Trump's cold war with China is heating up

Trump’s cold war with China is heating up

August 6, 2020

The world’s largest economic powers are in a battle for dominance complicated by the pandemic and Trump’s escalation.

Pollution Rises As China Ends COVID-19 Shutdown

Pollution Rises As China Ends COVID-19 Shutdown

June 4, 2020

As China’s economy reopens, old pollution trends are reappearing. It’s a cautionary tale for other countries as they end stay-at-home orders.

China's National Security Law Could End Hong Kong's Autonomy

China’s National Security Law Could End Hong Kong’s Autonomy

June 3, 2020

The announced law could establish Chinese security institutions in Hong Kong, ending historically protected freedom around dissent and free speech.

Apple And Google Are Going To Track You (Even More) To Monitor COVID-19 Spread

April 23, 2020

Big tech volunteers to create platforms that facilitate digital contact tracing, but how will they protect private health data?

How The Coronavirus Pandemic Can Lead To Deglobalization

March 30, 2020

The rapid, extensive spread of COVID-19 is partly a crisis of globalization. The pandemic gives us an opportunity to rethink our global economic system in favor of ‘deglobalization.’

U.S. COVID-19 Outbreak: ‘We’re At the Beginning’

March 13, 2020

Lack of tests and testing facilities has the United States playing a dangerous game of catch up

Air Quality over China Improves After Coronavirus Quarantine

March 12, 2020

NASA satellite observes ‘significant decreases’ in nitrogen dioxide as factories shutter and workers stay home.

Coronavirus: Is the Climate Plague Here?

February 14, 2020

Journalists Bryn Nelson and Jane C. Hu talk about how the climate crisis means we could see more deadly outbreaks, plus the rise of xenophobia as the virus spreads.

Phase One of US-China Trade Deal Is Mostly Symbolic

January 17, 2020

President Trump says his just-signed trade deal with China is unprecedented, but it’s mostly symbolic and has little to nothing to offer ordinary Americans, says Jocobin’s Nicole Aschoff.

Are Accusations of Chinese Human Rights Violations Reinforcing the Trade War?

December 5, 2019

Professor David Kotz discusses how the U.S.’s hardened trade stance has nothing to do with human rights, despite new reports of the massive human rights violations of the Uighurs, a Muslim minority in western China.