China to Rival Musk’s Neuralink

Human with neural hand prosthesis playing piano

Elon Musk’s Tesla has faced a strong challenge from China, forcing its electric car prices down in a bid to beat its Beijing-backed rival BYD – and now he could be fighting on a new front after China stepped up its challenge to his novel Neuralink programme. What is Neuralink? Neuralink was founded in 2016 […]

Will China overtake the US economy? 

Chinese RMB banknote

At some stage, it became apropos of conventional wisdom that China would knock the US off the top spot as the world’s biggest economy. It became accepted that post-Cold War triumphalism and the now infamous declaration of ‘the end of history’ was a short-sighted exuberance born from a moment of elation. The question has since […]

Has China’s economic growth peaked?

Shanghai City, China

Keen China spotters will this week have been surprised by the government’s postponement of its growth figures for the Chinese economy. Scheduled for publication on the 18th of October, third-quarter GDP data has been delayed indefinitely, as rumors of a financial crisis circulate. The unusual move follows disappointing year-on-year growth of 0.4% in the second […]

China-Taiwan-US tensions explained

China Taiwan

US speaker of the House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, landed in Taiwan’s capital city, Taipei, on Tuesday, the first time a United States House Speaker has made an official visit to Taiwan in 25 years

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