China holds most world-class patents in five technologies

WNM | Jun 3, 2020 at 9:36 AM

The international balance of power in innovation is shifting. When it comes to world-class patents in important cutting-edge technologies, China is catching up fast or has already overtaken the United States in some areas thanks to its much greater dynamic.

China smog (Ralf Leineweber/Unsplash)

China sees post-lockdown rise in air pollution

WNM | May 18, 2020 at 7:52 AM

China’s levels of some air pollutants have risen back to above last year’s levels after dropping when the government imposed strict lockdown measures to contain the coronavirus pandemic, according to a study.

Stocks fall as U.S.-China tensions threaten rebound

WNM | May 4, 2020 at 12:05 PM

European stock markets and oil prices fell on Monday as a spat between top U.S. officials and China over the origin of the coronavirus fuelled fears of a new trade war, derailing a rebound in global markets.

Coronavirus slows China’s Belt and Road push

WNM | Feb 19, 2020 at 6:15 AM

Travel restrictions to prevent the spread of the disease have idled much of the world’s second-largest economy and choked key elements of President Xi Jinping’s signature Belt and Road Initiative (BRI).