Economy

  • October 14, 2005  

    Even as China moves toward a more globalized economy, political freedom in the communist country remains restricted. The seventh report on China looks at the difficulty of innovation in a censored environment. Continue reading

  • October 13, 2005  

    Merchants selling fake products such as Pfizer’s Viagra in violation of intellectual property rights threaten manufacturers who depend on patents to protect large monetary investments in research and development. The sixth report in a series on China’s rising economy examines intellectual piracy. Continue reading

  • October 13, 2005  

    Following a background report, two experts discuss the impact of higher home heating costs this year and how to cut back on energy usage. Continue reading

  • October 12, 2005  

    Chinese Communist Party official Cheng Si-wei talks to NewsHour correspondent Paul Solman about economic relations with the United States, foreign investment, textile exports and the recent revaluation of China’s currency. Continue reading

  • October 11, 2005  

    In recent years, China’s government has channeled investment into urban and business development, neglecting its enormous peasant class. The government recently pledged, however, to bridge the income gap. Continue reading

  • October 11, 2005  

    Two experts discusses a recent shift in economic policy by the Chinese government. Continue reading

  • October 11, 2005  

    University of Maryland professor Thomas Schelling, one of the recent winners of the Nobel Prize for economics, discusses the field of game theory. Continue reading

  • October 7, 2005  

    Nearly three decades after the death of Communist leader Mao Zedong, the “Great Helmsman” is still nearly omnipresent in China. Continue reading

  • October 7, 2005  

    Two experts discuss the unemployment fallout from Hurricane Katrina. Continue reading

  • October 5, 2005  

    In the second in a series on China, business corespondent Paul Solman of WGBH-Boston examines the vast Chinese consumer market. Continue reading