Germany Announces Lithium Partnership With Chile Berlin Looks to Lessen Dependence on China
Germany says it needs more lithium and wants to catch up with Beijing’s huge investment in the south American mining sector. At the same time Berlin is looking to reduce dependence on China. German Chancellor Olaf Scholz announced a new, expanded commodities partnership with Chile as he toured South America. Like much of the world, […]
Kanye West Escorted Out of Skechers Headquarters in California
MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif.—The rapper formerly known as Kanye West was escorted out of the California-based headquarters of athletic shoemaker Skechers after he showed up unannounced Wednesday, a day after Adidas ended its partnership with the artist following his antisemitic remarks. The Grammy winner, who legally changed his name to Ye, “arrived unannounced and without invitation” at […]
US, Japan to Rebuild Trade Ties With New Forum, Meetings
WASHINGTON—The United States and Japan announced on Wednesday a new trade partnership to boost cooperation on labor, environment, and digital trade issues, with an emphasis on “third country concerns,” a reference to China’s state-driven economic policies. U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai, who is in Tokyo to meet with new Japanese government ministers, said initial meetings […]
Cornell Faculty Reject Partnership With China
The Cornell faculty senate last Wednesday rejected a resolution endorsing a partnership proposal with Peking University in China. Student leaders at Cornell also unanimously voted to demand that the partnership stop. Both groups voiced concern for human rights abuses in China—especially genocide in Xinjiang—as well as the risks to academic freedom.