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· May, 2007

Stories about Development from May, 2007

India: Development and West Bengal

Singur underlines why development is crucial in West Bengal. “Today, regional and sub-regional cooperation is the axis around which the wheel of economic growth is turning. The nay-sayers to new...

Bahrain: Electricity Shortages

Bahraini blogger Mahmood Al Yousif discusses electricity shortages in Bahraini here.

Trinidad & Tobago, Jamaica: Rex Nettleford & Today's Thinkers

“It was undoubtedly a pleasure to hear from one of the few great Caribbean minds–with the recent passing of Lloyd Best, their numbers are even fewer now, and needed no...

China: Xiamen Demonstration Against Chemical Project

Tomorrow there will be a demonstration in Xiamen against the construction of Chemical factory campus. Although the local government has already announced the deferral of the construction plan on may...

China: Lost in “preservation”

Wang Jun comments that media attention has succeed in preserving part of “old Beijing”, however, the old part might still get lost in actual preservation plan, as it allows rebuilding...

Africa: blogging the G8 Summit

A team of African journalists, who are working with Panos London will blog from the G8 Summit in Germany: “For nine days starting on 1 June, journalists from Ethiopia, Uganda,...

El Salvador: Preliminary Census Figures

Early returns from the first Salvadoran census since 1992 have found that there are less citizens in the country than expected. Tim Muth provides the prediction that “you can expect...

Peru: Interview with Archaeologist Guillermo Cock

C.J. Schexnayder of Kleph's blog recently sat down with famed Peruvian archaeologist Guillermo Cock, who led the effort to unearth thousands of mummies and tens of thousands of artifacts in...

Kyrgyzstan: Issyk-Kul and Tourism

Asel is worried that the pursuit of short-term profit from tourism is ruining Kyrgyzstan's Issyk-kul.

One Caribbean; Many Identities…

Calypsonian Lord Nelson once sang, “all ah we is one family”. Optimists in the Caribbean may well agree with these words, but the reality is that if you were to...

Zambia: does Zambia-China relationship worry IMF?

Is IMF concerned about Zambia-China relationship?: “This warning appears to reflect IMF concern about the blossoming Zambia-China relationship, and the investment conditions established for Chinese companies entering the recently announced...

Zimbabwe: inflation exceeds 10,000%

“The Zimbabwe opposition Movement for Democratic Change’s economics spokesperson, Eddie Cross, says that judging from his own bakery business in Bulawayo the country’s inflation rate now exceeds 10 000%. In...

China: The importance of media dissent to “old Beijing”

Chris O'Brien from Beijing Newspeak blogs about the importance of media dissent to the redevelopment process of “old Beijing” by comparing the news reports of Dongsi Ba Tiao and Qianmen...

Sierra Leone: State Led Prostitution, Diamond Tales, And More

After three years of peace following eleven years of civil war, Sierra Leone is engaged in concerted efforts to attract investors. The efforts, which are led by the the government...

Philippines: Globalization Woes

Manilarat, a supporter of globalization, is having doubts about the benefits of globalization after reading about Mexico's auto industry.

Moldova: Chisinau, Countryside and Elections

Live in Moldova posts pictures from the countryside; Public Policy Watch writes about Chisinau City of her dreams and the local elections.

Zambia: corruption wars

Cho discusses corruption wars in Zambia: “I have watched with some amazement at the recent flurry of discussions on corruption following the London judgement on our ex President FTJ. The...

South Korea: Creative Leadership

Former Seoul Mayor Lee Myung-bak of the main opposition Grand National Party (GNP) formally announced his presidential candidacy yesterday. Matt from Gust of Popular Feeling wrote some background about Lee's...

China: Rural Migrant Children

Zuo Ai Chung quotes figure from Federation of Women association research that 5-10% of the rural migrant population in the urban area are children (around 750-2,000 millions) who follow their...

China: Land Requisition in Hubei

Xueyong posts a protest letter against a forced land requisition in Hubei. The requisited area is 616.42 hectares, affecting 3,032 people. However, the compensation is just one eighth of the...

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