There are fears that China will use COVID-19 protocols to affect competitions, disqualifying some athletes to ensure the “proper” outcomes.
With Putin's Ukraine actions, he wants nothing less than a rewriting of the rules of international order and must be resisted.
Oil production this month will rise to 8.54 million barrels a day — just 730,000 barrels below the record in November 2019.
One reason to be skeptical of the rosy consensus on emerging markets is that COVID-19 has spurred accelerated automation in advanced economies, making them less attractive for manufacturers.
China's declining birth rate looks almost impossible to reverse, a trajectory with profound implications for its economic and social prospects.
The year's performance is a good sign as the TSE prepares for a restructuring in early April that is intended to revitalize corporate governance and attract global investors.
Japan should make products that it and the rest of the world need so that the nation is considered an integral partner.
In recent years, new dangers have emerged such as pandemics, the threat to vulnerable supply chains, cyber attacks and the undermining of democracy.
Central bankers balance two priorities: prices and employment. Unfortunately, a slowing economy generally reduces employment, which means that those two priorities compete with each other.
The prospect of a recovery from COVID-19 and a vaccine and pills that can protect against future infection has prompted the Kishida government to restart the Go To Travel program.
The most important factor in COVID-19's evolution and the threat its variants pose is the size of unvaccinated populations and the reservoirs in which they can develop.
Unfortunately for Japan, the release of government oil reserves is a veritable drop in the barrel when compared to demand for this vital commodity.
The final COP26 agreement is a disappointment and was considerably diminished from drafts circulated only days before.
Xi Jinping is being elevated to a status in China equal to that of Mao Zedong. Along with that role is a consolidation of power that should be more worrisome.
Reunification is falling out of vogue, both in South Korea's progressive and conservative camps, with younger generations becoming increasingly hostile to the North.
This new U.K. report on racism is different, as the reactions show. It was commissioned with a clear objective to "change the narrative” and "stop the sense of victimization.”
Putin’s reasoning for opposing NATO's expansion reflects a continuation of the Cold War mindset; but that mindset remains active on both sides.
Both Beijing and Moscow have sent a unified signal of dismissiveness and confidence to their domestic and international audiences and critics.
China hoped to use the Games to showcase its financial innovations, cashless society and its ability to undermine the U.S. dollar’s position as the global reserve currency.
As the technology advances, today’s gatekeepers of facial recognition are promising stringent security to protect the data. But is that a promise they can keep?
In recent years, we have watched authoritarian leaders come to power democratically, only to erode constitutional norms and institutions once in office.