Adam Minter

Are China’s schools failing?

December 21

It had become something of a ritual. Every three years, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development would release the results of its Programme for International...

Arctic shipping? Still a dream

September 12

For centuries, a harsh climate and ice-choked seas dashed the dreams of sailors attempting to cross the Canadian Northwest Passage between Asia and Europe. Now, thanks to...

China’s empty oceans

China’s empty oceans

August 19

Overfishing and pollution have so depleted China’s fishery resources that some places have virtually no fish left, a frightening prospect for an increasingly hungry country.

Ignore the supercomputer race

July 04

A new list of the world’s 500 fastest supercomputers suggests that China might be speeding past the United States in the race for technological supremacy. China now holds the...