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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Taiwan needs to think long-term as region's economic focus shifts

    Posted Apr 09th 2014, 06:02am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Taiwan needs to refocus economy Common sense has prevailed in Taiwan's political stand-off over a cross-strait trade services pact. Student-led protesters have pledged ... in the mainland's transition to a more consumer-led economy, which calls for Taiwan to refocus integration on provision of services rather than manufacturing. A fresh reminder came this week with a report ...

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    Russia's expulsion from Group of Eight is no big deal

    Posted Apr 02nd 2014, 05:08am by SCMP Editorial

    ... Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and the United States. But the inclusion of Russia in 1998 was never a comfortable fit, given that membership is based on member states being democracies and having highly developed economies. The nation had neither a liberalised economy nor Western-style democracy at the time, although there were high hopes that its addition would bring about both. ...

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    China should lower taxes, not increase spending, to spur growth

    Posted Apr 17th 2014, 04:33am by SCMP Editorial

    ... increased pressure for measures to stimulate the economy. It has indicated it is relaxed with growth around 7.5 per cent. The question is whether the economy will continue to slow from ... the economy performed within a "proper range", with structural adjustment continuing to make progress. However, weakening industrial production, investment and property market data suggest ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Neighbours are right to worry about Japan's plutonium stockpile

    Posted Mar 17th 2014, 03:41am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Keep tabs on Japan plutonium If any nation could be expected to exercise restraint and responsibility over the handling of weapons-grade stocks of the plutonium by-product of nuclear power, it should be the one that has been the only target of atomic bombs- Japan. It says something about regional tensions, sensitivity about the resurgence of Japanese nationalism, ...

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    Reality behind the election rhetoric in India

    Posted Apr 10th 2014, 05:16am by SCMP Editorial

    ... 5 per cent, far below what is needed to create jobs for a young population. The corruption of politicians and officials has robbed billions of dollars from the economy. India needs electricity, ... overhaul of the economy. But he is also a divisive figure, his still unexplained role in the slaughter of 1,000 Muslims in Gujarat in 2002 leading to bans by Britain and the US that were only ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Ban on Japanese whaling a major victory in conservation battle

    Posted Apr 03rd 2014, 04:21am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Hope at last for saving whales The 28 years that Japan has ignored an international moratorium on whaling is about one-third of the typical lifespan of the giant mammal. ... over; the nation continues to hunt in the northern Pacific Ocean and Iceland and Norway still flout the ban. Japan has accepted the ruling, which cannot be appealed. It has done so ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    A prosperous China is good for the European Union

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 02:40am by SCMP Editorial

    ... agreement being pushed by China with the EU's US$17 trillion economy can be forged; the EU said that it was under consideration. In return, the EU is eager for China, likely to become the world's biggest economy within the decade, to open up investment opportunities. Better economic and diplomatic ties will help Europe move beyond its sovereign debt troubles, but the spectre ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Citic Group's plan opens door to greater economic reforms

    Posted Apr 06th 2014, 03:55am by SCMP Editorial

    ... Chinese economy, whole swathes of which are currently dominated by these state-owned enterprises. ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    China's defence spending only natural, but it must explain why

    Posted Mar 09th 2014, 04:02am by SCMP Editorial

    ... allocate. Only Japan and Germany, bound by pledges after their second world war defeats, have lower percentages. While China has since 2007 been the world's second-largest military spender, ... to criticise. China's increased spending contrasts with declines in most developed countries, who are struggling with weak economies. But the reverse is the case in Asia where, as the London-based ...

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    Danger signs for the global economy

    Posted Feb 25th 2013, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Danger signs for global economy While people fret about a potential shooting war between three of the world's largest economies in the East China Sea, the real danger ... member states about Japan's new Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's loose talk about a lower yen and a higher inflation target. It was the US' aggressive quantitative easing in 2010 ...




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