk Road solve the Belt and Road’s sustainability problem?

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Winston Ma Wenyan, Chief Executive Officer, China Silkroad Investment & Development (Beijing) Co. Ltd China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) involves a trillion-dollar investment programme to enhance economic interconnectivity and facilitate development across Eurasia, East Africa and close […]

Security spillovers from Trump’s trade wars: China, Germany prepare for global disorder

US President Donald Trump’s aggressive trade strategy has now gone past the economic landscape and touched security issues. There are strong signs that next month’s security meeting between US and China may be cancelled. If this is the case, the two largest economies of the earth may enter uncharted waters. Until now, they have been […]

Parallel downfalls of Merkel and Deutsche Bank threaten Germany and Europe

Only a few years ago, Germany’s stars of pride and accomplishment were personified and embodied in the unparalleled triumphant stories and achievements of Chancellor Angela Merkel and Deutsche Bank. They both had amazed Europe and the world, with their successes in the politico-economic universe. Until the legislative elections of September 2017, and probably sometime earlier […]

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang’s speech from World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting of New Champions

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Li Keqiang Below is the full text of Chinese Premier Li Keqiang’s speech to participants at the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting of New Champions in Tianjin, China. You can also watch the session, Opening Plenary with […]

A Sting Exclusive: “Seize the opportunity offered by Africa’s continental free trade area”, written by the Director General of UNIDO

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Li Yong, Director General, United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), the specialized agency of the United Nations that promotes industrial development for poverty reduction, inclusive globalization and environmental sustainability. The opinions expressed in this article belong to the distinguished writer. Since the turn of the millennium, Africa […]

One year on: EU-Canada trade agreement delivers positive results

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Friday 21 September will mark the first anniversary of the provisional entry into force of the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) between the EU and Canada. Early signs show that the agreement is already starting to deliver for EU exporters. Commissioner Malmström will […]

Here’s how India can soar in the Fourth Industrial Revolution

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Suchi Kedia, Community Specialist, Regional Agenda – India and South Asia, World Economic Forum Manufacturing is fundamental to a country’s economic success. Industrialization has driven the growth of many developed economies, boosting innovation and creating jobs. Workers migrating […]

China is sending science students to live with rural farmers – and crop yields are skyrocketing

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kate Whiting, Senior Writer, Formative Content Living on a farm and growing crops might not seem like the typical life of a university student, but, in China, science students have been doing just that and helping to boost […]

Trade, taxes and other takeaways from Li Keqiang’s speech to the World Economic Forum

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ross Chainey, Digital Media Specialist, World Economic Forum The basic principles of free trade should be maintained and unilateral trade actions will not solve any problems, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said in a speech at the World Economic […]

Don’t understand the US-China trade war? This metaphor could help

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ross Chainey, Digital Media Specialist, World Economic Forum US President Donald Trump has slapped 10% tariffs on about $200 billion worth of Chinese imports, intensifying a trade war that has sent shockwaves through the global economy. “Unfair policies […]

Here’s why the tech sector could be the next target for Chinese investment in Africa

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Stephany Zoo, Founder, China Africa Tech Initiative There is a general trend of decreasing foreign direct investment (FDI) in Africa. It fell by nearly 21% in 2017, and a portion of that can be attributed to a reduction […]

Three ways China can make the New Silk Road sustainable

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Shouqing Zhu, Research fellow, Center for Finance and Development of Tsinghua National Institute of Financial Research & Sha Song, Specialist, Knowledge Networks and Sustainable Development, World Economic Forum Beijing. The emergence of China as an economic and political […]

Trump aims trade offensive solely to China, renews truce with EU

US President Donald Trump’s thundering trade salvos now seem to be concentrating exclusively against China. This week’s cannonade though didn’t remain unanswered. On Monday, the Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman, Geng Shuang, said “China will inevitably take countermeasures to resolutely protect our legitimate rights”. On Friday 7 September, the ‘America first’ ex TV celebrity aboard ‘Air […]

Palm Oil: With Malaysia cracking down on production, what’s the alternative?

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Emma Charlton, Writer Margarine, chocolate, shampoo, soap – these are just some of the everyday products we use that contain palm oil. Image: IUCN Oil Palm Task Force It’s a topic that’s become increasingly controversial with scientists saying […]

8 amazing facts to help you understand China today

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author:  Oliver Cann, Head of Media Content, World Economic Forum The Annual Meeting of the New Champions, the World Economic Forum’s annual summit on innovation, science and technology and entrepreneurship, will take place from 18-20 September 2018 in Tianjin, […]

The ‘ASEAN way’: what it is, how it must change for the future

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Nazir Razak, Chairman, CIMB Group Holdings For more than half a century, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations has been a resilient force for peace, stability and diplomatic unity amid tremendous political, economic and social change across the […]

The Brexit factor in the US-China trade war and other conflicts

Last Friday, the American President Donald Trump aboard Air Force One threatened China with new tariffs on $267 billion of goods heading for the US markets, on top of the $200bn worth of Chinese exports Washington currently is ready to punish with extra levies. The US has already imposed extra tariffs on $50bn of Chinese […]

A Sting Exclusive: “China-Africa Cooperation Sets a Fine Example of South-South Cooperation”, by China’s Ambassador to EU

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary and Head of Mission of the People’s Republic of China to the European Union, Mr Zhang Ming. The opinions expressed in this article belong to the distinguished writer. In the west of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania’s capital city, 70 Chinese nationals have been […]

US cities are going to keep getting hotter

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Emma Charlton, Writer If you live in the northern hemisphere, you’ve probably been feeling the heat in recent weeks. While summer still has some way to go, extreme hot weather has characterized the season, with heatwaves and sweltering […]

Three reasons to be optimistic for the future of Asia

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. This article is part of the World Economic Forum on ASEAN. The challenges that South-East Asia faces are emblematic of the major global issues that world leaders have agreed to act on. Despite consistent economic growth over last […]

Trade, entrepreneurship and the future of ASEAN’s economy

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sushant Palakurthi Rao, Head of Global Partnerships, Agility As the World Economic Forum comes to Ha Noi for this year’s ASEAN meeting, we’re reminded of how far Viet Nam has come since the country first hosted the gathering […]

What do the economic woes of Turkey, Argentina and Indonesia have in common?

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Michael Hanley, Head of Digital Communications, Member of the Executive Committee, World Economic Forum Since Turkey suffered an economic crisis of confidence in September – with its currency falling by some 40% that month – emerging markets around […]

The Japanese idea of ‘chowa’ – and how Asia can thrive in the future

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ken Kawai, Chief Regional Officer, Asia Pacific, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) There is nothing gentle about revolution. It heralds profound and rapid change. That’s exactly what’s coming in the Fourth Industrial Revolution, the impact of which will be […]