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China industrial profits fall for 6th straight month

BEIJING: Profits earned by Chinese industrial companies in November fell 1.4 percent from a year earlier, marking a sixth consecutive month of decline, data from the statistics bureau showed on Sunday. Industrial profits – which cover large enterprises with annual revenue of more than 20 million yuan from...
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Who Will Pay?

As might have been expected before the talks began, reports on the eve of the expected conclusion of the Paris climate change negotiations suggest that the talks have become bogged down over who will pay the costs of adaptation. (See The New York Times, here.) Advanced countries want...
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The Return of Malthus?

Last month China announced that, after 35 years, it was ending its one-child policy which restricted couples to one child. While the prohibition was rigorously enforced on the masses, for those with party connections there was always a way around the policy. The fortunate few studying abroad, for...
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