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Chinese Welcome Easing Of One-Child Policy, But Can They Afford It?

Many Chinese are pleased with the recent announcement that their government will further loosen the country's one-child policy. Some couples there are already allowed to have two children, while others say that even if they are permitted to have another kid, they can't afford it.<p>A young, …

Here are the signs that China’s Lehman moment is inevitable

Money market rates in China climbed again last week, prompting more worries of a deja vu of June’s cash crunch that spooked global markets. That was when the Shibor—the Shanghai interbank offering rate, which tracks the interest rates banks charge each other—soared, reminding many of the Libor leap …


Why 3 Of The 4 BRICs Are Failing To Meet The World's Expectations

China has been living up to those expectations. But many have questioned whether Russia, Brazil, and India deserve to be part of the group. In the recent past, experts argued that Russia and India should be replaced by Indonesia.<p>And in a Wall Street Journal column in August, O'Neill argued that …


Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng to leave NYU

<b>Blind Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng is to leave New York University, where he is a visiting fellow, this summer.</b><p>New York University (NYU) says Mr Chen is likely to remain in the US, and is currently in discussions with other US academic institutions.<p>Mr Chen, a prominent activist, caused a …


A Wild Country Grows in South Sudan

Day one is Thursday, and we roll out of Juba, South Sudan, in the ambassador’s official ride, a Toyota Land Cruiser in spotless white. The driver’s door is showered with gold stars across a familiar sky blue flag and the words L’UNION EUROPÉENNE, the heraldry of someone who matters in this vast, …


Why Obama Will Probably Be Low-Rated By Historians

President Obama's sole historical distinction (other than killing Al Qaeda leaders) is his health care plan, which he, personally, botched, as will here be described by providing a history of how he botched his Presidency's signature "achievement."<p>When he campaigned for President in 2008, one of …

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