The gain from regional electricity trade in South Asia

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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.

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Hk (香港)

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Hong Kong police to stage riot drills to organize for Xi Jinping visit
The Guardian, March 7, 2017
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/mar/07/xi-jinping-visit-sparks-security-crackdown-in-hong-kong-says-report

Legal bid mounted against two more Hong Kong pan-democrat lawmakers
South China Morning Post, March 6, 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/law-crime/article/2076425/legal-bid-mounted-against-two-more-hong-kong-pan-democrat

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
http://cn.rfi.fr/政治/20170307-梁振英动真格控议员诽谤似为晋升政协副主席“除病”

Wednesday, March almost eight, 2017

hong kong
香港

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Are capital flows fickle? And does the solution still depend on type?

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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.

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International transfers of mitigation to achieve the goals of the Paris Agreement

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More than a year has passed since the signing of the Paris Agreement under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, in which developed, emerging and developing countries across the world have pledged to limit or reduce their greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) as a start toward limiting dangerous climate change. Under the Agreement, countries can work together to reduce emissions. Mike Toman, a Lead Economist in the World Bank’s Development Research Group, and Motu’s Suzi Kerr have come up with three basic guidelines for financing of emissions reductions in less economically advanced countries:

  1. Do not conflate “international carbon markets” with “internationally transferred mitigation outcomes.”
  2. Be cautious about the apparent gains from linking emissions trading markets.
  3. Create contracts between developed and developing country governments for internationally transferred mitigation obligations.

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Commentary (评论)

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Liaoning high courtroom looks into labor issues in personal bankruptcy
Supreme People’s Courtroom Monitor, February 3, 2017
https://supremepeoplescourtmonitor.com/2017/02/03/liaoning-high-court-looks-into-labor-issues-in-bankruptcy/

China’s Xi is no answer to Trump
Quartz, February 1, 2017
https://qz.com/898504/chinas-xi-is-no-answer-to-trump/

Fri, February 3, 2017

Access to Information
Entry to Justice
Commentary
Government Accountability
信息公开
司法公正
政府问责
评论

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Business has been a global force for less poverty and higher incomes

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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.

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Partnering With Other Schools

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We have been in touch with other schools seeking partnership since August. By mid September, we successfully established collaboration with several schools and began teaching at those schools instantly. This semester, Yao Laoshi plus Wang Laoshi started teaching Reading classes at Li Dian School and Ren Yang School.

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September Story Time

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Yao Laoshi read a story to her learners. Here is her account of so what happened: I picked this story since it is about fathers.

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The Journey of a Seed

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September 2015

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Experiment Course—Establish Rules

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It has been a few years since the last period I taught the same class in order to groups of students at the same time. I saw this particular as an opportunity to enhance my training skills. Specifically, I planned to combine my knowledge of child-development theories along with practice to help me discover what I do well and what I could do better.

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