EU-US ties to break over Iran; Democrats’ electoral win may not change it

After last Tuesday’s midterm elections in the United States, the Republicans of President Donald Trump lost the House of Representatives to the Democratic Party. The vote was turned out into a referendum for the Trump administration, and the GOP lost the full control of the two chamber Congress. From now on, the White House will […]

“An open China brings opportunities to Europe”, a Sting Exclusive 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, on the occasion of China International Import Expo. The opinions expressed in this article belong to the distinguished writer. Sixty years ago, the first major World […]

How energy infrastructure is shaping geopolitics in East Asia

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Miyeon Oh, Director and Senior Fellow of the Asia Security Initiative, Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security, Atlantic Council Large-scale, cross-border energy infrastructure connects states in long-term relationships. A choice of a pipeline route or a decision about […]

The collision of these 3 geographies is creating a new world order

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Samir Saran, President, Observer Research Foundation (ORF) For the past seven decades, the world has been moulded by a strong, transatlantic relationship with the US and EU underwriting the terms of peace, stability and economic prosperity. The success […]

China has made a shocking food production discovery – electro culture

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sean Fleming, Senior Writer, Formative Content The country with the world’s largest population also has the largest number of mouths to feed. That calls for increased food production. But increased food production means increased use of resources – […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

From Kenya to China, here’s why countries should start working together on AI

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ganesh Bell, President, Uptake Artificial intelligence, or AI, is driving massive shifts across the globe, and every day more questions arise. The narrative in the media focuses heavily on an “AI arms race”, with the US and China […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

Trump rejects Europe’s offer for zero car tariffs; he had personally tabled that idea in July

The US-Mexico trade agreement, with or without Canada on board, targets Europe aggressively. For one thing, it will make life difficult for the German car companies which produce in Mexican assembly lines and sell in the US. Last Thursday, the European Sting reported the hidden sides of the US-Mexico trade deal in an article entitled, […]

China is building 8 new airports a year

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Emma Charlton, Writer China will become the world’s largest aviation market by 2022, according to the International Air Transport Association, as an expanding middle class and government support for the sector fuel demand for flights and airport construction. […]

US-China trade war at point of no return: Washington’s demands go beyond tariffs

It seems the US-China trade conflict, if not full scale trade war, is entering the phase of no return. Nothing will be as before in the economic and otherwise relations between the two largest economies of the world. Washington appears ready to push its cause to the end, while Beijing still pretends not to understand […]

Trump fines China with $50 billion a year plus some more…

The New Yorker President of ‘America first’, Donald Trump, has figured out the cash China has to pay the US every year, in order to continue exporting her products to the largest market of the globe. It’s something like the ‘protection’ cash New York shopkeepers have to pay the gangs in order to get on […]

The EU sides with China against the US; but has Germany capitulated to America?

If billions of EU penalties on American icon companies and U.S. super tariffs on European cars are strong and aggressive trade weapons, then yes the EU and the U.S. are at all out economic war. As in all wars, the difficult or even impossible thing is to predict its end. Unavoidably, there will be victims […]

High-flyers: China is on top of the world for skyscraper construction

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Adam Jezard, Formative Content China seems determined to reach the stars by building ever-taller skyscrapers. In 2017 it saw the construction of 144 high-rises of more than 200 metres (660 feet) in height, including 15 described as “supertall” […]

China is among the 20 most innovative economies for the first time

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Alex Gray, Formative Content In the last few decades, China has made huge progress in science and technology. This new age of innovation has seen the birth of ‘unicorn’ tech companies like media giant Tencent, the ‘Uber of […]

This Chinese tech giant’s latest gadget is… a bus

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Alex Gray, Formative Content This bulbous blue bus could soon become a regular fixture on China’s roads. One hundred of the self-driving buses have so far trundled off a production facility in Xiamen, in southeast China’s Fujian province, […]

Trump doesn’t only target Germany, aims to crack the entire EU

The EU-US trade war is now deeply dividing Europe between those who export cars to America and those who don’t. Germany and France have for quite some time been at odds, regarding the handling of the latest Donald Trump threat to impose import super-tariffs on cars assembled in Europe. Now, however, their differences are becoming […]

EU and China seize momentum to enhance trade agreements in response to Trump’s administration

The EU-China summit will take place on July 16-17 in Beijing where both parties are going to discuss how to improve their trade and investment relations the moment when Donald Trump’s administration is imposing tariffs all around the world shaking the world and trade order. Chinese and EU leaders have already met in Bulgaria and […]

Trump’s MAGA policy remains unchanged as EU warns to impose additional retaliation tariffs on US products

EU threatened the US last Friday with tariff measures on 294 billion dollars of US exports in case Donald Trump’s administration imposes import tariffs on cars and car parts. The US president seems to be doing whatever possible to cause trade wars all over the world. The Old Continent will continue attempting to persuade Mr […]

Trump goes ahead with plan to undo globalization; targets China and EU

Harley-Davidson motor cycles is the first American iconic company to suffer in more than one way from Trump’s action aimed at reversing the world economic order. It’s a matter of fact by now that the ‘America first’ President seems decided to overturn globalization. In doing so, apart from causing global disorder, he will embarrass a […]

Trump-China trade war lingers upsetting global economy and stock markets

The trade war between US and China has escalated in the last few days when Trump decided to announce tariffs on Chinese goods worthy of 50 billion dollars. The latter was not left unanswered by Beijing that fought back with similar announcements. However, the trade threats continued with the US warning to impose additional tariffs […]