Greening the Belt and Road is essential to our climate’s future

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ma Jun, Chief Economist, People’s Bank of China Climate change is the battle of the century. According to a 2018 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change special report, the global temperature rise will likely 1.5°C as early as 2030. We […]

This is how much the US-China trade war could cost the world, according to new research

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Charlotte Edmond, Formative Content The US-China trade war does not appear to be edging closer to a resolution. Both sides have failed to find a compromise so far, while rising tariffs have been jolting financial markets. And as the […]

Most people on the internet live in this country

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Emma Charlton, Senior Writer, Formative Content More than half the world’s population now has access to the internet – and the biggest chunk of those people are based in China. There are 3.8 billion internet users in the world, […]

3 unexpected consequences of the US-China trade war

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Emma Charlton, Senior Writer, Formative Content Almost 10,000 kilometres separate the winemakers in California’s Napa Valley and consumers in Beijing. Even so, they’re both affected by the trade war between the two largest economies in the world. The stand-off […]

China is picking up the fight against rare diseases

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Pius Hornstein, General Manager and Country Chair, Sanofi China “Health is a prerequisite for people’s all-round development and a precondition for economic and social development.” So noted President Xi Jinping in an address to the senior leaders of the Chinese […]

China by numbers: 10 facts to help you understand the superpower today

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Douglas Broom, Senior Writer, Formative Content China, home to almost a fifth of the world’s population, is a country of superlatives. Forty years of economic growth, at an average of nearly 10% a year, has transformed the country into a […]

Can North Korea and the U.S. strike a nuclear deal?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jean H. Lee, Director, Hyundai Motor-Korea Foundation Center for Korean History and Public Policy, Woodrow Wilson Center After two high-profile summits between President Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un, both sides still appear to be far apart on […]

These countries are the most peaceful – in 3 charts

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 Nearly a billion people live in areas with high or very high exposure to climate hazards, according to the Global Peace Index 2019. An estimated 971 million are at risk of extreme weather and […]

How the digital economy is shaping a new Bangladesh

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Azaz Zaman, Lecturer of Finance, Bangladesh Army International University of Science and Technology With the advent of rapid digitalization, many developing countries like Bangladesh are focusing on the digital economy: a global market for digital outsourcing. The digitalization of […]

Trump blocks US warmongers from bombing Iran

Last week the American military-industrial complex (MIC) was ‘cocked & loaded’ to attack key targets in Iran, after Tehran downed a US military unmanned spy drone. Of course, the two sides clash over the exact position of the drone’s hit. However, the Iranians should have avoided hitting an American war machine outside of their air […]

How global tech can drive local healthcare innovation in China

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Andy Ho, CEO, Philips Greater China With an ageing population rapidly increasing the rate of disease, China’s healthcare system is ripe for innovation. From established corporations to fledgling startups, all recognize the potential for digital technologies, such as […]

Indian cities are running out of water

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Johnny Wood, Senior Writer, Formative Content India is experiencing one of the worst droughts in its history, with soaring temperatures threatening crops, livestock and people. Thousands of villagers have abandoned their homes in a desperate search for water as the […]

China’s lead in the global solar race – at a glance

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Charlotte Edmond, Formative Content In the space of 25 years, China will have gone from having virtually no solar panels to leading the world by a margin of more than 100%. Image: Wood Mackenzie Estimates from market intelligence […]

The world’s largest bus system is starting to go electric

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 Jakarta is trialling electric buses on some routes as part of a strategy to make the city more eco-friendly. With almost 200 million passengers a year, the Indonesian capital has the world’s largest […]

Israel is joining forces with Arab states to save coral from climate change destruction

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Johnny Wood, Senior Writer, Formative Content Scientists from Israel and neighbouring Arab countries are joining forces to save Red Sea coral reefs from the threat of climate change. The alliance is the brainchild of Moaz Fine, an Israeli professor […]

A quarter of Americans have no retirement savings

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Charlotte Edmond, Formative Content A quarter of non-retired adult Americans have no retirement savings or pension at all. Only 36% think their savings are on track. While financial preparedness increases with age, a new report from the US Federal Reserve […]

What brands get wrong about China – and how to put it right

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ruby Chui, Partner, Brandnographer & Lyra Jiang, Research Lead, Brandnographer In April, Burger King was forced to pull a promotional video it had aired in New Zealand following an angry reaction from consumers living 11,000km away. The video, which […]

Who is to pay for Trump’s trade war against China?

The US President Donald Trump and the big American tech companies have raised the stakes this week in the ongoing Pacific war. Japanese and South Korean tech giants have also joined the Americans in black listing Huawei and other Chinese companies in an all out war against China. As expected, Japan supports the US policy […]

Where America’s refugees came from in 2018

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 Historically, the United States has resettled more refugees than any other country. Since the creation of the United States Refugee Admissions Program (USRAP) in 1980, it has taken in 3 million of the […]

China rare earth prices soar on their potential role in trade war

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Tom Daly, Reporter, Reuters & Shivani Singh, Reporter, Reuters Chinese rare earth prices are set to climb further beyond multi-year highs hit following a flurry of state media reports that Beijing could weaponize its supply-dominance of the prized minerals […]

Trump in London poisons UK and Europe

The unbelievable American President, while on a full state visit to Britain, didn’t hesitate to target the British crown jewel which is the country’s health system, the National Health Service. Trump plainly said he wants Britain out of the European Union, in order to open the NHS budget for the American health contractors to scavenge. […]

Who gains when the US and China fight over trade?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Douglas Broom, Senior Writer, Formative Content China and the United States are at a trade stand-off after both countries have implemented hundreds of billions of dollars in tariffs on each other’s goods over the past year. The US is […]

South Africa’s cabinet is now 50% women for the first time ever

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 For the first time in South Africa’s history, women now make up half of the government’s cabinet, following changes implemented by recently-elected president Cyril Ramaphosa. One of the women appointed to a ministerial position […]

Rare earths are the new battlefront in the US-China trade war. But what are they?

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 China dominates the rare earth market, responsible for around 80% of the world’s supply – something it is keenly aware of. As the trade war between the US and China rolls on, rare […]

The US will impose tariffs on Mexico, says President Trump

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Steve Holland, Reuters & Frank Jack Daniel, Reporter, Reuters U.S. President Donald Trump, responding to a surge of illegal immigrants across the southern border, vowed on Thursday to impose a tariff on all goods coming from Mexico, starting at […]

Trump’s America divides the world, bullies China and Europe

The American administration in concerted action at the end of last week told everybody, how they want the world to function, singling out foes and friends. Leading members of the Trump executives attacked China, Germany and the EU. Washington, probably, senses that those global entities are able to withstand and effectively counter the wider American […]

Climate change is destroying a barrier that protects the US from hurricanes

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 The US East Coast could soon be pounded by more intense and destructive hurricanes than ever before. The cause: greenhouse gases, which researchers say are disrupting patterns of air circulation known as wind […]

More than 30 years of US trade with China, in one chart

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 The ongoing US-China trade dispute has put into sharp focus one of the world’s most consequential trade relationships – and the impact any disruption can have on the global economy. The relationship itself […]

Why Trump’s tariffs are good news for US garlic farmers

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Unlike millions of other U.S. farmers, garlic growers are profiting from the trade war with China and have cheered President Donald Trump’s latest economic attack accordingly. Sales of California-grown garlic are now increasing after decades of losing ground to […]

The result of European Elections 2019 seals the end of the business as usual era in Brussels

On the morrow of the European election 2019, the ballots showed to Brussels that it will not anymore continue to do tax free business as usual for long. 10 years after the global economic crisis, this election’s result shows that the excuse that austerity brought disappoitnment which subsequently lead towards the rise of far right […]

India is investing more money in solar power than coal for first time

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Charlotte Edmond, Formative Content In India coal is king. It powers huge swathes of the country and its use is still rising. But there are signs that coal’s dominance might one day be challenged. India’s investments in renewable sources […]

We must help developing countries escape commodity dependence

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Pamela Coke-Hamilton, Director, Division on International Trade and Commodities, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) Commodities are the basic products that underpin both our material progress and our everyday lives. – from the cereals at your table, […]

How trade tariffs could help combat climate change

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Shang-Jin Wei As Australia heads toward a federal election on May 18, the national debate on cutting carbon dioxide emissions is heating up. Yet the discussion highlights the limits of what Australia or any other individual country can […]