Jan 10, 2014

Looming economic problems

by George Soros

The major uncertainty facing the world today, says George Soros, is not the euro but the future direction of China. The growth model that drove China's rapid rise appears to have run out of steam.

China leaders promise bigger role for free market

Nov 12, 2013

China leaders promise bigger role for free market

China’s leaders finished a closely watched policy meeting Tuesday with a promise to give market forces a bigger role in the country’s state-dominated economy but failed to produce dramatic reforms to overhaul a worn-out growth model. In a report after a four-day meeting that ...

Sep 18, 2013

Hiring more women seen as answer to economic malaise

Imagine our current discussions about women and the workplace — Can women have it all? How do women lean in? — taking place in a country with one of the worst gender-equality ratios in the world. This is Japan. And women, it turns out, ...

Jun 5, 2013

What Bismarck can show Red China

by Pankaj Mishra

More than a century and a half after it was published, Alexis de Tocqueville’s “The Old Regime and the Revolution” has become an unlikely best-seller in China. Wang Qishan, China’s anti-corruption czar, is reportedly among the senior leaders obsessed with what he sees as ...