Political risk must-reads
Eurasia Group’s selection of essential reading for the political risk junkie — presented in no particular order. As always, feel free to give us your feedback or selections by tweeting at us via @EurasiaGroup or @ianbremmer.
China and the environment
“Traveling to China? Consider ‘Smog Insurance’” — Emily Rauhala, Time
The largest online travel agency in China may offer tourists a rebate if they should visit China’s major cities on days when pollution is severe — which is quite often.
“China deploys drones to spy on polluting industries” — Jennifer Duggan, the Guardian
China has a novel use for drones: policing polluting industries. Offending companies cannot anticipate a drone flyover as readily as a conventional inspection trip. According to China Daily, drones have helped the ministry of environmental protection “resolve” over 200 environment-linked cases.