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from The Great Debate:

Economic stimulus Beijing-style: I treat, you pay

By Wei Gu
March 12, 2009

wei_gu_debate-- Wei Gu is a Reuters columnist. The opinions expressed are her own. --

Beijing may criticize American consumers for spending money they do not have, but the truth is Chinese leaders do the same, they just make sure it doesn't end up on their account.

from The Great Debate:

Advancing global Internet freedom

March 3, 2009

Leslie Harris -- Leslie Harris is the president and CEO of the Center for Democracy and Technology in Washington, DC. The views expressed are her own. --

from The Great Debate:

First 100 Days: Obama’s foreign policy challenges

February 17, 2009

Willis Sparks-- Willis Sparks is a Global Macro analyst at the political risk consulting firm Eurasia Group. The views expressed are his own. --

from Africa News blog:

Time to stop aid for Africa?

February 5, 2009

Far from being all bad news for Africa, the global financial crisis is a chance to break a dependence on development aid that has kept it in poverty, argues Zambian economist Dambisa Moyo, who has just published a new book “Dead Aid”.

from Davos Notebook:

The shift in power from West to East

January 28, 2009

One news theme I've asked our journalists to be alert to this year is the shift in power and emphasis from est to East.

from The Great Debate:

China Inc. takes stock after overseas buying spree

By Wei Gu
January 22, 2009

wei_gu_debate-- Wei Gu is a Reuters columnist. The opinions expressed are her own --

Abundant liquidity, government support and a strong yuan fueled Chinese companies' overseas buying spree.

from The Great Debate:

Global imbalances and the Triffin dilemma

January 13, 2009

John Kemp Great Debate-- John Kemp is a Reuters columnist. The opinions expressed are his own --

For the world monetary system, the financial crisis which erupted in the summer of 2007 is a cataclysmic shift that will prove every bit as significant as the outbreak of the First World War (which heralded sterling's demise as a reserve currency) and the suspension of gold convertibility in 1971 (which marked the end of bullion's monetary role).

from The Great Debate:

Downturn hits China’s manufacturing heartland

January 12, 2009

John Kemp Great Debate-- John Kemp is a Reuters columnist. The views expressed are his own --

The global slowdown is hitting China's modern manufacturing base in Guangdong province especially hard. Deputy governor Huang Longyun on Thursday warned a news conference "the situation is grim" and the manufacturing hub around Pearl River Delta is bearing the brunt of China's slowdown.

from The Great Debate:

China’s growth obsession may spawn jobless upturn

By Wei Gu
January 7, 2009

Wei Gu -- Wei Gu is a Reuters columnist. The opinions expressed are her own --

China is pulling all the stops to keep the economy growing by at least 8 percent, a pace considered necessary to absorb millions of migrant workers and graduates that hit the job market every year.

from The Great Debate:

Finance throws sand in wheels of trade

By J Saft
December 12, 2008

James Saft Great Debate -- James Saft is a Reuters columnist. The opinions expressed are his own. --

Trade finance, a basic lubricant for the global economy, is becoming much more expensive and tougher to get, accelerating an already harrowing downturn.