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Peru: Signing Away Too Many Rights? 24.3.2010 Truthout - All Articles

Lima - Peru is enthusiastically espousing free trade, and has signed six tariff-lowering agreements in the space of a year. But it has not matched them with the internal policies needed to reduce their impact on labour rights, the environment, and sensitive areas like agriculture, social organisations and experts say.

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China, Afghanistan sign pacts to boost cooperation 24.3.2010 New Kerala: World News
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Karzai and Hu sign economic deals 24.3.2010 BBC South Asia
The presidents of Afghanistan and China sign agreements on trade and economic co-operation at talks in Beijing.
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Renminbi debate fails to alter official view 24.3.2010 Financial Times US
Beijing shows little outward sign of softening its blunt defence against pressure to let its currency appreciate
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The problem of women in politics | Melissa Benn 24.3.2010 Guardian: Comment is Free
Talk about politicians' wives and families distracts us from the real barriers to women's participation in serious politics Anne Perkins is right . The escalation of attention given to politician's private lives is an evolutionary setback. Continuing saturation coverage of the telegenic wives of party leaders, high-achieving women in their own right, constantly under pressure to churn out some bland domestic titbit, obscures an important moment for real political women, especially as we come up to a possibly epoch-defining general election. In particular, Patricia Hewitt's suspension from the PLP is a sadly symbolic moment in the story of the 1997 generation of women whose original promise stalled, if not shuddered to a halt, in recent ...
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China moves appear to target Google 24.3.2010 SFGate: Top Stories
China moves appear to target Google
Afghanistan, China sign economic agreements 24.3.2010 Boston Globe: Latest
Afghanistan, China sign economic agreements
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Afghanistan, China sign economic agreements 24.3.2010 SFGate: Business & Technology
Afghanistan, China sign economic agreements
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Drumbeat: March 24, 2010 24.3.2010 NewsTrust Yahoo Pipes Feed
Peter Foster: The church of Peak Oil The problem with Peak Oil the theory isn’t that it’s wrong in noting that industry depletes resources, and that oil may, sooner or later, reach a production plateau, it’s that it sees those facts through a moralistically-charged and economically-challenged lens. It also embodies extraordinary faith in Big Government and grass roots activism. PO Theorists fail — or more precisely refuse — to grasp that the best method of dealing with any form of commercial scarcity is market-based ingenuity, not some weird combination of Big Brother and Hippie co-ops. The ITPOES report is broad in scope but focuses on several issue areas that, if corrections are made, can have a positive impact on UK energy security. Among ...
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Japan's exports soar in February, trade surplus widens - Summary 24.3.2010 Earth Times
Tokyo - Growing demand from Asia and the United States helped Japan's exports surge 45.3 per cent in February from a year earlier to 5.13 trillion yen (56.7 billion dollars), the Finance Ministry said Wednesday. ...
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Google's a tool of US Intelligence: China 24.3.2010 Hindustan Times: World
In the latest dust up between China and Google, the jilted nation is accusing the corporation of aiding US intelligence. "Google is not a virgin when it comes to values," sniffed Communist Party tool the China Daily.
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Obama's export plan won't necessarily create jobs 24.3.2010 Washington Post: Front Page
The Obama administration's effort to boost employment by promoting U.S. exports may be undercut as business owners find ways to increase production without new hiring and as trade disputes threaten to crimp American sales abroad.
BG Group Signs Long-Term Natural Gas Deal With Cnooc 24.3.2010 NY Times: Business
BG Group said that it will supply China National Offshore Oil Corp. liquefied natural gas for the next 20 years, while selling the state-run company a small stake in BG’s Australian coal bed gas assets.

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In U.S., Pakistan meetings, a chance to move past mutual 'trust deficit' 24.3.2010 Washington Post: World
When Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi's commercial flight to the United States stopped in Manchester, England, this week, the U.S. ambassador in London drove four hours to be there for the hour-long layover.

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Vietnam police arrest five smugglers of elephant tusks 24.3.2010 Earth Times
Hanoi - Police arrested five men for smuggling 150 kilograms of elephant ivory from Vietnam to China, an officer said Wednesday....
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China and the U.S: Testimony on Internet control 24.3.2010 NewsTrust Yahoo Pipes Feed
Rebecca MacKinnon posts her testimony for the U.S Congressional Executive China Commission on Google and Internet Control in China: A Nexus Between Human Rights and Trade.
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Karzai in China to discuss trade 24.3.2010 BBC: Front Page
Afghan President Hamid Karzai begins a visit to China, with trade and investment high on the agenda.
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Japan exports to Asia and US rise 24.3.2010 BBC: World
Japan's exports grew 45% in February compared with the same month a year ago, because of strong demand in Asia.
Google or China: Who Has More to Lose? 24.3.2010 NYT > World
Should multinationals like Google play a greater role in challenging Beijing's policies?

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Tired of waiting, Schumer seeks a deadline on China 24.3.2010 The Hill

Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) said Tuesday he would seek a vote by May on legislation that would punish China for currency manipulation.

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