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China: Technology

As part of the Brookings Institute Global China series, assessing China’s growing role in the world, the Brookings team have produced an in-depth article on China’s global technology ambitions and assesses their desire to achieve global technological leadership. China’s rapid technological advances are significant in contemporary geopolitical competition, with some countries raising concerns about how…

Coronavirus: Industrial IoT in challenging times

This article from Mckinsey & Company explores how the Industrial Internet of Things (IIOT) can help companies navigate the current crisis of COVID 19 and emerge stronger . As the coronavirus continues, governments, healthcare authorities, and business leaders are focused on preserving lives, but in parallel, they want to lessen the humanitarian toll by protecting…

Winning against COVID-19: The implications for biopharma

This article from Mckinsey & Company considers the biopharma sector and highlights how biopharma companies act individually and collectively in the coming weeks and months will not only shape the outcome of the pandemic, but also the reputation of the biopharma industry for decades. It explains how the world is looking to biopharma and the…

Turkey and COVID-19: Don’t forget refugees

The Institute has been focusing on the plight of migrant workers, refugees and the most vulnerable in society as a result of COVID19. Turkey has experienced more confirmed cases of the virus than most countries in the world. Whilst the Government has managed to minimise the number of deaths, real challenges remain, particularly for its…

Coronavirus: Airlines brace for severe turbulence

As part of the The Institute’s look at the fate of the airline industry this article published by Mckinsey & Company addresses the strategies that need to be adopted by the industry to enable them to remain in business and return to the skies. https://www.mckinsey.com/industries/travel-transport-and-logistics/our-insights/coronavirus-airlines-brace-for-severe-turbulence

‘Bring the problem forward’: Larry Fink on climate risk

The impact of climate change and its implications for business and the economy was raised by the world’s largest asset manager, Black Rock CEO in an interview with Mckinsey & Company this month. Larry Fink suggests the physical impact of climate change will lead to a change in investment strategy which may lead to fundamental reshaping…

To move the needle on ending extreme poverty, focus on rural areas

There has been a significant reduction in worldwide poverty over the last 10 years. Indeed this year, China completes a 40 year project to raise 770 million people above the poverty line. But 600 million people still live in extreme poverty, so more needs to be done. This article by Homi Kharas, Constanza Di Nucci,…

What future do airlines have? Three experts discuss

This article first published in The Conversation  highlights how airlines face an unprecedented international crisis in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) estimates that the global industry will lose US $252 billion in 2020. Many airlines are cutting up to 90% of their flight capacity. Some climate activists have welcomed the…

After COVID-19, Taiwan will have to navigate a world that will never be the same

This article first published by the Brookings Institute, authored by Ryan Hass,  considers Taiwan’s position. Unlike virtually every country in the world, Taiwan has weathered the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic admirably well. Taiwan’s governance system has stood firm in the face of crisis, gaining international acclaim for the competence and efficiency of its…