Five trends shaping the global IP landscape

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From efforts to take down online fakes to political posturing over China’s approach to intellectual property rights, here are some of the major issues affecting the world of IP

Meet the future of money: the superapp

‘The concept of completing every transaction with one app may sound farfetched, but this convergence is already happening’

Luckin Coffee: the Chinese chain taking on Starbucks

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A startup is on a mission to overtake the biggest coffee chain in the world through its stripped-back, streamlined approach

Who will be the winner of the fourth industrial revolution?

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Each industrial revolution produced a significant reordering of manufacturing nations. As the world embarks on what many predict will be its fourth, which countries will be the main beneficiaries and how will global economic dynamics shift?

China’s Belt and Road is anything but green

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Five of the biggest environmental challenges posed by China's Belt and Road initiative.

Chinese tech investment comes home

Economic hostility and sanctions exchanged between the United States and China will impact development of reality technologies, with winners and losers on both sides of the trade war

Strategic foreign takeovers worry the West

Mergers and acquisitions are increasingly becoming matters of national sovereignty and security as China, in particular, extends its power

Chinese payment giants are lightyears ahead

Mobile payments apps have leapfrogged credit and debit cards in China, signposting the way forward for the rest of the world