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Nepal shifts rightwards after the revolution

Nepal shifts rightwards after the revolution

Author: Rumela Sen, Columbia University Ten years ago Nepal became a federal democratic republic when the Maoists gave up armed struggle and signed a . The subsequent overthrow of the monarch was hailed worldwide as an exemplary case of . Recovering from the is widely recognised as the new republic?s […]

Should Beijing prop up stock markets to combat its slowest economic growth since 1990?

Should Beijing prop up stock markets to combat its slowest economic growth since 1990?

China?s faltering stock markets, compounded by an economy that is growing at its slowest pace since 1990, have incited a heated debate among think tanks and analysts on whether Beijing should step in to help shore up investor confidence. The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index ? the world?s worst performer among […]

Head of China?s securities watchdog Liu Shiyu replaced by top banker

Head of China?s securities watchdog Liu Shiyu replaced by top banker

The chairman of the China Securities Regulatory Commission, Liu Shiyu, has been replaced by the boss of Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC), state media reported on Saturday. Liu has been given a new position as deputy party secretary of the All-China Federation of Supply and Marketing Cooperatives, Xinhua […]

Moon?s popularity wanes as South Korea?s economy stalls

Moon?s popularity wanes as South Korea?s economy stalls

Author: Kim Kee-seok, Kangwon National University South Korean politics is spinning once again as President Moon Jae-in?s approval ratings continue to decline sharply. An offspring of the , the Moon government has enjoyed exceptionally high popularity for a relatively long time based on three pillars ? a strong sense of […]

Vietnam?s Politburo clamps down

Vietnam?s Politburo clamps down

Author: David Brown, California Nguyen Phu Trong and his proteges have consolidated their command of Vietnam’s ruling Communist Party and its government. Fuelled by foreign investment in manufacturing, the economy remains robust. The public, initially sceptical that the party-state’s would endure, has been impressed as indictments piled up against a […]