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Sonja Peterson – climate economist at the Baltic Sea
A business English course at university had a lasting impact on Sonja Peterson’s career. “In it, our professor taught environmental economics in English because he obviously discovered that topic for himself,” Peterson recalls. “I found that totally fascinating.” She was studying business mathematics in Hamburg at the time, and the connection between the environment and […] continue reading →
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The coming Taiwan crisis
China's renewed saber-rattling over Taiwan, galvanized by US Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi's visit to the island, is born of a need to maintain some control over the situation in the Taiwan Strait following steady electoral victories by Taiwan's pro-independence party. But while Chinese military action is unlikely at this juncture, an accidental clash is all too plausible. continue reading →
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After Pelosi’s visit: The EU realigns its Taiwan policy
Nancy Pelosi leaves a roiled Taiwan Strait. In China.Table, researcher Zsuzsa Anna Ferenczy, former advisor to the EU Parliament, assesses the peril of the situation and possible EU responses. continue reading →
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Deglobalization’s China wild card
With the world beset by climate change, pandemics, and a shocking new war in Europe – to say nothing of mounting inequality and related social and political tensions – globalization’s defenses are in tatters. And China may well have the most to lose. continue reading →
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Sascha Pallenberg – IT pioneer in Taipei
On the evening of his 30th birthday, Sascha Pallenberg sits with his best friend and has an emotional fit. He lives in a shared apartment, has three computers under his desk, and lives his life one day at a time. He has no vision and decides: I have to change something. Five days later, he […] continue reading →
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Why China’s low inflation is no systemic advantage
While prices are skyrocketing in the United States and Europe, Chinese inflation is surprisingly low. What Beijing sees as a sign of strength, however, has many causes. Not all of them are the achievements of economic planners or the result of systemic advantages. continue reading →
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India cracks down on Chinese tech companies
Ever since a bloody border dispute two years ago, relations between India and China have been strained. New Delhi does not trust Beijing and wants to build up its own tech sector. continue reading →
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Viktoria Laura Herczegh – a linguistic prodigy tracking down double standards
Will there be a change of power in China’s leadership in November 2022? Viktoria Laura Herczegh works on questions like these as an analyst at Geopolitical Futures, the geopolitical forecasting publication founded by George Friedman in 2015. On the side, she is writing her Ph.D. in International Relations and Political Science at Corvinus University in […] continue reading →
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Chang Weiping – a lawyer for the weak
Chang Weiping 常玮平 has stood up against discrimination of people with HIV and sexual minorities. State power responded by preventing him from practicing, torturing him – and holding a mock trial behind closed doors. In his last video shortly before his arrest, Chang already seemed to sense his fate. “If I lose my freedom again, […] continue reading →
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