Conveyors carry mixed plastic into a device that will shred recycle them at a plastics recycling plant in Vernon, California.
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Since China stopped importing 'foreign garbage' in March 2018, scrap – especially plastic – has built up in the US. Will this shock trigger long-overdue investments in plastic recycling here?
Crazy Rich Asians depicts cosmopolitan rich Asians with complex humanities.
Crazy Rich Asians is an entertaining film, but also has been a long time coming. The struggle for Asian representation in Hollywood and Broadway started more than 55 years ago.
EPA-EFE/Jim Lo Scalzo
The US tech giants are increasingly in the EU's regulatory crosshairs.
At time of writing, Delta’s website offers flights to ‘Taipei,’ but includes no country name – as this screenshot of its website shows.
China is using new ways to undermine Taiwan's territorial status.
Kenya’s debt levels are rising at an alarming rate.
Kenya's heavy debt burden is worrisome and could damage its economy in the long-term.
Tariffs may help certain industries, but their broader impact on middle- and lower-income consumers is generally harmful.
The president says he's fighting his trade war because a generation of free trade has failed working-class Americans. An economist explains why tariffs will only make things worse.
Google's secret plan to comply with Chinese censorship laws betrays the values that helped create the tech giant.
In this July 2018 photo, U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin are seen at a news conference after their meeting at the Presidential Palace in Helsinki.
(AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)
Vladimir Putin may well have something on Donald Trump. But their close ties could also be about oil prices and Trump's efforts to get Russia to ends it alliance with China.
The 10th BRICS Summit delivered a mixed bag when judged on what it said on key issues, like global governance and trade.
Farmer Michael Petefish walks through one of his soybean fields in southern Minnesota.
AP Photo/Jim Mone
The Trump administration's promise of $12 billion in aid to offset losses from retaliatory tariffs will not make up for the long-term consequences of a prolonged trade war.
Researchers release a balloon carrying instruments to measure ozone levels above Antarctica.
Almost 30 years ago the world responded to the realisation that our ozone layer was in trouble. The resulting Montreal Protocol was a rare example of global cooperation, but there's no room for complacency.
U.S. President Donald Trump, seen on the South Lawn of the White House on July 27, 2018, is eroding American diplomacy with his penchant for what’s known as hard power over soft power.
(AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
Donald Trump is eroding American diplomacy and what's known as soft power. Here's how that may result in a new world order.
China’s President Xi Jinping and South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa are expected to push for stronger ties at the 10th BRICS Summit.
The BRICS bloc can't be written off. At the same time it shouldn't be romanticised, given its internal challenges.
Uyghurs protesting against Chinese re-education camps in front of Parliament House in Adelaide this year.
The re-education centres are linked to a return to core Communist ideology under President Xi Jinping and party obsession with 'stability maintenance'.
Chinese President Xi Jinping on a state visit to Pretoria ahead of the summit.
With international trade facing its greatest threat in decades, this club of China, Brazil, Russia, South Africa and India will have much to say about it.
Will facial recognition software make the world a safer place, as tech firms are claiming, or will it make the marginalized more vulnerable and monitored?
Facial recognition software is an Orwellian concept that will monitor and regulate the public. Most disturbing is the recent announcement by China to use it in school systems.
China’s aspirations of global dominance will hit a snag given the world’s other major powers identify democratic values as central to their national identies. Only China and Russia do not. Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping in Beijing in June 2018.
(AP Photo/Dake Kang)
New research suggests the values and identities of the world's great powers present a major barrier to China's aspirations of global domination. Do not bet on China’s hegemonic prospects just yet.
Importantly, the new strategy is ambitious, and will be led by, at least for now, the governments of Malcolm Turnbull and Narendra Modi.
A new government report outlines a strategy for the Australia-India relationship, and reminds is that India is not China, and must be considered in its own right.
Earth: One Amazing Day – the first film completed under the Sino-British co-production agreement.
Earth Film Productions
After a co-production treaty was signed in 2013, a vast new market is beginning to open up.
The U.S. is the biggest destination for Chinese foreign investment.
Jason Lee/Pool Photo via AP
Chinese investment in the US has never been high, but the ongoing trade war could dampen it further, with significant long-term repercussions.