OPINION / BLOGS
  • Opinion: How Panipat Lost An Important Front To China
    Adam Minter, Bloomberg
    For decades, the donation bin has offered consumers in rich countries a guilt-free way to unload their old clothing. In a virtuous and profitable cycle, a global network of traders would collect these garments, grade them, and transport them around the world to be recycled, worn again, or turned into rags and stuffing.
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  • Opinion: C919, China's First Homemade Large Passenger Jet, Gets 730th Pre-Order
    Adam Minter, Bloomberg
    The stakes involved in making jets are much higher than with cement mixers and phones, of course. But Comac isn't flying blind. The most important components in the C919, including the engines and most electronics, are made by non-Chinese companies with decades of aerospace experience.
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  • Opinion: The US Must End Ban On India's Rockets. Especially The PSLV.
    Adam Minter, Bloomberg
    Like other big contractors, American space companies have long expected some friendly support from their government. And Uncle Sam has usually been more than happy to help. Sometimes, though, government help causes more harm than good.
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  • Opinion: As Many Die At Everest, An Old Problem: Too Many Climbers, Deadly Congestion
    Adam Minter, Bloomberg
    This year more than 400 climbers and sherpas decided to try their luck at summiting Mount Everest during the spring climbing season. Tragically, at least four have died so far and more than 30 others are reported to be suffering from severe frostbite and other ailments caused by prolonged exposure to Everest's brutal conditions.
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  • Opinion: Apple's 'Error 53' Could Upend A Lucrative Business
    Adam Minter, Bloomberg
    Imagine if Ford remotely disabled the engine on your new F-150 pickup because you chose to have the door locks fixed at a corner garage rather than a dealership. Sound absurd? Not if you're Apple.
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  • Opinion: Why Apple's Old Phones Make Sense For A New India
    Adam Minter, Bloomberg
    Roughly 80 percent of India's population lacks access to the Internet. Apple, purveyor of some of the world's most expensive smartphones, has a solution. As the Indian Express reported last week, the U.S.-based company hopes to import used, refurbished Chinese iPhones into India and sell them cheaply. Later, it plans to build factories to refurbish...
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  • Opinion: Two-Child Policy for China is Too Little, Too Late
    Adam Minter, Bloomberg
    When Chinese leaders convene this week for a four-day meeting on the future of the country's economy, the biggest news might have to do with babies. According to reports in Chinese media, the government may be ready to relax the notorious "one-child" policy, in existence since the late 1970s, and allow Chinese parents to have two kids.
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