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China’s President Xi Jinping at the podium at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. AP Photo/Michel Euler

China steps up as US steps back from global leadership

Leaders are worried US leadership on global issues like climate change will be diminished under President Trump. Experts explain why China is ready to lead, and how that could be a good thing.
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How Uber crashed in China

Uber is exiting the race for dominance in China's ride-hailing market and selling its stake to rival Didi Chuxing.
Africa contributes the least of any continent to climate change – but it also has the least resources to manage it. Shutterstock

Forecast of global trends suggest heavy headwinds for Africa

Scenarios on global trends over the next 20 years point to some serious challenges for Africa. Whatever actually happens, it's important for the continent to put in place mitigation strategies.
Chinalco is one of a number of state-owned enterprises the Communist Party is hoping to overhaul. Christina Hu/Reuters

China’s grip still tight on state-owned enterprises

China has signalled a plan to slim down its state-owned enterprises, but there's no sign yet it's willing to give up any real control.

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