Long one of the world’s most unequal countries, Brazil surprised pundits by recording a massive reduction in household income inequality in the last couple of decades. Between 1995 and 2012, the country’s Gini coefficient for household incomes fell by seven points, from 0.59 to 0.52. (For comparison, all of the inequality increase in the United States between 1967 and 2011 amounted to eight Gini points – according to this study.)
China’s Xi urges trade cooperation in first meeting with Trump
Reuters, April 7, 2017
Trump hails ‘tremendous’ progress within talks with China’s Xi
BBC, April 7, 2017
Dinner-time airstrike leaves China having to reassess Trump
The particular Guardian, April 7, 2017
China’s press has been relatively mute around the Trump-Xi summit—here’s why
CNBC, April 7, 2017
Spotlight: Xi, Trump engage in deep-going, pleasant, long-time talks at Mar-a-Lago vacation resort
Xinhua, April 7, 2017
习近平同特朗普开始举行中美元首会晤 (Xi Jinping, Donald Trump begin Sino-U. S. summit)
Xinhua, April seven, 2017
Trump: ‘Tremendous Progress’ Constructed with China’s Xi
Voice of America, April 7, 2017
HRIC statement: U. S. -China Summit: ‘Human Rights with Chinese Characteristics’ Hurt Chinese and United states people
Human Legal rights in China, April 4, 2017
What Exactly Will Trump and Xi Discuss at Mar-a-Lago?
Pacific Standard, April 6, 2017
Countries in the South Asian countries Region (SAR) face a number of functional and economic challenges as they seek to keep up with rapidly growing electricity demands. Our analysis finds that increased regional electricity trade facilitated by expanded cross-border transmitting interconnections among SAR countries can contribute significantly to alleviating these challenges . Cross-border electricity industry could save as much as US$94 billion (in present value terms) in the area during the 2015-2040 period. It would slow up the regional power sector CO2 emissions during the period by 8% also without pro-active measures to reduce CARBON DIOXIDE or harmful local pollutants. Moreover, significantly increasing cross-border interconnection plus trade will necessitate taking measures that inevitably will reduce substantial existing inefficiencies in national power systems in the region, as well.
Hong Kong police to stage riot drills to organize for Xi Jinping visit
The Guardian, March 7, 2017
Legal bid mounted against two more Hong Kong pan-democrat lawmakers
South China Morning Post, March 6, 2017
梁振英动真格控议员诽谤似为晋升政协副主席“除病” (C. Y. Leung said to prosecute Legco member for defamation in order to “remove obstacle” for his advertising as vice-chairman of CPPCC )
Radio France Internationale, March 7, 2017
According to conventional wisdom, capital flows are usually fickle. They are fickle more or less independent of time and place. But different moves exhibit different degrees of volatility: FDI is least volatile, while bank-intermediated flows are most volatile. Various other portfolio capital flows rank between, and within this intermediate category debt flows are more volatile than equity-based flows.
- Do not conflate “international carbon markets” with “internationally transferred mitigation outcomes.”
- Be cautious about the apparent gains from linking emissions trading markets.
- Create contracts between developed and developing country governments for internationally transferred mitigation obligations.
Liaoning high courtroom looks into labor issues in personal bankruptcy
Supreme People’s Courtroom Monitor, February 3, 2017
China’s Xi is no answer to Trump
Quartz, February 1, 2017
In the ongoing debate about the benefits of industry, we must not lose sight of a vital fact. Trade and worldwide integration have raised incomes across the world, while dramatically cutting poverty and global inequality.
Within a few countries, trade has contributed in order to rising inequality, but that unfortunate result ultimately reflects the need for more powerful safety nets and better interpersonal and labor programs, not trade protection.