In 1990, the US produced 37% of the world’s semiconductors and Europe 44%. Now, those numbers are down to 12 and 9%, respectively, and in addition Taiwan has a near-monopoly on advanced node logic chips, of which it produces 92% of global supply (Financial Times). This dominance came about because TSMC’s early strategy was to […]
非洲老百姓关于中国投资项目有什么观点？/ What views do regular people in Africa have regarding Chinese investment projects?
Please note: this essay was first written in Chinese and translated to English afterward. I am still learning Chinese so advanced and native speakers may find mistakes or odd word choices. The information in this essay is primarily from a February 3, 2021 webinar hosted by The Diplomat, “African Perspectives on China.” The conclusion at […]
In November 2019, exchange-traded fund (ETF) index-providers began allocating between 33% and 37% of their emerging market funds to Chinese companies, resulting in more than $400 million flowing into the country. The trend is on track to continue: US portfolio investment in the Chinese market could increase to more than US $1 trillion by […]
Hospitals in Wuhan have become full and are sending patients home, telling them to quarantine themselves. If the virus spreads and this ends up happening to you or someone in your family, don’t panic. A friend who studied contagious diseases at Harvard told me “sending people home and telling them to quarantine themselves isn’t necessarily […]