All posts tagged “economic”

To The Market: A New Online Platform for Conscious Shopping: All goods sold on the site are made by women survivors of abuse, conflict and disease, and in turn, help rebuild their lives through economic empowerment

To The Market: A New Online Platform for Conscious Shopping


While “conscious shopping” has become a buzz phrase of late, when it’s coming from a former Counterterrorism Advisor at the US Department of State, you pay attention. Jane Mosbacher Morris,…

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Kapital Creation: A Beijing State of Mind: An upcoming film explores the juxtaposition of unbridled economic development and burgeoning creativity in the city

Kapital Creation: A Beijing State of Mind


Urbanization is a major global issue, but nowhere more pressing and extreme than in China. The country’s urban population is expected to hit one billion over the next decade, according to the World Bank. Alongside unprecedented economic development and resource consumption, China has…

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China to relax web censorship in the name of economic growth

China’s recent history has been marked by two key features: rampant economic growth and tight governmental control on the spread of information. Now, it seems, both are starting to wane, as economic expansion is slowing down and even the government’s zealous grip on the internet is beginning to loosen. A report from the South China Morning Post today cites sources within the Chinese government who say that the country’s ban on a number of globally popular social and news services will be lifted within the special Shanghai free trade zone.

Twitter, Facebook and The New York Times are explicitly named as websites that will be accessible within the area, but the phrasing of the report suggests there’ll be other politically sensitive…

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