What on Earth are rare earth minerals?  They include minerals such as dysprosium and neodymium. However, the confusing names still don’t explain what they are, nor why global superpowers like Russia, China and the United States are willing to wage ...

The recent development in the talks between the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the People’s Republic of China to price about 25% of new oil contracts in yuan has increased worries about the status of the U.S. dollar. Presently, the ...

Perhaps nothing is more indicative of China’s rise from a developing country to an economic powerhouse than the sheer number of products sold worldwide that say “Made in China.” From Android phones to Nike shoes to Jalisco New Generation synthetic ...

A new study revealed that in 2020, the EU killed approximately 50 million sharks in order to meet the East Asian market demands for shark fin products. Unfortunately, these numbers represent only a fraction of the reality behind the disturbing ...

North Korea prides itself on rejecting Western capitalist norms and instead favors a type of socialism guided by the Juche ideology. Juche, which roughly translates to “self-reliance,” postulates North Korea must pursue military, political and economic interdependence. Despite this rejection ...

LOS ANGELES — In August, U.S. President Joe Biden decided to withdraw American military troops from Afghanistan, citing the need to end the “forever war” that created over two decades of conflict.  Shortly after this decision, a swift takeover of ...

By Thomas Chow and Ruhi Ramesh LOS ANGELES — Imagine if your favorite sports team suddenly got an unlimited amount of money to spend. They would be able to recruit star players, invest in upgrades to their facilities and eventually ...

LOS ANGELES — In the current global economic system, the US dollar remains the premiere reserve currency. This economic privilege gives the United States the ability to assert its presence in foreign issues through neoliberal systems such as the International ...

LOS ANGELES — The Evergrande Group, China’s second-largest property developer by sales, owns over 1,300 residential projects across over 280 cities. This real estate conglomerate is heavily embedded in the Chinese economy since it not only owns residential property but ...

LOS ANGELES — While millions of children worldwide are returning to in-person learning for the first time since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, children from many developing countries have not been so lucky. And while most of these countries ...