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China Just Handed the World a 111-Million-Ton Trash Problem

Few people consider used plastic to be a valuable global commodity. Yet China has imported 106 million tons of old bags, bottles, wrappers and …

Scoop: Trump tells Macron the EU is "worse" than China

When French President Emmanuel Macron visited Washington, he and President Trump had a tough conversation about trade that foreshadowed the breakdown …

Health Care

How Do I Fix An Employee Who Absolutely Refuses To Listen To My Feedback?

My research has found that 88% of employees say they would want to hear the truth if their job performance was poor. And yet, how many people do you know who actually embrace, and take to heart, tough, pointed, truthful feedback? Very few, I’ll bet.<p>And it’s not just employees; bosses are also very …

Employment

India strikes river, rice deals with China as relations thaw

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - China and India on Saturday settled a dispute over the flood-prone Brahmaputra river that flows from Tibet to Bangladesh in a sign of growing cooperation between them.<p>Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping signed the agreement as they began the …

Anthony Bourdain loved Asia without fetishizing it. And Asia loved him back

Anthony Bourdain was, in many ways, the US’s top ambassador to Asia.<p>The celebrity chef and writer, who stunned the world with his passing yesterday (June 7) at the age of 61, circumnavigated the entire globe to film his TV shows. But he found his most secure footing as a host and a human in the …

Why I am forgiving John McCain

<b>(CNN) —</b> In the years that Senator John McCain was imprisoned and tortured in Vietnam, I was a grade-school kid being beaten up on a playground in suburban New York -- and all because I was Chinese. I was called "gook," "chink," "Viet Cong," "Jap," "ching-chong Chinaman" and "slant-eye."<p>One older …

China increasingly challenges American dominance of science

By Ben Guarino<p>, Reporter<p>Emily Rauhala<p>, Reporter<p>William Wan<p>, Reporter<p>Like many ambitious young scientists, José Pastor-Pareja came to the United States to supercharge his career. At Yale University, he worked in cutting-edge laboratories, collaborated with experts in his field and published in …

China

Could this new Chinese radar system really be used to play God with the weather?

China is building a powerful radar system in the South China Sea that critics say could knock out communication systems, manipulate the weatherand …

The Surprising Power of Questions

Much of an executive’s workday is spent asking others for information—requesting status updates from a team leader, for example, or questioning a …

Seven Rules for Managing Creative-But-Difficult People

Moody, erratic, eccentric, and arrogant? Perhaps — but you can’t just get rid of them. In fact, unless you learn to get the best out of your creative employees, you will sooner or later end up filing for bankruptcy. Conversely, if you just hire and promote people who are friendly and easy to …

Why Good Managers Are So Rare

Gallup has found that one of the most important decisions companies make is simply whom they name manager. Yet our analysis suggests that they usually get it wrong. In fact, Gallup finds that companies fail to choose the candidate with the right talent for the job 82% of the time.<p>Bad managers cost …

Delivering an Effective Performance Review

It’s performance review season, and you know the drill. Drag each of your direct reports into a conference room for a one-on-one, hand them an official-looking document, and then start in with the same, tired conversation. Say some positive things about what the employee is good at, then some …

Congress sounds bipartisan alarm as Trump deals on ZTE

WASHINGTON — As the Trump administration reached a deal Friday to reduce sanctions on the Chinese telecom giant ZTE, Congress has shown rare unity in working to prevent the president from giving in to the foreign-backed company in a way that would compromise national security.<p>And more backlash is …

U.S. Dept. of Commerce

I rode China's superfast bullet train that could go from New York to Chicago in 4.5 hours — and it shows how far behind the US really is

Traveling to China can often feel like visiting the future. The cities stretch out for what seems like forever, while new skyscrapers, bridges, and futuristically designed landmarks spring up every year.<p>Nowhere is this feeling more apparent than when you encounter China's high-speed railway …

Trains

Trump’s trade war is pushing China and Japan closer together

Japan has long taken a hawkish stance against China's growing influence, but the Asian rivals have recently been working to thaw their relationship …

Chinese geologists say North Korea nuclear test site collapsed, may explain end of program

BEIJING — A study by Chinese geologists shows the mountain above North Korea’s main nuclear test site has collapsed under the stress of the explosions, rendering it unsafe for further testing and necessitating monitoring for any leaking radiation.<p>The findings by the scientists at the University of …

South Korea

The winners in Trump’s trade war? This Indiana family. The losers? The same family.

By David J. Lynch<p>, Reporter<p>CRAWFORDSVILLE, Indiana — Farmer Ryan Rippy had been haggling for almost three months over the price of a new storage bin when he felt the pinch of President Trump’s trade offensive.<p>The contractor told Rippy he needed to order the 30-foot structure immediately or see its …

Bad Omen for Markets From First Signs of Yield Curve Inversion

The forward curve of a closely watched proxy for the Federal Reserve’s policy rate has slightly inverted, signaling investors are either pricing in a …

U.S. Can't Count on Winning a Trade War With China

Trade war! Those dread words are on everyone’s lips (and electronic equivalents) as President Donald Trump and China’s President Xi Jinping throw out a series of rapidly escalating tariff threats:<p>President Donald Trump fired a shot at China’s plans to dominate strategic technologies, proposing …

Globalization

Fear of 'disastrous situation' in farm economy as China targets huge US soybean business

Fears of an expanded trade war with China are spreading across the farm economy after Beijing announced it might slap a 25 percent tariff on American …

Anti-China Tilt in Australia Is Shortsighted

From all the hysteria Down Under, you might think Australia is at risk of invasion -- by Chinese cash.<p>China's economy certainly is increasingly influential, but the regulatory backlash from Canberra has all the makings of a self-inflicted wound.<p>Australia has announced limitations on foreign …

China

Trump administration announces new strategy in the Pacific — and it's a big warning to China

President Donald Trump's State Department laid out a new approach, as well as a new name, for its Asia-Pacific policy on Monday.<p>Alex N. Wong, the deputy assistant secretary of the Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs, defined "the strategic concept of the Free and Open Indo-Pacific Strategy" …

China

The Deeply Underdeveloped Worldview of John Bolton

A careful review of his bibliography reveals a narrow, privileged understanding of global affairs.<p>Survey the history of American national-security advisors going back to the position’s creation in the mid-twentieth century, and two things about John Bolton stand out. The first is his militancy: his …

Political Science

What’s behind Beijing’s South China Sea moves

China believes those who fail to learn the lessons of history are doomed to re-live them – and it has many bitter lessons from which to choose

Former president Jimmy Carter says Trump just made his 'worst mistake'

The nomination of former US ambassador to the UN John Bolton to become President Donald Trump's newest national security adviser received no shortage criticism, and on Monday, former President Jimmy Carter weighed in, calling it Trump's "worst mistake."<p>"I have been concerned at some of the things …

Donald Trump

China needs more water. So it's building a rain

Kim Jong-un is in Beijing on first

A high police presence in Beijing and at the North Korean border suggested a high-profile diplomat was in China; now sources say Kim is actually in …

‘It’s Very Difficult to Overestimate the Potential Danger John Bolton Could Put Us In’

Talking national security with Jake Sullivan, Hillary Clinton’s top foreign policy adviser.<p>Subscribe to The Global POLITICO on Apple Podcasts here. | Subscribe via Stitcher here.<p>John Bolton has advocated for war with Iran and North Korea. He loathes the United Nations, disdains international law …

Ethics experts are taking aim at Trump's 'concerning' relationship with India

Just prior to the 2016 presidential election, President Donald Trump cut an ad aimed at Indian-American voters.<p>The ad prominently featured an image of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and included Trump reading a version of Modi's popular campaign slogan, but tailored for himself, saying (in …

Donald Trump

Trump appointed Bolton because Republicans desperately need Adelson’s money

The simple truth about John Bolton’s appointment to national security adviser is that the Republicans need Sheldon Adelson’s money in order to be …

Donald Trump