Hong Kong Protests: The View from Beijing

Pollution and a faltering economy are what keep China’s leaders awake at night.

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Nevada Gigafactory Critical to Tesla’s Future

The Tesla Gigafactory in Nevada, soon to be the world’s biggest building, is a huge roll of the dice for Elon Musk.

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Boris Johnson: The Last Betrayal?

Will Boris Johnson really be a Robespierre, as the ardent Brexiteers hope — or convert himself into rational Monsieur Talleyrand?

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Health Consequences of Overwork

Death by overwork affects not only the families of the deceased, but also the industries they worked in and the national economy.

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Germany’s Greens: Long Wave or Short Hype?

Buoyed by its recent election success, could Germany’s Green Party claim the chancellorship when Merkel leaves office?

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China: Standing Up to US on Iran

Chinese purchases of Iranian oil raise tantalizing questions.

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Wall Street and Trump: Two Erratic Forces, Acting in Sync

U.S. stock prices have exhibited a pattern of behavior as erratic as that of the U.S. commander in chief.

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Disgruntled Democracies

Why the problem is far greater than nationalist resurgence.

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May and Nahles: Two Convenient Whipping “Boys”

Women in Europe are still rarely the leaders of well-known parties. Now, the two most prominent of them could possibly leave the political top level in the same week.

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How the German Economy Is Falling Behind

With growth deteriorating, the day of reckoning for Germany’s economic policymakers is approaching fast.

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