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  1. A cautious start, but Sino-US talks may yet provide impetus for reforms

    Posted Dec 18th 2006, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... economic and political reforms at a time when the political will to do so is sapping, and calls for slower reforms are growing amid rising social unrest and rampant official corruption. Beneath ... Wang Xiangwei It is easy to dismiss the results of the so-called 'strategic economic dialogue' between senior officials of the United States and China, which ended on Friday. US ...

  2. Spirit of 1972 will make partners of China and US

    Posted Feb 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... the US. Today, after four decades, the United States is still the most influential foreign country in China, politically, economically and culturally. Since political reform will ultimately take ... asserting that America's fate cannot be predicted by its temporary setbacks. On the other hand, China's continued rise will necessitate two things: successful political reform and stable ...

  3. Cargo cult clings to hope of US millions

    Posted Mar 30th 2006, 12:00am by Nick Squires

    ... countries that adopt political and economic reforms. But local politicians have the delicate task of explaining to the cult, based in a village at the foot of an active volcano on the island ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Hong Kong beats UK, US on 'human freedom' index

    Posted Jan 10th 2013, 12:00am by Stuart Lau

    ... of 8.39, below New Zealand and the Netherlands. The US was ranked 7th and the UK 18th. "No nation that has adopted economic freedom has ever failed to evolve towards civil and political ... States and United Kingdom, according to the research from the Fraser Institute, a Canadian think tank. The mainland stood at 100th. The city was the star performer for economic freedom- scoring ...

  5. Obama needs to focus on the domestic front

    Posted Nov 04th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... politically. The compromise that led to the reform's approval has watered down its worth, losing him support in his own party, deepening disapproval among opponents and losing him respect ... got the power that they wanted to effortlessly block whatever legislation they wish. That bodes ill for the president's reform agenda and gives him a reason to shift attention to less ...

  6. Every Nation for Itself: Winners and Losers in a G-Zero World

    Posted Mar 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... their imagination as to the future. Bremmer, who heads a risk research and consulting firm, says there is no single country or bloc with the political or economic leverage to drive a truly international agenda. The result is uncertainty and conflict over international economic co-ordination, financial regulatory reform, trade policy and climate change. This G-Zero stage, as Bremmer describes it, ...

  7. A reality check for Hong Kong

    Posted Apr 08th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... While some may find it terribly disappointing that the National People's Congress has said its authority will serve as bookends to the political reform debate, this is nothing more ... with the political evolution of the US. After gaining independence from Britain, the 13 colonies were governed under the Articles of Confederation. When economic problems, budget deficits, and uprisings ...

  8. US wise not to press too hard on yuan

    Posted May 12th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The US Treasury decision not to brand China a currency manipulator was sensible economics, politics and diplomacy. To have done otherwise would have strengthened the hand of those ... superpower. It is less than a month since President Hu Jintao made commitments in Washington to work towards economic and financial reforms consistent with greater currency flexibility. While ...

  9. Talking points

    Posted Mar 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... for Congress would make it harder for Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's already weakened coalition government to pursue reforms that could shore up economic growth, now below 7 per cent. ... but standing firm against any intervention by outside forces. Poor results threaten Indian PM's reforms The five Indian states of Goa, Manipur, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand announce ...

  10. U.S. threat on yuan seen as pure politics

    Posted Oct 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Academy of Social Sciences' Institute of American Studies, said the sluggish US economy and high unemployment meant 'it is more about politics than economics, because it is an American ... Cary Huang in Beijing cary.huang@scmp.com Analysts say a US bill threatening Beijing with tariffs if it does not lift the value of the yuan is politically motivated and would do nothing ...




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