Project Syndicate

How Should China Respond to the Slowdown?

September 07, 2012

By Yu Yongding Faced with an economic slowdown, China can no longer enjoy both higher growth and efficient structural adjustment. It must choose between them. China’s annual GDP growth slowed to 7.6% in the second quarter of 2012, down from 8.1% in the first quarter and the lowest growth rate...

Paraguay’s Impeached Democracy

July 22, 2012

The “constitutional coup” is a major set back for Paraguayan democracy. By Gustavo Setrini and Lucas Arce Paraguayan democracy has taken a giant step backward since its Congress impeached President Fernando Lugo in June, plunging the country into political turmoil and diplomatic isolation. Coming only nine months before the next...