Monthly Archives: November 2015

Keyu Jin discusses economic “rebalancing” in China

Nov 27, 2015

Writing in Project Syndicate, Keyu Jin, discusses the economic “rebalancing” Chinese leaders have been pursuing for several years. The country’s current growth model is to be replaced by one based on services and domestic consumption, which she believes is a distant prospect. One reason Chinese households are unlikely to increase their spending is the imperative faced

Ann Romney leads a sweeping MS study

Nov 20, 2015

Ann Romney, wife of former US presidential candidate Mitt Romney, was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS) in 1998. After struggling for three long years with the horrible effects of the disease, she eventually started to bounce back and has fared well since. Today, she is spearheading a sweeping MS study. Although there have been many

Gabe Klein, an expert on urban design, publishes “Start-Up City: Inspiring Private and Public Entrepreneurship, Getting Projects Done, and Having Fun”

Nov 17, 2015

Gabe Klein, an expert on urban design and transportation, has recently published “Start-Up City: Inspiring Private and Public Entrepreneurship, Getting Projects Done, and Having Fun” (2015), now available for purchase as an e-book or paperback. From his experience as a food-truck entrepreneur to a ZipCar executive and a city transportation commissioner, Gabe’s career has focused on bridging

Kemal Derviş discusses “Two Europe’s in One”

Nov 13, 2015

Writing for Project Syndicate, Kemal Derviş discusses the informal talks toward negotiating change, as a referendum on the UK’s continued EU membership, due to take place before the end of 2017. Given the current dynamic of the UK’s relationship with the EU, Derviş believes changes are necessary, and careful negotiations must be made. He explains, “the UK

Dambisa Moyo urges “It would be premature to conclude that traditional banking has yielded to new financial platforms”

Nov 12, 2015

Writing for Project Syndicate, international economist, Dambisa Moyo discusses the state of traditional banking in a world of transforming technological innovation. Digital startups have penetrated areas traditionally dominated by the financial industry, and banking. Moyo urges that financial-services companies are not safe from the transformations wrought on by technological innovation, however there is reason to believe that

Leta Hong Fincher discusses the societal pressures facing young Chinese women

Nov 5, 2015

In her book ““Leftover Women, The Resurgence of Gender Inequality in China” (Zed Books, 2014), award-winning journalist, Leta Hong Fincher describes the pressure for China’s “leftover women” to settle down. A recent article by Yahoo! cites her book to explain “leftover women” and their fight back as a result of organised feminist movements, and the proliferation of

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