GM, Ford, and Chrysler have reinvented themselves in the years since the Great Recession almost spelled the demise of two of the Big Three automakers. Their 'transformative' evolution puts them in a position to compete globally.
Sporadic, violent protests against Japanese businesses broke out across China this weekend after the Japanese government announced that it had purchased from private Japanese owners islands that are claimed by China.
People are in the streets over a chain of islands disputed by China and Japan; the issue bubbled to the surface last week when the Japanese government purchased the islands from their private owner.
Driving deaths in the US are down dramatically among teens and adults. This coincided with the Great Recession. People drove less and also drank less at bars and restaurants. While we don't want to prolong joblessness, we can do something about alcohol and driving.
Patriotism applies to countries, while 'civicism' applies to cities – where more than half the world's population lives. As the world urbanizes, a new class of global cities is competing for the affection of residents and tourists. There are several reasons to welcome this development.
12/01/2011 02:59 pm
Terrorism & Security China's island patrols, reported embargo on 'rare earth' elements, irritate Japan
China has sent security patrols near hotly disputed East China Sea islets and reportedly embargoed 'rare earth' elements to Japan. Tokyo is entering talks with Washington on how to respond.
10/25/2010 09:54 am
Xu Kezhu took pollution for granted – until she saw the clean skies of Europe.
07/17/2008 01:00 am