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US-China tech wars are intensifying

US-China tech wars are intensifying

Despite the truce in the United States-China trade wars, the tech wars between Washington and Beijing are intensifying.

Kobe’s relentless spirit leaves behind an inspiring legacy

Kobe’s relentless spirit leaves behind an inspiring legacy

Kobe Bryant used a ferocious competitiveness and uncanny shooting touch to become an NBA icon, leaving behind a legacy that has influenced the newest generation of league talent and fans worldwide.

The next big development challenge

The next big development challenge

We have suddenly arrived at a tricky stage in global economic development. Emerging markets are losing their dynamism, after a remarkable three-decade-long run during which they caught up rapidly with advanced economies

2022 Sustainability Strategy offers a unique opportunity

2022 Sustainability Strategy offers a unique opportunity

The 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar is going to be unique on many fronts.

Towards a sociological understanding

Towards a sociological understanding

In recent years there has been a great deal of scholarly interest in revisiting the topic of the Nation State and to tackle it from sociological and cultural and literary viewpoint to challenge the prevailing political sciences’ viewpoint that dominate the field.

Qatar committed to produce energy that is cleaner, sustainable

Qatar committed to produce energy that is cleaner, sustainable

Qatar’s determination to make the best use of renewable, free source of energy that is sustainable and totally inexhaustible, is clearly reflected in its recent awarding of the Al Kharsaah Large Scale Solar PV Power Plant.

How to prevent Japanification of East Asia’s economies

How to prevent Japanification of East Asia’s economies

At the annual meeting of the American Economic Association (AEA) in early January, former US Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen, former European Central Bank president Mario Draghi, and eminent economists warned that Western economies risked “Japanification”: a future of sluggish growth, low inflati

Australia rises like a phoenix with spirit tempered by fire

Australia rises like a phoenix with spirit tempered by fire

It is a time to reflect on what it means to be Australian. To honour the land, lifestyle, and freedoms we enjoy, and most importantly, to celebrate our diverse and multicultural society. This year, we also reflect on the recent bushfires, which have affected many communities in Australia.

What you may not know about carrots

What you may not know about carrots

How do you know when a carrot is dehydrated? Why should we care? I found the answer plus other interesting facts about my favourite vegetable in a recent article by registered dietitian Bethany Oxender in Food & Nutrition magazine

Tree-planting drive to fight climate change

Tree-planting drive to fight climate change

The world’s business and government leaders may have found a way to fight climate change without having to call global warming by its name or agree on what is causing it.

Wildfire losses: insurance industry rethinks risks

Wildfire losses: insurance industry rethinks risks

When forest fires swept into the Canadian city of Fort McMurray four years ago, a hurried evacuation of more than 80,000 people and the loss of thousands of homes and other buildings made the $10bn disaster the costliest in Canada’s history.

S Korea’s push for tourism in North poses balancing act

S Korea’s push for tourism in North poses balancing act

South Korea’s push to resume tourism with the North is aimed at resetting border ties, but must overcome Pyongyang’s scepticism and chart a careful course around US efforts to pressure leader Kim Jong-un into eliminating his nuclear arsenal.

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