Nexus

Is China Pulling the Plug on Overseas Investment?

Why Beijing Got Cold Feet and Sank a Major Deal to Buy a U.S. Hotel Giant

China Ambitious Anbang

Every time China appears ready to take (or retake) its rightful place in the global economy, a reminder comes along that this isn’t just another country willing to abide by the conventions and dictates of international financial markets. Not yet, …

Every time China appears ready to take (or retake) its rightful place in the global economy, a reminder comes along that this isn’t just another country willing to abide by the conventions and dictates of international financial markets. Not yet, anyways. The latest such reminder came when Anbang Insurance Group won a bidding war against Marriott to acquire Starwood Hotels, only to pull out of the deal at the 11th hour, …

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The Takeaway

In the 1990s, Los Angeles Was Both Heaven and Hell

Recalling a Decade of Disasters, Political Mobilization, and Great Art

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The L.A. Riots. The Northridge Earthquake. The AIDS crisis. Proposition 187. Fires. Mudslides. White flight. Recession and joblessness. The departure of the aerospace industry. The departures of the Rams and the Raiders. The OJ Simpson trial. The murder of Biggie …

The L.A. Riots. The Northridge Earthquake. The AIDS crisis. Proposition 187. Fires. Mudslides. White flight. Recession and joblessness. The departure of the aerospace industry. The departures of the Rams and the Raiders. The OJ Simpson trial. The murder of Biggie Smalls. Gang warfare. “The ’90s,” as Zócalo Public Square publisher Gregory Rodriguez put it, “were rough” on Los Angeles. Rodriguez was moderating a Zócalo/Museum of Contemporary Art event at MOCA …

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