China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) is far more than an instrument of Chinese foreign economic and development policy, argues Mher D Sahakyan
Russian President Vladimir Putin offers birthday greetings to Chinese leader Xi Jinping before the CICA plenary session in Dushanbe, June 15, 2019
What happens when the Fourth Industrial Revolution collides with the need and desire to improve the state of the world?
The Global South, particularly China and other Asian countries, is more active in conflict prevention and resolution
Collaboration between traditional Chinese medicine and the West could offer opportunities to improve healthcare and lower primary care costs
The dangers of connectivity: Are digital technology and the obsession with mobile devices and apps responsible for human cognitive decline?
For the future of work to be inclusive, efforts are required to promote diversity and address the low level of participation of women at all stages of the development of Fourth Industrial Revolution technologies such as artificial intelligence and automation. Brigid Trenerry, Gayathri Haridas and Sun Sun Lim of the Singapore University of Technology and Design stress the importance of preventing biases and existing prejudices from being built into technological applications.
While the US president may want to forge an agreement soon to boost his re-election hopes, Xi Jinping is in no rush.
Foreign ministers including US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (4th from left) and China's Wang Yi (far right) demonstrate ASEAN centrality
Tackling development challenges such as climate change and ageing demographics requires an understanding of the many different factors contributing to the problem. Global solutions are not always the answer – local approaches combined with systems thinking can prove more effective, writes veteran management consultant Arun Maira, Chairman of HelpAge International, a global NGO aimed at helping the elderly lead dignified lives.
Domestic politics trumps diplomacy: Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has taken a strong line on Korea to boost his approval ratings