Peter Bachmann

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Will robots create more jobs than they destroy?

As advancing technology changes the face of employment in the 21st century, is the human workforce being made obsolete?<p><i>Martin Ford is the founder of a Silicon Valley software firm and the author of</i> The Rise of the Robots: Technology and the Threat of Mass Unemployment<i>. Geoff Colvin is senior editor</i> …

The Future

China has officially ruined everything for everybody

We know China is big. By some measures, China is now a bigger chunk of the global economy than the US.<p>But it’s also slowing.<p>This slowdown matters. A lot. China is the world’s largest consumer of—in no particular order—copper, steel, iron ore, automobiles, aluminum, mobile phones, nickel, rice, …

Stock Markets

JD.com launches online store to sell U.S. products to customers in China

JD.com launches online store to sell U.S. products to customers in China<p>JD.com, Chinese e-commerces company, launches a new online store to sell U.S. …

China

Uber escapes China taxi app crackdown

It looks like Uber has escaped China's crackdown on taxi-hailing apps.<p>China's Ministry of Transport posted new guidelines on Friday that prohibit private cars and unlicensed vehicles from offering services through ride-hailing apps.<p>But for now, Uber's China "business is running as usual," said …

China

How the 'Internet with Chinese Characteristics' Is Rupturing the Web

China is openly undermining the United States' vision of a free and open Internet. Motivated by maintaining the fragile balance between information control, social and political stability, and continued modernization and economic growth for an online population of over 600 million, the Chinese …

After building China's railways, giant CRCC flexes muscles abroad | Reuters

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - (This version of the Dec. 3 has been corrected to change figure in third paragraph from the bottom for project suspensions in Libya to $3.55 billion, not $12 billion)<p>It will take more than the abrupt cancellation of a high-speed train deal with Mexico to derail China Railway …

Guest post: what if conventional wisdom on China is wrong?

<i>By Andy Rothman, Matthews Asia</i><p>After two decades of 10 per cent GDP growth, followed by average growth of over 8 per cent, conventional wisdom is that …

China Used More Concrete In 3 Years Than The U.S. Used In The Entire 20th Century [Infographic]

China produces and consumes about 60 percent of the world’s cement — the Three Gorges Dam alone required 16 million tonnes of it. To put China’s massive 21st century construction splurge and concrete consumption into perspective, Bill Gates made a mind-blowing comparison.<p>According to his blog, …

Bloomberg.com

Leonid Bershidsky<p>Putin’s Anti-Trump Support Group Fails to Jell<p>The global leaders meeting in St. Petersburg had little in common except their growing …

China wants to build a train system near you

Choo-choo! China is combining two giant state-owned railcar companies with an eye toward gobbling up major foreign contracts.<p>The railcar firms, CSR and CNR Corps., have reportedly filed an application for a merger to the Chinese government. Although this still requires government approval, it's …

Chinese Authorities Are Now Going After Multinationals' Tax Practices

For years it has been pretty sweet to be a multinational firm in China. Local authorities, in their haste to attract investments, used to offer all sorts of preferential treatments to foreign companies. Now the tide has turned. Chinese officials, following a recent spate of anti-trust …

Guest post: China’s debt time bomb – the fall out

By Gabriel Sterne and Alessandro Theiss, Oxford Economics<p>If there was a financial crisis in China, the government could take a big hit, transferring …

How China Is Expanding Its Influence In Global Solar Market

China, the world’s largest carbon polluter, also is becoming an even bigger player in the solar energy business as it expands its control of the solar equipment manufacturing worldwide.<p>A unit of China National Chemical Corp. announced yesterday a plan to buy Norway-based REC Solar for $640 million. …

China opens its $4.2-trillion capital markets to foreign investment

With a bang of gongs in Shanghai and Hong Kong, China opened up the country's $4.2-trillion capital markets to foreign investment in what is viewed as one of the largest Chinese financial developments in recent years.<p>Through what is called the Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock Connect, investors on either …

Hong Kong

China's 'Fox Hunt' grabs 288 suspects in worldwide anti-graft net | Reuters

BEIJING (Reuters) - China has arrested 288 fugitives suspected of committing economic crimes as part of an aggressive anti-corruption effort aimed at individuals who have fled abroad, the official government news agency Xinhua said.<p>A Chinese national flag flutters in front of a construction site in …

Map: The world’s longest train journey now begins in China

On Nov. 18, an 82-container freight train left the eastern Chinese industrial city of Yiwu. It was embarking on a landmark journey that is supposed to end 21 days later, in December, in Madrid. The distance the train covers — more than 6,200 miles — marks the longest route taken by a freight train, …

The next big thing for China's wealthy: Etiquette classes

For the wealthy Chinese, it's no longer enough to look the part. They're now paying big bucks to learn how to act the part too.<p>Increased global travel, business expansions and mounting interest in Western education has led China's middle and upper classes to seek out etiquette professionals to …

WEBLOG WITH DAILY UPDATES OF THE NEWS ON A HARMONIOUS, SOCIALIST SOCIETY, FROM THE PERSPECTIVE OF INTERNET ENTREPRENEUR, NEW MEDIA ADVISOR AND PRINCIPAL OF THE CHINA SPEAKERS BUREAU FONS TUINSTRA

Everyone wants social fame and money. The Internet has made it possible to surface the talent which used to be hidden before. Now, anyone who got to …

BJP delegation leaves for China

<b>New Delhi, Nov 15 (IANS)</b> A delegation of BJP lawmakers Saturday left for China on a week-long visit to support efforts to remove "minor irritants" …

India