IN JUST three decades, the world has seen the single largest transfer of wealth from one nation state to another ever recorded in history.

THERE is a cliché about the Internet age. "If a product is free, you are the product." This cliché is wrong, argues Shoshana Zuboff, professor emeritus at Harvard Business School, in her book...

FOR a big part of Chinese history, examinations have been used to select government officials, with the imperial examinations being the most well-known example. The system was abolished by the...

ABOUT a month ago, I visited Tiffany and Co's grand exhibition in Shanghai with a friend - just to show the world that "we were there" too. What left a deep impression was the Chinese consumer's...

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.