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What Your Kids Really Think About Your Career

We interviewed 11 kids of working parents to find out what they really think about their parents’ jobs.<p>The makeup of families has shifted in the the last few decades.<p>In the U.S., 46% of two-parent families have both parents working full time. With both parents working, tackling family obligations …

Parenting

Tesla may build cars in China within the next two years

Tesla Motors primarily manufactures its cars in California, but CEO Elon Musk intends to change that. As reported by <i>The Wall Street Joural</i> Musk said that Tesla will start building autos in China as a way to offer its cars to the country at lower prices. He believes that a local production facility …

Elon Musk Wants to Begin Producing Tesla Cars in China

Tesla Motors could begin producing cars in China in two years, chief executive Elon Musk said, adding that local production had the potential to slash the sales prices of its models in the world's largest auto market by a third.<p>Tesla's negotiations with officials on Chinese production have been …

Tesla

Tesla's most absurd-sounding feature will actually help it sell a ton of cars in China

The Model X's Falcon Wing door is as much of a showstopper as any feature ever installed in an automobile. But for China, the car's party piece will be its Bioweapon Defense Mode.<p>It is not because wealthy Chinese live in fear of an anthrax attack. The problem they face is far more mundane.<p>According …

Tesla
Green Energy

Sorry China, The Yuan Still Has Ways To Go Before Replacing The Dollar

There is growing expectation that the International Monetary Fund’s inclusion of China’s Renmimbi (RMB) in its basket of reserve used by the central banks of IMF members for Special Drawing Rights (SDR) represents a watershed moment in global finance and even China’s emergence as an economic …

China

China's Cloning Factory Could One Day Produce Humans On Demand

A large factory where humans could be produced on mass according to commercial demand - no, this is not a spoiler for Hollywood's next science …

Biotechnology

China's recent smog gets the attention, but climate change, more broadly, could have a major impact there

Recent scenes of Beijing smog so thick it made noon look like an apocalyptic dusk, were a vivid reminder to world leaders meeting at the climate change summit in Paris, of the urgent need is to reduce both greenhouse gases and the particulates that cause smog.<p>China’s own scientists and experts have …

Xi Jinping

How China’s slowing economy could help battle climate change

When economic historians look back on the first 15 years of the 21st century, here’s the headline: China built a lot of stuff and most everyone else bought that stuff.<p>Last summer though, that model looked like it was crashing to a halt. The Shanghai Stock Exchange plunged sharply, pulling down …

Council on Foreign Relations

You Can't Understand China Unless You Know How the Communist Party Thinks

<i>This article is adapted from a speech entitled "Catching up with the Times and the Communist Party of China" at the Second "Understanding China" International Conference held in Beijing in early November.</i><p>BEIJING -- To understand where China is headed over the coming years, one must also understand …

China
Books

Is Capitalism Ending?

“Without us noticing, we are entering the post-capitalist era,” writes Paul Mason in the <i>Guardian</i> in an article entitled “The End of Capitalism Has Begun.” “At the heart of further change to come,” he continues, “ is information technology, new ways of working and the sharing economy. The old ways …

Innovation

Mark My Words: Conscious Creative Cursing

“Powerful people can do more, say more, and have their speech count for more than the powerless.” -Rae Langton<p>Have you ever said “that’s so lame”? As …