Fighting corruption is one of the top priorities of the Communist Party of China and the Chinese government. People resonate to this priority, as reflected in the cooperative, outspoken and effective anti-corruption stance of the ever vigilant and active netizens.
As China becomes the largest export market for Brazil and as Chinese investment in the South American nation expands into the manufacturing and service sectors, Brazilian companies are also looking for ways to have a bigger impact in the Middle Kingdom.
Ending the violence of extreme poverty, which perpetuates a cycle of violence and discrimination that kills more children and adults than any war, is the rallying call for the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty on Wednesday.
The International Monetary Fund published its quarterly World Economic Outlook on Oct 9, assessing the prospects for the global recovery in the light of such risks as the ongoing eurozone crisis and the "fiscal cliff" facing the United States.
Oxfam's research on extreme weather and extreme food prices shows how a drought in the United States (similar to one this year) in 2030 could temporarily raise the prices of corn and wheat in China by 76 and 55 percent.