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We need to be realistic about Beijing’s own industrial goals and objectives and the nature of its investment strategy, writes John Hemmings.
The Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) has been officially signed in New Zealand today, while groups of protesters gathered outside the signing venue to voice their opposition. The agreement has been contentious for several years in New Zealand, mainly because of the secrecy of the deal, lack of public consultation and fears that New Zealand's sovereignty could be diminished.
Tsai Cheng-hsiu, a Taiwanese PhD student in geology at the University of Otago in New Zealand took over a fossil of a whale left behind by a research team and discovered that it may be the ancestor of the blue whale, dating back to 25 million years ago.