- China Signs $4.7Bln of Deals with Britain
The 15 deals worth up to 46.68 billion U.S. dollars covered areas in low-carbon development, wildlife protection, deep sea oil and gas production and co-operations in financial sectors.
- India's Elites in Crisis
Except in totalitarian regimes, a country’s elite depends on a degree of popular acceptance, which is mostly derived from the belief that the elite is broadly “fair” in its dealings.
- Eastern Europe's Ostrich Policy on HIV
The popular explanation for lack of action in Russia and Ukraine is that their governments view IDUs as criminals, rather than people with a disease, and adopt an informal let-them-rot policy.
- China Issues Anti-Price Monopoly Provision
Detailed regulations were formulated against price monopolies, which forbid enterprises from reaching price fixing agreements and other price monopoly activities.
- Getting Corruption Right
If policies can create corruption, it is equally true that the cost of corruption will vary with the specific policies.
- China HSBC PMI Slows to 54.4 in December
The HSBC China Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) slipped to 54.4 in December from 55.3 in November as output and new businesses increased at the slowest pace in three months.
- A Time to Spend
Because only the government can create the investment-grade financial assets that are in short supply in a depression, it is the government’s task to do so.
- China Issues First Anti-Corruption White Paper
The government highly values the positive role played by the Internet in enhancing supervision, and will continue to build and strengthen a convenient and unimpeded feedback channel for the public.