To an extent, the legacy of Chinese President Xi Jinping and the Communist Party rests on the country’s new global plan.
While China has so far secured support from a number of governments for its Belt and Road Initiative, the recent forum in Beijing also highlighted some obstacles to its advancement.
Environmental destruction is a negative externality to be isolated and managed. Here, Native Americans at Standing Rock defend sacred land from a proposed oil pipeline.
Today’s ugly politics are not a backlash against global capitalism, they’re an open embrace of the racism and greed that has always underpinned so-called global governance.
Luxury exists in most human societies throughout the world but in different forms.
Luxury is a global phenomenon present in all societies in various forms.
Vinyards in the Sancerre wine-growing region of France.
The latest figures on the world wine market confirm that the industry is undergoing considerable change, with European countries finding their positions and strategies challenged by the new world..
One of Japan’s biggest food trends right now is Bulgarian yoghurt.
City foodsters/Kakigōri Kanna/Flickr
How a simple bacterium traveled across time and space to become Japan’s latest food fad.
The rise in nationalism. Brexit and Trump. Reactionary far-right parties wooing millions of voters around the world. The facts on the ground are clear: globalisation – and the international economic and…
War, Ford, fascism, Reaganomics, the pink tide, the EU, debt crises, rights-based activism, a fierce backlash… none of this is new.
We may think of current reactionary politics as radical and new, but unchecked mercantilism has always elicited a fierce backlash from both left and right. Here’s what history tells us about today.
Health workers during the 2014-2016 Ebola outbreak in West Africa. The Chinese view of and response to epidemics differs markedly from that developed in the West.
Not every country prepares for global health threats in the same way.
No rest for the weary in a 24/7 economy.
Ever more people are stuck with shift work in a globalised economy that operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
An Angolan importer buying Havaianas in the market of Brás, São Paulo, Brazil.
Léa Barreau Tran
Brazilian soap operas are wildly popular in Portuguese-speaking Angola, influencing women’s fashion and creating a business opportunity for thousands of Angolan female entrepreneurs.
Is the sun setting on globalisation?
A fundamental insight into the distributive effects of free trade from almost 90 years ago.