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Archive for the tag “Business and Economy”

A Distorted World View

And while it may not come as a surprise that countries like the United States, Israel, and Russia receive significantly more attention than their counterparts in Latin America and Africa, it’s still worth noting that the geography of reporting—which is formed as much by human judgment as by the caprice of current events—influences the ways in which we perceive the world.

Read Here – The Atlantic

The geographic focus on the world media

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China Whispers In Africa

China’s political and economic engagement in Africa is deep. Between 2009 and 2012, China’s direct investment in Africa grew at an annual rate of 20.5 percent. While negligible in 2000, trade between the regions hit $195.8 billion in 2012 and is estimated to reach $385 billion by 2015.

Read Here – The National Interest

Which Asian Century?

One future is an Asia that is relatively familiar: a region whose economies continue to enjoy robust levels of growth and manage to avoid conflict with one another. The second future could hardly be more different: an Asia of increased tensions, rising military budgets, and slower economic growth.

Read Here – Council On Foreign Relations

Brazil’s Fear Of Colonisation

Brazil and China can’t seem to agree on what either country is getting out of their economic ties

Read Here – Quartz

China’s Maritime Worries

As a rising power, China’s current naval capability does not match the country’s developments. China’s strengthening of muscles and increasing expenses in building sea power have not exceeded the normal level, and accordingly, should not be questioned or blamed.

Read Here – ChinaUSFocus

In China, The Rich Want A Say

China now has an emerging business class that wants to influence the debate on pollution, economic reform, U.S.-China relations, and broader political change.

Read Here – BusinessWeek

The Emerging Geo-strategic Competition

WASHINGTON: The US-China rivalry is today’s defining geostrategic competition. Washington is currently the biggest kid on the block, and Beijing is the strapping new boy who just moved into the neighborhood. A rivalry was almost inevitable. And there’s growing evidence that the other kids on the street expect that one day there will be a new king of the hill.

Read Here – Yale Global

The Chinese Reform Angst

Since 2010, global financial circles have been obsessing about China’s slowing economy. But, while the country barely met the official target of 7.5% annual GDP growth in the second quarter of this year – generating significant anxiety worldwide – China’s government seemingly remains calm, showing no indication that it plans to launch yet another stimulus package. Do China’s leaders really have the situation under control?

Read Here – Project Syndicate

The Chinese Numbers Game

China just released a host of encouraging new financial data, leading some analysts to conclude that the nation’s economic problems are “bottoming out.” Don’t take that for granted. China is famous for making up important economic numbers to mask serious problems—or to present a “harmonious” picture for its society and the world.

Read Here – WorldAffairsJournal

Austerity Chinese Style

With austerity the reigning buzzword in Beijing, it’s tempting to assume that China is finally joining the West’s ongoing debate about macroeconomics. In reality, China’s leaders are drawing on a vastly different intellectual history.

Read Here – Foreign Affairs

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