Make References to Taiwan, Face Crack-Down–China Warns Global Firms

China Threatens U.S. Airlines Over Taiwan References Beijing is pressuring companies around the world to follow the party line on Taiwan sovereignty — or else. BY JAMES PALMER, BETHANY ALLEN-EBRAHIMIAN The Civil Aviation Administration of China has sent a letter to United Airlines and American Airlines demanding that their global operations follow China’s restrictions against “separatism,” meaning…

How China Became the World’s No. 1 Economy in Four Decades

  How China Became the World’s No. 1 Economy in Four Decades  by Peter Wong   Its impressive achievements are thanks to perseverance and the far-reaching economic and societal changes that have been introduced since 1978. Within our lifetimes, China has transformed from an agrarian economy to a world-beating digital and consumption-led powerhouse, driven by smartphone-wallet…