Observations

Comments made by prof Geraci as well as editorials about China

The UK, even in the education sector, tries to live without the European Union. While applications from EU students to enter UK universities have been flat since 2016, applications from non-EU students to enter UK universities have decreased in...
Thomas L. Friedman, author, political commentator and weekly columnist for The New York Times, and Wang Huiyao, president of the Center for China and Globalization, discussed online the future of globalization and China-US relations on March 29.  PLEASE NOTE  This text...
On the New York Times, Thomas Friedman tries to get his American compatriots to understand that highlighting what China is doing, in which fields it is still behind and in which fields it is ahead of us does not...
Globalisation is an important driver of income inequality within countries, but mostly via financial rather than trade channels. Several explanations exist to explain the increasing income inequality within nation states since the 1980s. An inequality indicator that clearly points towards...
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, the largest contract chipmaker in the world, is building a plant to make 3 nanometre chips, semiconductors expected to be up to 70 per cent faster and more power-efficient than the most advanced in production...
As widely anticipated, China is serious about becoming Green and achieving its carbon neutrality goal by 2060. In 2020 alone, China installed wind turbines for 52 GW of power, for a total of 288 GW. Europe has installed 15...
Understanding oriental culture is a must to do business in Asia. While for Confucian thought the ideal man is the one who stands out for moral qualities and grows with study, who adheres to ritual norms and the role he...
The shift in the world’s centre of gravity to the Indo-Pacific started years ago, but the pandemic is accelerating it. As EU, we need to look at the consequences in geo-political and geo-economic terms and define our approach to the Indo-Pacific. We have a big stake in the region and should do our part to keep the regional order open and rules-based.

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