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  1. Where are China's budding global leaders?

    Posted Jun 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Liang Wang Despite all China's economic and political feats, the absence of a serious Chinese candidate to lead the International Monetary Fund is quite humbling. It means that China's integration into the world and its global power status have not yet been translated into an ability to master the rules of the game in global governance. To put it bluntly, China cannot ...

  2. Currency tightrope act a Snow job of the highest order

    Posted Oct 13th 2005, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... Tom Holland United States Treasury Secretary John Snow is not usually a figure who elicits much sympathy but visiting China this week he is likely to find himself being ground between a rock and a hard place. The rock is the US Congress, where senators continue to accuse China of holding the value of the yuan artificially low in order to steal an unfair trade advantage over ...

  3. Model behaviour

    Posted Jan 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... competition driven by self-interest and individual rationality. Since then, there have been many disputes on the role of the market and government. In China today, this debate remains alive and has practical implications. With China's rapid ascent as a major economic power and the spread of the global financial crisis, there are emerging voices that speak highly of China ...

  4. Wen will be judged by results on economy

    Posted Nov 08th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and that their impact is even more limited in a transitional one like the mainland's. At the end of the day, however, political leaders are judged by results. On that measure, it would appear that Mr Wen ...

  5. Wen warns world China is the 800-pound gorilla in forex

    Posted Jan 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... could have a significant impact on financial markets but would be relatively uncontroversial. China, however, is more likely to put some of its cash pile to work to earn political and monetary ... political alliances and securing long-term supplies of energy and raw materials for China's resource-hungry industries, as well as at making profits. In the longer run, observers suggest, ...

  6. Peg architect backs fixed rate for yuan

    Posted Sep 06th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... an academic and political standpoint that China has been running a balance of payments surplus and accumulating reserves and therefore it should revalue the currency.' He also doubted ... advocated an appreciation of the yuan. If inflation has become a serious problem in China, then that'll be something they should contemplate. But I don't see inflation is a serious problem ...

  7. Policymakers urged to focus on fighting inflation

    Posted Mar 04th 2008, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... Cary Huang in Beijing The mainland's main political advisory body opened its annual meeting yesterday, with rising inflation, the recent snowstorms and other issues highlighted by delegates. More than 2,200 members of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference from around the country gathered at Beijing's cavernous Great Hall of the People ...

  8. Revaluation seen as boost to relations with Washington

    Posted Jul 24th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... currency. Americans had better be polite. If China changes its policy and sells off the US currency, America will be in big trouble,' he said. 'China has a nice amount of leverage to play ... deficits. 'They should be satisfied. If there's any political impact, it will foster Sino-US relations because China has taken a step towards a floating exchange rate.' ...

  9. In aid of trade

    Posted Jul 19th 2011, 12:00am by Paul Letters

    ... characteristics: without political preconditions, China is building roads in Ethiopia, pipelines through Sudan and railways across Tanzania. China's also snapping up the lion's share of oil from ... and the new scramble for African land- particularly to grow crops for biofuels- must be curtailed. While China demands a torrent of natural resources, China also craves peace and political stability ...

  10. Beijing defends rights record by underscoring freedoms gained

    Posted Apr 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of the government-affiliated China Society for Human Rights Studies and a Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference vice-chairman, said China had made 'huge strides' in improving human rights. 'Chinese people enjoy unprecedented freedoms of every kind and basic human rights, including freedom of religious belief and the right to political assembly,' Mr Luo said. He emphasised ...




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