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  1. Questions of reform intensify as transition countdown begins

    Posted Mar 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... occasions, the latest being an interview with the Nanfang Daily, he complained about procrastination in political reform. Wu said there was a myth that the mainland had almost completed its economic reform, and a serious effort to change was needed only in political reform. But the reality was that the mainland had failed to achieve many of its recent economic goals. Economic reform could ...

  2. Beijing can learn from 'little brother' Hanoi's reform steps

    Posted Feb 19th 2009, 12:00am by Ivan Zhai

    ... unforeseen trouble, so it will not be easy to push reforms ahead at this moment,' Mr Zhou said. Other analysts agreed the economic climate was forcing socialist countries to slow political ... for the mainland's political future. He insisted that mainland authorities had to make political change the core issue because all other development, including the economic, cultural and social reform ...

  3. Tough at the top

    Posted Mar 29th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Steering Pakistan down a path of economic and political reform is no easy task. But Shaukat Aziz is taking it all in his patriotic stride, writes Greg Torode Pakistani Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz appears relaxed and genial. He has just been preaching the virtues of his economic reforms to regional financiers at the annual Credit Suisse Asian Investment Conference in Hong Kong- ...

  4. Former pariah can teach Kim a thing or two

    Posted Apr 18th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in terms of religion. But business transactions are still mired in much red tape. Far greater efforts are needed to bring about political reform and tackle corruption. Still, the leadership ... to Vietnam would be hugely symbolic. In Vietnam, Mr Kim would find much to inspire him. The Southeast Asian nation has, on its own terms, done a laudable job in modernising and instituting reforms ...

  5. Crystal ball hazy for party

    Posted Jul 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... base and increasing its vulnerability to the domestic and foreign economic and political shocks that would inevitably come. Most analysts agree that political reform is the solution. Dr Cheng ... there are about 80 million party cadres, eight times the number in Mao Zedong's heyday, and 15 million more than in 1989. The world's largest political party, it has survived tumultuous ...

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    One night in Yangon

    Posted Nov 18th 2012, 12:00am by RED DOOR NEWS

    ... up to the world, with promises of political and economic reforms. With opposition leader and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi now free after years of house arrest, world leaders ...

  7. Revaluation push gains currency

    Posted Sep 24th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... but the political cost is rising. The latest pressure, in the form of a G7 statement, has convinced many that a major adjustment in international currency values is inevitable. Export-led economic growth ... reserves, when that money could be better deployed in the domestic economy under a more flexible macro-economic regime. On the political front, Asian countries would carry more weight ...

  8. Reform ball back in Congress' court

    Posted May 19th 2009, 12:00am by Kevin Rafferty

    ... constantly diverted by petty political bickering. It is not as easy as it seems, not least because India faces deep social divisions and institutional constraints and because the global turmoil and the need for continuing economic reforms may be pushing India in conflicting directions. India's growth will fall to about 6per cent this year. But the damage to the economy is not as deep ...

  9. Asean- struggling to find any relevance

    Posted Nov 28th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... any of the treaties and trade agreements under consideration. This is as good an indication as any of the group's struggle for political and economic relevance. As China and India gain ... deeply affects Asean's prospects and the hardline position against reform in Myanmar call for attention, but the group has yet to prove it can grapple effectively with such matters. Lack ...

  10. Be prepared

    Posted Aug 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... and wage demands spiral. Rapid growth has been a lubricant for social and political frictions in the country, so this is more than an economic question. Unrest involving the Uygur minorities early ... the country in mid-2010, labour costs and fewer jobs have also been a spectre. China's domestic issues matter more today than ever before. If Beijing cannot maintain economic growth and political ...




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