Amid the ongoing global economic and financial uncertainties, BRICS members will be discussing closer cooperation and coordination at their fourth summit, which opens in New Delhi, India, on Wednesday.
As world leaders meet for the 2012 Seoul Nuclear Security Summit it is encouraging to note that not only is the issue of nuclear security being discussed, but also its interface with nuclear safety, following the Fukushima Daiichi accident in Japan.
The State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission of the State Council is drafting its funding plan for the 12th Five-Year Plan (2011-15) period and proposing to subsidize five energy companies and two power grid companies.
In the 1980s it became fashionable in the United States to explain Americans' behaviors in terms of addiction. In China today there is a parallel to this addicted nation fable: the widespread belief in a generalized anxiety disorder among the Chinese middle class.
You've landed your dream job and started work. Your boss seems friendly and approachable and your colleagues look like they are ready to help you out anytime. Before long, you begin to hear stories about certain people in the office and you're not sure how to react. Then you notice the various cliques that formed way before your arrival.
Rare earth minerals have caused much controversy and friction over the last few years, but the conflict resolution initiative at the World Trade Organization that the European Union, the United States and Japan started against China recently has taken the dispute to a new level.