Beijing residents with a variety of approaches to urban air pollution.
In recent years the number of motor vehicles – and the pollution they generate – has grown astronomically, leading some citydwellers to wear facemasks in the hopes of protecting themselves. So do they work?
North Korea’s Kim Jong Un called Trump a ‘dotard.’
KCNA via Reuters
The latest salvo of insults and threats between President Trump and North Korea's Kim brought the region a little bit closer to war. China, North Korea's closest trading partner, may be the only way out.
Rostow, front right, visited Vietnam in 1961.
AP Photo/Fred Waters
Walt Rostow argued communism was incompatible with economic development and was influential in persuading Presidents Kennedy and Johnson to get more involved in Vietnam.
Brazilian President Temer, Russian President Putin, Chinese President Xi Jinping, South Africa’s President Zuma and Indian Prime Minister Modi.
The promise of BRICS was that it would usher in a new approach to development. But after meeting annually for the last nine years there's no sign that the old order has been challenged.
The world has much to learn from the maturity, restraint and negotiation skills of one small country facing two superpowers
An illustration photo of Bitcoin (virtual currency) coins
The recent crackdown on cryptocurrencies in China is a prelude to the assertion of control over this area by the Chinese authorities.
Regulation and oversight could be the saviour or the death of a Bitcoin and others.
Cyclists on Melbourne’s Obikes next to Federation square
There is more to bike-share schemes than first meets the eye. As they grow in global popularity, the economic models behind them become increasingly diversified.
In this April 15, 2017, file photo, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un waves during a military parade in Pyongyang, North Korea.
(AP Photo/Wong Maye-E, File)
China could win unprecedented global credibility by emerging as the champion of an international effort that fixes the North Korea problem once and for all. Does it have the moxie?
Graduate School EdUHK/Flickr
In a complex system, academics and doctoral students must take part in collaborative efforts to succeed in their projects. Feedback after a seminar in Hong Kong.
Japan's security is based on the guarantee that America will protect it, come what may – but that guarantee may no longer be reliable.
Chinese leader Xi Jinping speaks at the BRICS summit in Xiamen.
China is probably no more fond of the North Korean regime than the Americans are, but it is walking a fine line between managing both nations and ensuring its own continued rise.
Apple’s products would be a lot more expensive if the U.S. didn’t trade with China.
The president said he's considering ending trade with any country that does business with North Korea. Here's why that will never happen.
A Japanese man watches a TV news program on a public screen in Tokyo showing North Korean leader Kim Jong Un amid reports the North Korean leader has inspected a hydrogen bomb meant for a new intercontinental ballistic missile.
(AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
As North Korea ups the missile ante, it's time for Canada to take a meaningful stand against China's continued sly backing of its atrocious ally.
A delicate building balance.
Investment is essential to African economies, but it can bring risks.
The Sino-Singapore Tianjin Eco-city in Tianjin Binhai New Area, China.
EPA/HOW HWEE YOUNG
Engineering solutions are popular interventions, but cities cannot simply pipe away flood risk. Chinese sponge cities offer a way forward.
EPA/Fred Dufour Jr
China's Xi Jinping has a crucial political manoeuvre to execute at home – and North Korea has stolen the limelight.
North Korea wants the security and prestige of nuclear weapons. It won't give them up.
The leaders of the Brazil-Russia-India-China-South Africa alliance.
The sub-imperial formation called BRICS, which pretends to be a progressive global force could be divided by a series of crises.
Chinese President Xi Jinping in Germany, July 2017.
The future direction of the Chinese Communist Party will be decided at this year's National Congress. The leader may not change but there are key roles up for grabs.