- China Telecom, China Unicom Under Investigation
China’s top economic planner has officially launched an investigation over China Telecom and China Unicom, to decide whether the two companies have abused their monopoly position in the markets.
- To the Jobless Economy
Unemployment resulting from automation in the Chinese manufacturing sector could ultimately complicate China’s efforts to rebalance its economy toward increased domestic consumption.
- The Devil in the Tar Sands
Time, research, and money must be devoted to finding clean, renewable, and sustainable alternatives to fossil fuels. But it takes consistent and committed leadership to make that happen.
- The Education Solution
Over the years, we have learned that the real challenge is not just to enroll children in school, but to help them to acquire the skills necessary for employment, entrepreneurship, family life, and citizenship.
- Chinese Banks See Sharp Declines in Deposits
Chinese banks have seen sharp declines in the first three quarters this year, with total deposits in 16 listed banks down about 100 billion from that ending in the second quarter
- America's Other 87 Deficits
While the United States runs a large trade deficit with China, it also runs deficits with 87 other countries. A multilateral deficit cannot be fixed by putting pressure on one of its bilateral components.
- President Hu Urges to Expand Uses of SDR
“Major efforts should be made to reform and improve the international monetary system, international trading system and commodity pricing mechanism”
- President Hu's speech at G20 Summit in Cannes
"At this critical moment, the G20 must work to address the key problems, boost market confidence, defuse risks and meet challenges, and promote global economic growth and financial stability."