TARA Westover grew up in the shadow of a mountain. Born and raised in rural Idaho to a fundamentalist Mormon family, she spent much of her childhood canning peaches and prepping for the end of the...

COMMENTARY

THE deterioration of US-China relations in recent years has rekindled an old question: are the two countries friends or foes?

UNTIL the end of May, I was the chairman of a logistics company. At any one time, there are hundreds of thousands of containers floating across the Pacific. Because of the trade war, sometimes we...

A COUNTRY'S infrastructure is a public asset and thus cannot be best provided for by the private sector. The government and public capital must play the key leading role, but this does not mean...

THIS week, I am in Chongqing to co-chair the 15th Joint Council for Bilateral Cooperation (JCBC) with Chinese Vice-Premier Han Zheng. We will also be co-chairing the Joint Steering Council (JSC)...

CHINA'S Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) seeks to provide infrastructure-centred public goods to encourage the global flow of resources and pave a new way towards global development.

THINKCHINA

IN A 1989 essay, which was expanded into a 1992 book, Francis Fukuyama famously announced "the end of history", declaring Western-style liberal democracy to be the most reliable political system...

THE ongoing tensions between the United States and China are not just about trade, but also global influence and China's place in the new international order, according to a senior minister; and...