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China must overcome talent gap to fulfill AI ambitions

There is little doubt that the excitement around artificial intelligence (AI) in China will continue in 2018, but it's worth noting that the country's AI sector is facing a somewhat ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/3 22:23:39

Manchester City could be first European club to capitalize on Chinese soccer

When it comes to Chinese acquisitions in European soccer and vice versa, the score is $3 billion-nil. A string of investments in storied European clubs, from Atletico Madrid to AC ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/3 22:18:39

China in driving seat toward greener future

The recent announcement that China will ban production of 553 vehicle models that exceed pollution limits as part of the country's efforts to combat air pollution will not have been ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/2 21:53:40

US struggling to meet energy needs despite plentiful resources of natural gas

The US is great at finding natural gas, but not so good at using it. A boom in production has made the country a net exporter of the fuel. But ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/2 21:53:39

Humans should move toward taxing robots

Since at least 2013, China's industrial robots have had the highest utilization rate in the world.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/1 22:18:39

European soccer's spending splurge will intensify, yet be grounded in commercial logic

Soccer fans have found a topic as contentious as refereeing decisions: eye-watering transfer fees. The 222 million euros ($266.7 million) that Paris St Germain paid Barcelona for Brazilian star Neymar ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/1 22:13:39

New energy ambitions underline China's confidence

China is the world's fastest-growing country in terms of new energy development. It took less than a decade for it to become the world's leading installer of wind and solar ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/28 20:43:39

Ryan air investors see turbulence, headwinds, storm clouds on the horizon

Ryanair investors are expecting a higher-cost future – but it may be more expensive than they think. More than 2 billion euros ($2.37 billion) has been knocked off the budget ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/28 20:38:39

CPEC geoeconomic effects bring project into focus

Increasing evidence has brought to light some questions concerning the rise of China's Belt and Road (B&R) initiative, with the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) especially in doubt. Not long ago, ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/27 22:13:40

US electoral apocalypse, political doomsday, to lay waste economic growth

A political doomsday is approaching stateside. Republican and Democratic parties will splinter ahead of the 2018 midterm election, marginalizing moderates. More firebrand politicians increase the chances of government shutdowns, a ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/27 22:08:40

China needs to get tougher with market offenders

However, the fall of LeEco attests not just to the problems of an overly expansionist business model, but to the risks of amplification through stock market hype. To be fair, efforts ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/26 20:48:40

A deluge of quality scandals puts pressure on corporate Japan to stay afloat

Investors will keep up the pressure on corporate Japan to change. On top of governance trouble like the strategic and accounting errors that nearly killed off Toshiba, come revelations of ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/26 20:48:39

US tax cuts will likely intensify global tax competition

US President Donald Trump signed into law a $1.5-trillion tax reform package on Friday, which is the largest overhaul of the nation's tax code since 1986. Trump has promoted the ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/25 20:53:40

Alphabet's Eric Schmidt sails off before the storm as Google parent firm heads toward slowdown

Eric Schmidt is sailing off before a storm. The Alphabet executive chairman is leaving his post as the $740 billion parent of search and advertising giant Google heads towards a ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/25 20:53:39

China's new economic challenges require more debt

With the new global circumstances, especially the challenges from US tax reform, China is facing a very complicated situation and a lot of pressure. In the next three to five ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/24 19:23:39

Activist investors can seize more influence in family-controlled luxury brands

Activists could stir things up in the business of luxury. Family control allows high-end fashion brands to hoard cash and live with second-rate governance. But assertive investors are becoming more ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/24 19:18:39

Window opens for Arab world in China's new era

China is embracing a new era in its engagement with the world to protect international trade and support global interaction based on a win-win strategy, respect and equal opportunities to ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/24 5:03:39

Global debt issue must be addressed

Economic growth is accelerating across most of the world. Yet the world's total gross debt-to-GDP ratio has reached nearly 250 percent, up from 210 percent before the global economic crisis ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/21 23:53:40