Tuesday, May 5, 2015
  1. Graft or Growth in China?

    Yao Yang

    Graft or Growth in China?

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     believes that the benefits of rooting out corruption vastly outweigh the costs.

    Liu Zhijun china railway minister Fan Rujun/ZumaPress

    China’s anti-corruption campaign has been widely touted as a key component of the deep structural reforms that the country needs to continue its development. But, in a country where government officials play a major role in promoting economic growth, will rooting out corruption undermine prosperity? READ MORE

  2. Britain’s Silent Election

    Bill Emmott
  3. Brittle Britain

    Anatole Kaletsky

    Brittle Britain

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     wonders why investors and European leaders are complacent about the outcome of the May 7 election.

    British flags London mall taxi Luke Hayter/Flickr

    Once a haven of political and economic stability amid the turmoil of the euro crisis, the United Kingdom is about to become the EU’s most politically unpredictable member. No amount of denial ahead of the May 7 general election will change that. READ MORE

  4. A New Blueprint for US-China Relations

    Gareth Evans

    A New Blueprint for US-China Relations

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     endorses former Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd's proposed strategy of "constructive realism."

    China and US US State Dept/Flickr

    The current relationship between the US and China risks turning legitimate competition into a dangerous confrontation. In a new report, former Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd outlines a different approach – which he calls “constructive realism” – that could mitigate that risk. READ MORE

  5. Lies, Damn Lies, and the British Election

    Chris Patten

    Lies, Damn Lies, and the British Election

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     describes three great falsehoods being peddled by UK politicians ahead of the May 7 election.

    British Parliament Thames Maurice/Flickr

    Democratic elections cannot be described as competitions aimed at revealing which candidates can tell the unvarnished truth. But this year the British electorate is being asked to believe three great falsehoods, each one of them dangerous in its own way. READ MORE

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