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Meet the New ‘Renewable Superpowers’: Nations That Boss the Materials Used for Wind and Solar

Meet the New ‘Renewable Superpowers’: Nations That Boss the Materials Used for Wind and SolarThe fossil fuel era won’t last forever. And a new set of countries will find their reserves of lithium, copper and rare earth metals are in high demand. Credit: Blue Planet Studio/Shutterstock Imagine a world where every country has not only… Read More »

The US Led Liberal International Order Is in Crisis

The US Led Liberal International Order Is in CrisisThere is little room for soft power in Trump’s foreign policy; diplomacy has been side-lined in favour of military solutions. The Lower Manhattan skyline, One World Trade Center and Manhattan Bridge are seen in the background as a ferry with a US flag cruises along the East… Read More »

Review: Of Dissent, Independence Movements and the Fight for Identity by Minority Societies in China

Review: Of Dissent, Independence Movements and the Fight for Identity by Minority Societies in ChinaDrawing liberally from Chinese sources, Debashish Chaudhuri’s book is a noteworthy event in the annals of Chinese studies in India. Hundreds of people have been killed in Xinjiang in the past few years in violence between Uighurs, a mostly Muslim people… Read More »

China Voices ‘Firm Opposition’ to Modi’s Arunachal Pradesh Visit

China Voices ‘Firm Opposition’ to Modi’s Arunachal Pradesh Visit“The Chinese government has never recognised the so-called Arunachal Pradesh and is firmly opposed to the Indian leader’s visit to the disputed area.” Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Credit: Reuters/Adnan Abidi Beijing: China today voiced its “firm opposition” to the visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Arunachal Pradesh,… Read More »

China’s State Media Targets ICOs, Cryptocurrency Trading

The post China’s State Media Targets ICOs, Cryptocurrency Trading appeared first on CCN The Chinese government, through its media, is continuing to taking aim at cryptocurrency trading and ICO investments. Despite numerous laws passed last year to ban cryptocurrency activity in China, many Chinese investors continue to find underground ways to trade in virtual currencies… Read More »

China’s State Digital Currency Must Have ‘Controllable Anonymity,’ Says Central Bank Official

The post China’s State Digital Currency Must Have ‘Controllable Anonymity,’ Says Central Bank Official appeared first on CCN China’s central bank is moving forward with plans to adopt a state-backed digital currency, but it will likely look very different from bitcoin and other public cryptocurrencies. In an op-ed, which was published by regional media outlet… Read More »

Cryptocurrencies Are in Free Fall, but Is It All Bad?

The post Cryptocurrencies Are in Free Fall, but Is It All Bad? appeared first on CCN Cryptocurrencies are in free fall, sparing only a handful of coins. But is it all bad? Or can some good come from this flash crash of January 2018? According to CoinMarketCap, at the time of writing, only five of… Read More »

Beijing Court Dismisses Lawsuit Against Bitcoin Exchanges

The post Beijing Court Dismisses Lawsuit Against Bitcoin Exchanges appeared first on CCN A Beijing district court dismissed a lawsuit against a group of Chinese bitcoin exchanges, ruling that in the absence of clear evidence that exchanges are operating illegally, individuals are responsible for their own trading behavior. As first reported in the Beijing Morning… Read More »

Nonfactual FUD: China Cannot Control Bitcoin Network by Seizing Miners

The post Nonfactual FUD: China Cannot Control Bitcoin Network by Seizing Miners appeared first on CCN Recently, Stuff.co.nz, a popular New Zealand-based news publication, claimed that the Chinese government could gain control over the Bitcoin network and sabotage it by seizing miners and mining equipment based in China. The author of the report quoted by… Read More »