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Opinion

1 year ago

What is Xi Jinping thought?

In October 2017, at the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China, the CPC enshrined in its constitution a new political doctrine: “Xi...
1 year ago

How Germany lost its Einsteins

Why has Germany, the land of history-making innovators like Johannes Gutenberg and Albert Einstein, not produced high-tech giants like Google, Amazon, or...
1 year ago

Reimagining Davos

I do not attend the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos. But my sense is that, as in previous years, this year’s participants ended up...
1 year ago

Two cheers for population decline

Since China abolished its one-child policy on January 1, 2016, annual births, after a temporary increase to 17.86 million that year, have actually fallen,...
1 year ago

When will China achieve quality growth?

Even before the 2008 global financial crisis laid bare the limits of China’s export-oriented growth model, the country’s leaders were stressing the need...
1 year ago

An Italian warning for France

The support from Italy’s populist leaders for the “Yellow Vest” protests in France is a sad first in the history of the European Union. Never before...
1 year ago

The threat of a eurozone recession

National statistical offices and international organisations are busy revising down their growth forecasts for Europe this year and next. Although they are...