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  • Editor’s Picks / 05 February 2016 at 0:36 GMT

    Fear of economic collapse, unrest behind China's crackdown

    Nikkei Asian Review
    China, the world's second largest economy and an emerging global superpower, is now engaged in a months-long crackdown on all avenues of dissent. China's leaders, under Xi Jinping, see a worrisome threat on the horizon – a collapsing economy, and potential social unrest. And that fear provides a compelling rationale for the tightening of control. Since June last year, shares have been in meltdown, the yuan has lost value and double-digit growth has been slowing faster than predicted. Each attempt to calm the markets has only led to more jitters, further share price declines and capital flight. Total capital outflows from China reached $676bn last year. The government burned $120bn trying in vain to prop up the yuan.
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  • Editor’s Picks / 16 November 2015 at 15:02 GMT

    Declaring war on terror is good rhetoric, bad policy

    Bloomberg
    Declaring war on terrorist groups sends a message of resolve and outrage, but it isn’t always wise to elevate them to sovereign entities, says Bloomberg View columnist Noah Feldman. "When French President Francois Hollande said Friday's attacks on Paris were an 'act of war', he was following a script set by George W. Bush in the aftermath of the Sept. 11 attacks," Feldman writes. That was a mistake with respect to al-Qaeda, and a mistake when it comes to Islamic State whose aim is to achieve statehood, he says. France was already at war with Islamic State since it began airstrikes in Syria in September, Feldman adds. And, declaring war on the terrorists is a war that cannot be won in the short to medium term, but rather the best one can hope for is to degrade the enemy’s capabilities. "Painful as it might have been, the right course for Hollande would have been to denounce the terrorists as murderers unworthy to be considered in a war against the great republic of France," he writes.
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