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February 17, 2017

China
Media Censorship in China

China’s central government has cracked down on press freedom as the country expands its international influence, but in the internet age, many of its citizens hunger for a free flow of information.

Security guards block a journalist from taking photos in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square.

July 12, 2007

United States
The Shifting Capital of Capital

New York remains a global heavyweight in financial services, but markets in London and East Asia are gaining strength and posing a serious challenge to the Big Apple.

September 23, 2010

United States
Foreign Policy and the 2010 Midterm Elections: Trade

With U.S. economic recovery still slow, trade policy looms as a factor in the congressional midterm races. This Backgrounder explores the consequences for trade based on the outcome of the Democratic…

June 24, 2010

International Organizations
The G20’s Twenty Agendas

The G20 meetings in Toronto will be marked by competing agendas on global growth and financial regulations. This Backgrounder looks at the range of policy concerns.

March 27, 2020

COVID-19
What You Need to Know About the Coronavirus Pandemic

A new coronavirus that originated in China has spread worldwide, sickening hundreds of thousands and halting economic activity. Many countries have imposed unprecedented measures to stop local outbre…

Dozens of people wear face masks and carry suitcases while walking through a Beijing railway station.

December 19, 2012

United States
U.S. Patents and Innovation

The U.S. patent system has generated growing debate over whether it helps foster innovation or stifles it through unnecessary protections, as this Backgrounder explains.

February 11, 2011

United States
Outsourcing Jobs and Taxes

Outsourcing remains a contentious political issue as lawmakers, analysts, and business leaders debate its effect on U.S. job creation and the role of corporate tax policy in shipping jobs overseas, e…

December 10, 2008

Vietnam
Vietnam’s Economic Hiccups

Vietnam’s stock market has plunged and its economic growth has dwindled since 2006, when it was seen as a model for emerging country growth. The country’s experience highlights the problems confronti…

October 31, 2012

Elections and Voting
The Candidates on U.S. Policy Toward China

U.S. President Barack Obama and Republican rival Mitt Romney accuse China of currency manipulation and unfair trade practices and support an expanded U.S. presence in Asia, but Romney dismisses the p…

March 18, 2011

United States
Nuclear Power Expansion Challenges

The scramble for energy alternatives has brought new focus on nuclear power in the United States, but its revival faces political and practical obstacles.