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The EU on the Margins in Asia

For a few days in November Beijing almost seemed like the centre of the world. The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in Beijing brought together a diverse group of 21 countries from the Asia-Pacific which includes those as far flung as Australia, New Zealand, Chile, China, the US, Russia, Japan, South Korea and several from… » read more

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Last week S&P Dow Jones Indices, which provides data to financial institutions, announced that it no longer considers Greece a developed market, reclassifying it as an emerging market. The downgrading is not the first of this kind, both MSCI and Russell Indexes did the same thing earlier this year. After years of financial and economic… » read more

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The exhibition “The Road to Revival” (复兴之路) at China’s National Museum in Beijing, which Xi Jinping visited and where he made his first pronouncement on the “China dream” in November 2012 after he became Secretary General of the Chinese Communist Party, raises as many questions as it answers. Since Xi Jinping made his pronouncement, the… » read more

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