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

Plastic recycling: how to cope after China’s ban

A Chinese ban has sent shockwaves through the recycling industry which must now rethink its strategy

China’s media industry could rival Hollywood

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Fast developing its media and entertainment industry, China is set to rival Hollywood

Insuretech boosts China’s online insurance market

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Already a major new player, the potential for growth in China’s online insurance market is vast – with lessons for UK insurers to learn