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 United Airlines flight 897 lifts off from Dulles International Airport on its maiden flight from Washington, DC to Beijing, the first-ever nonstop flight between the two…

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…