Foreign Views


Why care about corporate social responsibility?

WHY the cynicism? Consider this real setting: About 25 owners and top executives of medium-sized companies have come together to discuss sustainability. An executive for a major oil company presents his ...

January 18, 2018, Thursday


Opportunities and challenges along the Ice Silk Road

A crucial task for China in the Arctic is to guarantee both sustainable and profitable development in the most sensitive region of the world. Shipping patterns, Nordic-China investment cooperation and ...

January 17, 2018, Wednesday


Stop, breathe, and be mindful

MANY of us who enter New Year make auspicious and ambitious resolutions. Be it weight management, a healthy diet, physical exercise, improving professional skills, quitting smoking, drinking or drugs, ...

January 12, 2018, Friday


A remembrance: the day I almost died

THIRTY-FIVE years ago this morning (January 8) — an overcast, chilly, but precipitation-free Saturday — I was making my weekly run to the grocery store for provisions in my hometown of Davenport when, ...

January 11, 2018, Thursday


Staying alert is no longer enough to react to an ambiguous business environment

WHAT do you do if Amazon, Google, Uber or Airbnb are expanding into your company’s field? Or a new regulation changes the rules in your ecosystem, opening the door to new competition? The temptation ...

January 10, 2018, Wednesday


Trump’s tax reforms put dollars before people

NEVER has a piece of legislation labeled as both a tax cut and a reform been received with as much disapproval and derision as the bill passed by the US Congress and signed into law by President Donald ...

January 9, 2018, Tuesday


Being ill and poor in the US just got more expensive

THE biggest losers from the GOP tax plans would be the 87 million middle class families facing higher taxes, plus the 13 million people who would lose their healthcare. The biggest winners? Millionaires ...

January 9, 2018, Tuesday


Get trade multilateralism out of its crisis

There is no second opinion that trade multilateralism is in crisis. This was proved again at the recently concluded unsuccessful ministerial conference of the WTO (World Trade Organization) members in ...

January 8, 2018, Monday


The US playing Scrooge with the UN will hurt itself, and the world

THIS Christmas, America’s gift to the world was a US$285 million cut in the United Nations’ regular budget. Technically, the UN regular budget reflects a consensus decision of the body’s 193 member states, ...

January 5, 2018, Friday


High time to rethink ‘cultural flagships’ and put people back into urban planning

EDITOR’S note: This article is adapted from the author’s original version — “A Personal (European) Glance on Urban Development Policies in China” — published in the journal of Urban Planning International ...

January 4, 2018, Thursday




 

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