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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Politics undermining Japan's economic rejuvenation

    Posted Mar 24th 2014, 03:33am by DAN STEINBOCK

    ... Dan Steinbock Dan Steinbock says Abe's reform plan, now in its critical phase, will be derailed if tensions persist Political squabbles at home and abroad are undermining Japan's ... to achieve the 2 per cent inflation target, seeking to double the monetary base by the end of this year. That was the first tenet of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's economic reform agenda. ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Abe, Park and Xi Jinping display good economics in East Asia, but questionable politics

    Posted Mar 04th 2014, 04:32am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Good economics, questionable politics When it comes to economic reform, leaders of Asia's largest economies seem far more rational than with their politics ... are willing to take risks for their countries' economic prospects, you wonder if they could display comparable rationality in their politics and diplomacy. The daughter of the murdered dictator ...

  3. News - China - CHINA REFORM

    Economic blueprint without political reform in China a ‘lethal’ step: liberals

    Posted Dec 09th 2013, 02:43pm by Verna Yu

    ... in the absence of political reform, say liberal party veterans and scholars. The effectiveness of market reform is also likely to be limited by the party’s conservative ideology, they say. The plenum communiqué, released three weeks ago and the first policy blueprint under President Xi Jinping’s leadership, struck a bold tone on economic reform, promising to give market forces a “decisive role” ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Without political reform, how far can China's economic liberalisation go?

    Posted Nov 25th 2013, 04:32am by YAO YANG

    ... Yao Yang Yao Yang says the third-plenum blueprint is limited by a neglect of society's wider development Without political reform, how far can China's economic liberalisation go? ... legislatures, it proposes no concrete plan to curb local governments' role in economic activities. This is related to the final document's most significant lacuna: political reform. In fact, ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Above all, political reform plan must be realistic

    Posted Apr 11th 2014, 07:21pm by ANDREW LEUNG

    ... Andrew Leung Andrew Leung says it's time for all sides of the political reform debate to realise they will have to compromise and satisfy some of the interests of others if Hong Kong ... equal representation on the Election Committee, as stipulated in the Basic Law. This balance has proven vital to Hong Kong's political, economic and social viability. This suggests ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Xi Jinping's economic and political reforms get Jiang Zemin's backing

    Posted Jul 28th 2013, 12:00am

    ... factions, not to mention powerful vested interests, over economic and political reforms about which Xi has been seen to have sent conflicting signals. Jiang, who stepped down as party leader ... by Xi in defence of Mao Zedong's legacy. Without economic and political reform, China will struggle to maintain sustainable growth. Xi's contrasting remarks reflect a need to strike ...

  7. Business - Economy

    Cooling China expected to put drag on East Asia's economic growth

    Posted Apr 08th 2014, 01:08am by BLOOM

    ... said. "In Thailand, implementation delays and political uncertainties have been the major contributors [to its slowdown]," the World Bank said. It said the global economic recovery ... Bloomberg in Sydney World Bank says recovery in advanced markets and structural reforms key to region's growth Cooling China expected to put drag on East Asia Developing East Asian ...

  8. News - China - INTERVIEW

    Further economic reforms a tough task, warns Xi Jinping

    Posted Feb 10th 2014, 03:45am by Keith Zhai

    ... Keith Zhai keith.zhai@scmp.com More economic reforms a tough task, warns Xi Pushing through further economic reforms will prove tough and there may be dangerous times ahead, President Xi ... the re-education through labour prison system. Critics have noted that there was no genuine political reform on Xi's agenda as the party seeks to retain its firm grip on power. However, Xi has ...

  9. News - China - REFORM

    Senior leader appeals for unity over reform plan

    Posted Nov 16th 2013, 04:03pm by Reuters in Beijing

    ... media said. Zhang Dejiang, number three in the party’s hierarchy and head of China’s largely rubber-stamp parliament, told officials the reform plan was an “important political task”, Xinhua ... of economic and social reforms in nearly three decades on Friday, relaxing its one-child policy and further freeing up markets in order to put the world’s second-largest economy on a more stable ...

  10. News - China

    Xi Jinping's proposals for economic reform reminiscent of Deng Xiaoping

    Posted Jan 05th 2014, 05:15am by Cary Huang

    ... economic and social reforms in the face of social and political constraints, but he warns that trusting political centralisation to foster fair competition may be naive. "For such a vast ... Cary Huang cary.huang@scmp.com Economic reforms proposed by president could be most dramatic since Deng Xiaoping, experts say Steering a course for change The first trip Xi Jinping took ...




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