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China’s lack of growth drivers is a bigger risk than inflation: Michael Pettis

(This interview with Michael Pettis, professor at Peking University’s Guanghua School of Management, a specialist in Chinese financial markets, was published in DNA edition dated January 10, 2011.) China’s headline inflation numbers have had global financial markets bracing for tightening measures … Continue reading

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‘Zombie ideas that caused the near-meltdown of financial markets are still driving policy’

(This interview, with John Quiggin, professor of economics at the University of Queensland in St Lucia and author of Zombie Economics: How Dead Ideas Still Walk Among Us, was published in DNA edition dated January 3, 2011.) The arresting cover … Continue reading

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‘It’s a myth that Made-in-China goods are of poor quality’

(This interview about the campaign, by an unlikely candidate, to pitch the made-in-China label as measuring up to international quality standards, was published in DNA edition dated January 1, 2011. It offers an interesting counter-narrative to reports about the poor … Continue reading

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‘China can’t win a trade war; it will be massacred’

(This interview with economist and fund manager Richard Duncan, on the prospects of a trade war, and its implications, was published in DNA edition dated November 29, 2010.) Venky Vembu In his first book, The Dollar Crisis, published in 2005, … Continue reading

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How China ‘punishes’ countries that receive the Dalai Lama

(This interview, with a research scholar who identified a ‘Dalai Lama effect’ on international trade with China, was published in DNA edition dated November 27, 2010.) When jailed Chinese political dissident Liu Xiaobo was awarded this year’s Nobel Peace Prize, … Continue reading

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‘Even determined US leadership may not be enough to get India in’

Venky Vembu (This is a longer version of an interview with Dr Stewart M. Patrick, global governance expert at the Council on Foreign Relations, that was published in DNA edition dated November 14, 2010 as part of a package of … Continue reading

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The US has coddled many dictators; we’re no less virtuous: Shashi Tharoor

(This interview with former Minister of State for External Affairs Shashi Tharoor, in the context of US President Barack Obama’s recent articulation of US support for India’s candidacy for permanent membership of the UN Security Council, was published in DNA … Continue reading

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