Is China winning the reputation race against the US? It’s seen as a better global influence.

A new global arms race. Possible implications of the North Korea crisis.

A manufacturing renaissance for Africa. Here’s how to accelerate it.

Do we want to outsource trust to technology? Limitations of blockchain.

China’s green mega-city. The plan is 2.5 million people and 100% renewables.

How to protect yourself against air pollution? Eat salmon.

More benefits of a universal basic income: financial literacy and inclusion.

Overhyped, still a revolution. Why artificial intelligence is a different technology.

AI could take over half of doctors’ workload – in China, for a start.

The explanation for Europe’s political divide: education.

Can democracy get too direct? A call for more intermediation and institutions.

Prioritize pension saving over repaying student loans. An interview with the Forum head of financial and infrastructure systems. (Financial Times)

Chinese tourists the world’s biggest spenders. Cites Forum research. (Xinhua)

Blockchain needs stewardship from international organizations. Coverage of Forum report Realizing the Potential of Blockchain. (Wall Street Journal)

South Africa & Kenya work to develop ICT skills. Refers to Forum Internet for All initiative. (IT Web Africa)

Climate change will change business and the workforce. Cites Global Risks Report. (BBC)