- Hot Topic
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Applicable – You’ll get advice that can be directly applied in the workplace or in everyday situations.
Analytical – You’ll understand the inner workings of the subject matter.
Background – You’ll get contextual knowledge as a frame for informed action or analysis.
Bold – You’ll find arguments that may break with predominant views.
Comprehensive – You’ll find every aspect of the subject matter covered.
Concrete Examples – You’ll get practical advice illustrated with examples of real-world applications or anecdotes.
Controversial – You’ll be confronted with strongly debated opinions.
Eloquent – You’ll enjoy a masterfully written or presented text.
Engaging – You’ll read or watch this all the way through the end.
Eye opening – You’ll be offered highly surprising insights.
For beginners – You’ll find this to be a good primer if you’re a learner with little or no prior experience/knowledge.
For experts – You’ll get the higher-level knowledge/instructions you need as an expert.
Hot Topic – You’ll find yourself in the middle of a highly debated issue.
Innovative – You can expect some truly fresh ideas and insights on brand-new products or trends.
Insider’s take – You’ll have the privilege of learning from someone who knows her or his topic inside-out.
Inspiring – You’ll want to put into practice what you’ve read immediately.
Overview – You’ll get a broad treatment of the subject matter, mentioning all its major aspects.
Scientific – You’ll get facts and figures grounded in scientific research.
Visionary – You’ll get a glimpse of the future and what it might mean for you.
Well structured – You’ll find this to be particularly well organized to support its reception or application.
At the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting of the New Champions in Dalian, China, in July 2019, a panel of trade and finance experts addressed the question, “Is there still hope that we can actually move beyond this current trade war?” At a June 2019 meeting of the G20, the United States and China called a truce. But by August, amid newly escalating tensions and tariffs, China had refused to buy any US agricultural products, and the Trump administration had planned fresh tariff hikes in return. Thus, this July discussion may well define the zeitgeist for 2019.
About the Speakers
Charles Li is chief executive of the Hong Kong stock exchange. Economist Mari Elka Pangestu is professor of public finance at the University of Indonesia. Timothy Stratford is a former US assistant trade representative. Yi Xiaozhun is deputy director general of the World Trade Organization. Geoff Cutmore is a financial journalist for CNBC Europe.