Jim Tankersley
Shipping containers at the port in Ningbo, China, March 27, 2024. The U.S. and Europe are trying to catch up to China’s lead in industrial policy, a rival skilled in using all the levers of government and banking to dominate global manufacturing.
May 28, 2024
How China pulled so far ahead on industrial policy
In 2022, Beijing accounted for 85% of all clean-energy manufacturing investment in the world, according to the International Energy Agency.
U.S. President Joe Biden delivers remarks at a news conference in Nantucket, Massachusetts, on Friday. Biden will not attend a major United Nations climate summit that begins Thursday in Dubai.
WORLD / Politics
Nov 27, 2023
Biden to skip U.N. climate summit, White House official says
Climate activists are likely to be angered by the decision, but analysts said it was not typical for a U.S. president to attend every climate summit.
A man tries to start his car after Israeli airstrikes at the Nuseirat Market in the Gaza Strip on Monday.
ENVIRONMENT / Climate change
Oct 24, 2023
How the Israel-Hamas war imperils action against global warming
The conflict complicates already fragile global diplomacy ahead of crucial climate talks.
Japan Times
Nov 24, 2022
G7 and allies hit snag over setting price cap on Russian oil
The plan is close to being finalized and must be in place before an EU embargo on Russian oil imports kicks in Dec. 5.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Nov 12, 2022
Biden casts America as climate leader, while activists push him to do more
At climate talks in Egypt, President Biden apologized for his predecessor's decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris climate agreement.
Japan Times
Sep 26, 2022
U.S. warns Russia of ‘catastrophic consequences’ if it uses nuclear weapons
U.S. officials said that they still had not seen any movement in Russia's stockpile of 2,000 or so small tactical weapons.
Japan Times
Jun 29, 2022
To counter Putin, Biden tries to assemble an upside-down cartel
Biden has got his Group of Seven counterparts to agree on a plan that would cap the price of Russian oil, a daunting goal that risks the Kremlin restricting supply even further.
Japan Times
Nov 2, 2021
Leaders warn of climate ‘doomsday’ as old rifts divide summit’s first day
Long-running fault lines in the global debate over who should be the most responsible for cutting emissions emerged in the opening speeches of the assembled heads of state.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
May 29, 2021
Biden’s $6 trillion budget aims for path to the middle class, financed by the rich
The budget envisions a redistribution of wealth that will allow more Americans to enjoy prosperity, buoyed by investments in education, infrastructure and climate-related initiatives.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
May 21, 2021
Biden signs bill addressing hate crimes against Asian Americans
The bill amounts to the first legislative action that Congress has taken to bolster law enforcement's response to attacks on people of Asian descent during the pandemic.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Jan 16, 2021
A second economic crisis for Biden, but a different first response
Joe Biden is inheriting an economic crisis as he assumes the presidency, just as he did when he became vice president a dozen years ago. But this crisis is different and, to the relief of many liberal economists, so is Biden's response.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Dec 12, 2020
For Biden’s economic team, an early focus on climate
One issue that could distinguish Biden's core economic team from its predecessors? Climate change.
Jul 19, 2013
Robots likely to steal jobs from poor, middle class
Computers and cyborgs aren't about to render the American worker obsolete. But they are tilting the U.S. economy more and more in favor of the rich and away from the poor and the middle class, new economic research contends.
Japan Times
Apr 8, 2013
Stubbornly shrinking workforce dims prospects for U.S. growth
Put out an all-points bulletin: Millions of Americans have gone missing from the workforce.


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