Why China wants to color its “Belt and Road” green

In Beijing this weekend the big happening is China’s second “Belt and Road Forum.” A host of global luminaries–37 heads of state, International Monetary Fund managing director Christine Lagarde, United Nations Secretary General Antonio Gutierrez, and delegates from more than 150 countries–descended upon the capital to discuss president Xi Jinping’s signature initiative to expand transit, […]

Kiva’s Co-Founder Is Joining This Leo DiCaprio-Backed Bank

If there’s one place a world-changing idealist traditionally wouldn’t have been caught dead, it’s a bank. But clearly, times have changed. A wave of tech-centric “neo-banks” have popped up in recent years, usually promising a smoother customer experience marked by lower fees and branch-less, online-oriented services. And some have sought to go even further–differentiating themselves […]

China Has Had Enough of Your Garbage

China is sick and tired of taking rubbish from America. That sentence may or may not be true in a metaphorical sense, but it is absolutely true in a literal sense. According to a flurry of recent reports in the U.S. media, a decision last year by China’s government to ban waste imports has triggered […]