from Breakingviews:

China SOE fusion could topple cult of competition

April 28, 2015

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

from The Great Debate:

The world looks like it’s getting worse. Here’s why it’s not.

By John Stackhouse
April 28, 2015

Members of the Southern Resistance Committees man a tank during clashes with Houthi fighters in Yemen's southern city of Aden

Members of the Southern Resistance Committees man a tank during clashes with Houthi fighters in Yemen's southern city of Aden, April 23, 2015. REUTERS/Stringer

from The Great Debate:

With a $42 billion defense budget, is Japan a hawk in dove’s clothing?

By William Johnson
April 28, 2015

Sailors stand on the deck of the Izumo warship as it departs from the harbour of the Japan United Marine shipyard in Yokohama

Sailors stand on the deck of the Izumo warship as it departs from the harbor of the Japan United Marine shipyard in Yokohama, south of Tokyo. March 25, 2015. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

from Breakingviews:

China frothy markets churn up funding opportunity

April 27, 2015

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

from Breakingviews:

China’s cyber crackdown: A guide for the perplexed

April 24, 2015

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are her own.

from MacroScope:

EU thinks again on Mediterranean operations

By Mike Peacock
April 23, 2015

Amnesty International volunteers place hundreds of ships with the writing "SOS Europe" on the beach of San Sebastian in Barcelona

EU leaders will hold an emergency summit in Brussels in response to a grimly increasing death toll among migrants trying to cross the Mediterranean from north Africa in search of a better life.

from The Great Debate:

The myth of China’s ghost cities

By Wade Shepard
April 22, 2015

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Thames Town, near Shanghai, China. REUTERS/Courtesy of Wade Shepard

Ghost towns tend to start as boomtowns, and contemporary China more than likely has more boomtowns than any other country in history. No economy has ever risen so rapidly and no place has ever built so much so quickly. This rapid growth has resulted in peculiar side effect: ghost cities, everywhere.

from Breakingviews:

China’s road to West is paved with bold intention

April 20, 2015

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

from Breakingviews:

Sliding prices vindicate China’s growth worries

April 20, 2015

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

from The Great Debate:

Why China’s President Xi Jinping isn’t Mao 2.0

By William Johnson
April 20, 2015

Souvenir plates bearing images of China's President Xi Jinping and China's late Chairman Mao Zedong are displayed at a shop nearby Great Hall of the People where National People's Congress will be held, in Beijing

Souvenir plates bearing the images of China's President Xi Jinping and China's late Chairman Mao Zedong. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon