If there is a silver lining to last years Tsunami that killed between 130,000 and 170,000 in Aceh Indonesia alone, it could be the peace dividend. The natural disaster was a catalyst to a peace agreement signed last August ending a bloody 30 year conflict between Acehnese rebels gam and the Indonesian government. Today marks another historic day for peace in Aceh. Jocelyn Ford reports.
Today China fine-tuned the way it measures its economy. The new numbers make China's economy 17% bigger than we thought it was. It's growing faster than expected, too. Jocelyn Ford reports.
China has fine tuned the way it measures its economy, and the new numbers make China's economy 17% bigger, and growing faster than previously thought. It turns out the old way of measuring GDP missed a lot of the service sector. Jocelyn Ford reports.
You knew China's economy was big, right?But what if the 800-pound Gorilla was actually heavier than first thought? Jocelyn Ford reports on what's expected from a new Chinese economic census due to be released later this month.
As talks open at the World Trade Organization conference today, Jocelyn Ford reviews the major players and what's at stake.
Since it joined the World Trade Organization four years ago, China has doubled its global trade and overtaken the United States to attract the most foreign investment of any country. But it's not being very aggressive at the WTO negotiating table. Jocelyn Ford reports.
Hong Kong gets ready to welcome 6,000 delegates for the upcoming World Trade Organization conference. China's capitalist stronghold is also getting ready for the protesters that are sure to follow. Jocelyn Ford reports.
Amnesty International says that this week, for the first time since Tiananmen killings in 1989, Chinese armed police have reportedly gunned down citizens with automatic weapons. Jocelyn Ford reports.