Pictures with my students in the spring of 1986. The lives of college students in China have since changed tremendously. This month marks the 30th anniversary of the launching of China's…

David Dollar |

In my last post, I discussed how emerging Asia is getting hit by the financial storm and the early signs of stress in the financial systems across the region. The intensity of this storm appears…

James Seward |

Image credit: frankenstein at Flickr under a Creative Commons license.

David Dollar |

A reader of the blog sent me the following interesting comment and question:

David Dollar |

Amid all the news of the slowing global economy, I’m not sure anyone was too surprised that the World Bank’s latest China economic projections estimate the country’s economic growth, despite…

James I Davison |

Image credit: simonpocock at Flickr under a Creative Commons license. If you want to know what movies are being shown on flights across the Pacific, ask me or my World Bank colleagues in the East…

Zoe Elena Trohanis |

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James Seward |

China’s big stimulus plan will help keep the economy growing at a healthy rate, though 2009 will be a rough year with probably the slowest growth in nearly 20 years. While China applies stimulus…

David Dollar |

The World Economic Forum, billed as the largest-ever brainstorming on the global agenda, drew about 700 people to Dubai in early November. Image credit: worldeconomicforum at Flickr under a…

David Dollar |