China opens more key sectors to foreign investment

China unveiled on Thursday announced a long-awaited loosening of foreign investment restrictions in sectors including banking, autos, heavy industry and agriculture. The National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), China’s top economic planner, released a new […]


How China Got Sri Lanka to Cough Up a Port

Over years of construction and renegotiation with China Harbor Engineering Company, one of Beijing’s largest state-owned enterprises, the Hambantota Port Development Project distinguished itself mostly by failing, as predicted. With tens of thousands of ships […]

Culture & Health

CHART: The Geography of (Not) Jogging

  Only about 23 percent of U.S. adults manage to get the recommended amount of exercise each week in their leisure time, according to a new report from the CDC. Exercise rates among adults vary […]


The Campaign of Terror Targeting Mexico’s Mayors

Running for local office here takes more than yard signs and door-knocking. In the shadow of a heated presidential race, local politicians across the country are facing threats from organized crime. Since the electoral cycle […]