How China can build a nature-positive and net-zero economy

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Lili Sun, President, Society of Entrepreneurs & Ecology (SEE) & Wei Dong Zhou, Business for Nature Chief Advisor in China, and Director, WBCSD China China contains four of the world’s 36 biodiversity hotspots. China will host the COP15 […]

The automotive market is changing. Can China show us the future?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Wolf-Dieter Hoppe, Partner, Arthur D. Little & Klaus Schmitz, Partner, Arthur D. Little The automotive sector is at a crossroads owing to changing customer behaviour and demand; A new study suggests the move away from petrol and diesel-fuelled […]

Anti-Asian racism is on the rise. Here’s what we can do to combat it

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Bincheng Mao, Global Shaper, Shanghai I Hub Anti-Asian hate crimes surged by 169% across 15 major US cities between 2020-2021. Author Bincheng Mao recalls his own experience as the victim of a racist attack and the youth-led awareness […]

What can China tell us about the future of social commerce and content?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Matthew Quinlan, Managing Director, Accenture Social commerce – purchases made via social media – is a huge industry in China, with sales projected to reach $363 billion in 2021. Brands who use social media influencers are reporting much […]

Industrial clusters using green hydrogen can drive clean energy transition in Europe and China

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kevin Tu, Senior Advisor China , Agora Energiewende, Matthias Deutsch, Senior Associate, Agora Energiewende & Gniewomir Flis, Senior Advisor Hydrogen, Agora Energiewende Hydrogen produced with renewable resources will become cheaper than fossil fuels by 2030 across a range […]

6 women of history who shaped the world, from a Hawaiian queen to a Chinese empress

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Joseph Losavio, Community Specialist, Infrastructure and Development Initiatives, World Economic Forum For Women’s History Month, it is important to highlight the contributions of women across society. It is also important to remember women throughout history and understand that […]

Here’s why China’s trade deal with Mauritius matters

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Lauren Johnston, Research Associate, SOAS China Institute & Marc Lanteigne, Associate Professor of Political Science, UiT: The Arctic University of Norway, Tromsø Beijing approaches regional trade policies via small states first, such as New Zealand. Given the complexity […]

How China is tackling air pollution with big data

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Hu Qin, Senior Director of Research, Beijing Representative Office, Environmental Defense Fund & Matt Whitney, Portfolio Manager, Clean Air Fund Significant progress – albeit short-lived – was made to improving air quality in Beijing during the lead up […]

Rapid growth in China post-COVID makes it ripe for investment

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Mohammed Alardhi, Executive Chairman, Investcorp In January 2020 as the world began to learn of COVID-19, many market observers predicted a challenging year for Asia. While there continue to be headwinds from the health and economic crisis, Asia, […]

Key elements of the EU-China Comprehensive Agreement on Investment

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The cumulative EU foreign direct investment (FDI) flows from the EU to China over the last 20 years have reached more than €140 billion. For Chinese FDI into the EU the figure is almost €120 billion. EU FDI in China remains relatively modest with […]

EU-China Leaders’ meeting: Delivering results by standing firm on EU interests and values

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Union (represented by President of the European Council, Charles Michel and President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen held a leaders’ meeting with China (represented by President Xi Jinping) via videoconference on 30 December 2020. The European Union (represented by […]

China joins list of nations banning the sale of old-style fossil-fuelled vehicles

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sean Fleming, Senior Writer, Formative Content From 2035, the only new cars for sale in China will be ‘new-energy’. In parts of Europe, similar rules are coming on stream earlier. The US is lagging behind – only California […]

China and the EU agree to protect each other’s food and drink specialities

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. On Wednesday, Parliament backed an agreement between the EU and China to protect the names of 200 European and Chinese food specialties from counterfeiting. Parliament consented to an agreement by 645 votes, with 22 against and 18 abstentions, signed in September 2020 between the […]

“China needs to convince the EU that it is worth having an investment agreement” but not the EU to convince China? China-EU Leaders’ Meeting 2020 calls for mutual “transparency, reciprocity and respect”

Last Monday, the very important China-EU Leaders’ Meeting took place through videoconference due to the COVID-19 pandemic, between China’s President Xi, the President of the EU Council Michel and the President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen. There is no doubt that after the wide criticism regarding the EU’s mistakes during June’s China-EU […]

Key quotes from China’s Premier Li on COVID-19, the economy and US relations

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. China’s Premier Li Keqiang shared his thoughts with business leaders during a virtual World Economic Forum Special Dialogue, at a critical time for a world economy battered by the COVID-19 pandemic. Addressing China’s efforts to shore up its domestic […]

This Chinese megacity is building a massive car-free district

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sean Fleming, Senior Writer, Formative Content A 132 hectare slice of this Chinese megacity is to be car-free. It will be home to Tencent but open to the public. Reducing global reliance on cars can save lives and […]

On the 22nd China-EU Summit: “negotiating partner, economic competitor and systemic rival”; is this the right EU approach to address your 2nd biggest trading partner?

Yesterday was the day that the much anticipated 22nd China-EU Summit took place. As this year marks the 45th anniversary of diplomatic relations between China and the EU, the EU-China Summit had been initially scheduled to take place earlier in March but was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. Yesterday, the Summit took place through […]

Missions of Our Time Shared by China and EU

This article was published first at The European Sting and was written on the Occasion of 45th Anniversary of Establishment of China-EU Diplomatic Ties by the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary and Head of Mission of the People’s Republic of China to the European Union, His Excellency Mr. Zhang Ming. The opinions expressed in this article belong […]

Can a package from China cause Coronavirus infection? Debunking the top 7 Coronavirus myths!

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Poorvaprabha Patil, a 4th year medical student at Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, India. She is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the writer and do not necessarily reflect […]

COVID-19 Update: Amidst coronavirus bleeding, Trump’s administration is desperately looking for scapegoats

The third week of April has found 2.4 million people globally contracting COVID-19, while more than 160,000 have tragically lost their lives due to the pandemic. More than half of the fatalities are witnessed in Europe with around 100,000 deceased whereas the US has exceeded a total of 40,000 casualties. At the same time, China, […]

This South Korean city once had the biggest coronavirus outbreak outside of China. Now it’s reported zero new cases

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Josh Smith, Journalist, Daegu, in South Korea, was host to the first large coronavirus outbreak outside of China. The city has reported a total of 6,807 cases since the outbreak started there in late February. On 10th April, […]

COVID-19 Update: Solidarity and Joint Efforts Shall be the Main Theme For China and Europe in the Fight Against the Outbreak

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by a Chinese diplomat from the Department of Europe of China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The opinions expressed within reflect the writer’s views and not necessarily The European Sting’s position on the issue. As the COVID-19 epidemic keeps spreading, Europe has become the epicenter of the global […]

To Fight the Pandemic, Put Trust and Cooperation Before Politics

This article was published first at The European Sting and was written by the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary and Head of Mission of the People’s Republic of China to the European Union, His Excellency Mr. Zhang Ming. The opinions expressed in this article belong to our distinguished writer. This spring is never going to be […]

Pandemic declared as infections slow in China. Today’s 7 coronavirus updates

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. As coronavirus continues to spread across the globe, here are some of the latest headlines, resources and stories to help you arm yourself with the best information. 1. WHO officially declares coronavirus a pandemic As the WHO classified the […]

China’s response shows how bold decision-making can contain coronavirus

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sean Fleming, Senior Writer, Formative Content A series of strict lockdowns restricted people’s movements. Social media apps were used to control how people moved around. New infection rates are now lower than in around 15 other countries. The […]

Facts, not fear, will stop COVID-19 – so how should we talk about it?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Robin Pomeroy, Journalist, World Economic Forum “Words matter”: World Health Organization issues guidelines to media. Stick to the facts, don’t spread rumours, and avoid stigmatizing patients. Poor information could help disease spread; good info could help halt it. […]

Coronavirus (COVID-19) update: Busting the myth by looking at the facts

Finally, some good news about the new coronavirus pneumonia outbreak (COVID-19). According to Reuters, China’s National Health Commission reported a substantial drop of 77% in new coronavirus cases last week, as the number of new cases in China dropped last Wednesday to 394 from 1,749 on the previous day. According to CNN’s most recent report, […]

This is how the tech giants are helping tackle coronavirus

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sean Fleming, Senior Writer, Formative Content Tech giants are preventing the spread of false information. The search for a vaccine is everyone’s top priority. Jack Ma has donated $14m to help find a vaccine. Some of the biggest […]

This is what different countries are doing to stop coronavirus from spreading

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Rosamond Hutt, Senior Writer, Formative Content Wenzhou, more than 800km from the coronavirus epicentre in Wuhan, is the latest Chinese city to go into lockdown. Some countries are denying entry to foreign visitors who have been in China […]

China has announced ambitious plans to cut single-use plastic

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Joe Myers, Writer, Formative Content China has announced a phased ban on various types of single-use plastic. It joins numerous other countries in introducing bans. The move to a circular economy is vital to reduce plastic pollution. The […]

What we know about the Wuhan coronavirus and urgent plans to develop a vaccine

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Samantha Sault, Writer, Washington DC and Geneva The virus first appeared in a seafood market in Wuhan, China The virus is thought to have crossed to humans from bats Developing a vaccine is now a priority The spread […]

The future of energy is being shaped in Asia

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Francois Austin, Partner, Oliver Wyman A Frenchman is credited with being the first to discover the photovoltaic effect that produces electricity from sunlight. The first solar panel was built in the US. But when Abu Dhabi decided to […]

In 2020 Asia will have the world’s largest GDP. Here’s what that means

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Praneeth Yendamuri, Partner, Bain & Company & Zara Ingilizian, Head of Shaping the Future of Consumption; Member of the Executive Committee, World Economic Forum Business must adapt to a rapidly growing middle class changing consumer behaviour and profiles. […]