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Mark L. Clifford

Mark L. Clifford

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Mark L. Clifford, Executive Director of the Asia Business Council, is the author, most recently, of The Greening of Asia: The Business Case for Solving Asia’s Environmental Emergency. A former editor-in-chief of the South China Morning Post, publisher and editor-in-chief of The Standard, and Asia regional editor of BusinessWeek, his other books include Through the Eyes of Tiger Cubs: Views of Asia’s Next Generation and Building Energy Efficiency: Why Green Buildings Are Key to Asia’s Future.

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    America’s Unholy Crusade Against China

    Jeffrey D. Sachs

    Last month, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo delivered an anti-China speech that was extremist, simplistic, and dangerous. If biblical literalists like Pompeo remain in power past November, they could well bring the world to the brink of a war that they expect and perhaps even seek.

    parses the dangerous evangelical subtext of US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's most bellicose speech yet.
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    COVID Coin?

    Kenneth Rogoff

    The COVID-19 pandemic is accelerating the long-term shift away from cash, and monetary authorities risk falling behind. A recent report from the G30 argues that if central banks want to shape the outcome, they need to start thinking fast.

    assesses the pandemic's potential to accelerate the emergence of central-bank digital currencies.

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