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Supply Chain Shortages: Your Questions Answered

The dramatic surge in demand clogged the system for transporting goods to the factories that needed them. At the same time, finished products — many of them made in China […]




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What AUKUS Means for U.S.-China Great Power Competition

This is a hallmark of great power competition: Competitive initiatives like AUKUS provide visible ways to counter or balance or complicate China’s military activities but don’t necessarily help allies meet […]







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Australia’s Submarine Deal Adds to Asia Arms Buildup

Positioning the hard-to-track submarines closer to seas near China, Japan and the Korean Peninsula could be a powerful deterrent against China’s military, said Drew Thompson, a former Pentagon official responsible […]




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Google Could Be Violating Labor Laws With Pay for Temp Workers

But last year, in an company email, a Google manager said it appeared that there were 16 additional countries, including Brazil, Canada, Australia and Mexico, with some form of equal […]




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Supply Chain Shortages Continue Around the World. Get Used to It.

Like most people in the developed world, Kirsten Gjesdal had long taken for granted her ability to order whatever she needs and then watch the goods arrive, without any thought […]




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‘I’ve Never Seen Anything Like This’: Chaos Strikes Global Shipping

Off the coast of Los Angeles, more than two dozen container ships filled with exercise bikes, electronics and other highly sought imports have been idling for as long as two […]




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With Concessions and Deals, China’s Leader Tries to Box Out Biden

A trade pact with 14 other Asian nations. A pledge to join other countries in reducing carbon emissions to fight global warming. Now, an investment agreement with the European Union.China’s […]




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China Signs R.C.E.P. Trade Deal. Will Biden Follow?

BEIJING — After eight years of talks, China and 14 other nations from Japan to New Zealand to Myanmar on Sunday formally signed one of the world’s largest regional free […]