Heavy traffic in central Xi'an, Shaanxi Province, April 2018

Robo-Taxis Are The Future Of Transportation — And China’s DiDi Is Racing To Get...

China is an ideal environment for the development of robo-taxi ride-hailing because most car travel in China consists of short trips at low speed.
Big Wild Goose Pagada, Xi'an, Shaanxi Province, April 2018

A Stronger Xi Jinping Uses The Boao Forum For Asia To Relaunch His Economic...

Xi now has more power than any Chinese leader in decades, but he still can’t change the laws of economics.
Chinese flag as seen from the city wall of Xi'an, Shaanxi Province, April 2018

The Trade War That Wasn’t: Tit-For-Tat Tariffs Are Unlikely To Have Any Real Effect

Economically speaking, China can’t afford a trade war with the United States, but politically speaking, Trump can’t afford one either.
A quiet temple scene in Xi'an, Shaanxi Province, April 2018

What India Really Needs Is Better Population Policy

The economic benefits of better population policy and increased women’s empowerment won’t show up in the next quarter’s growth figures, but they will show up in the next generation’s.
A special military service desk at a high speed rail station in Harbin, Heilongjiang Province, June 2018

China’s Cabinet Shuffle Suggests That Xi Will Rule China Through The State, Not The...

The unstated aim seems to be to get inefficient and often corrupt Communist Party apparatchiks out of the business of government.
Nighttime scene in Xi'an, Shaanxi Province, April 2018

What America Stands To Lose With Latest Blocked Deal Between Qualcomm And Singapore’s Broadcom

Unless CFIUS has access to intelligence that the rest of us lack, there seems no reason to be suspicious of Broadcom.
A view of the city wall of Xi'an, Shaanxi Province, April 2018

Does North Korea Really Have A Nuclear Bomb?

The only certain thing in the North Korean nuclear story is that everyone involved in it—the North Koreans, the Western experts, the political analysts, the news media and the U.S. government—has a vested interest in believing it.
An inspirational slogan decorates a high speed rail station in Harbin, Heilongjiang Province, June 2018

China’s Constitutional Amendments Are All About The Party, Not The President

Without any organized opponents, Xi may ultimately find himself heading a faction of one.
Nighttime scene in Xi'an, Shaanxi Province, April 2018

China Could Be The World’s First All Electric Vehicle Ecosystem

The charging pile model is the key to transitioning entire regions to BEV-only automobile ecosystems.
People line up to buy tickets at a high speed rail station in Harbin, Heilongjiang Province, June 2018

Why Geely May Be Tesla’s Main China Challenger In The Near Future

When it comes to electric cars, Tesla tends to hog all the attention, but Geely may be making the running.