That Chinese “BreedReady” Database – Check The Translation

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A basic truism is that languages don't map exactly over each other and that's the most likely explanation for this database from China detailing...

We Know China’s Been Lying About GDP – But How Much?

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A claim that China's been lying about the GDP numbers this past decade. The thing is, we know, absolutely and without doubt, that China...

Indonesia’s Sulawesi Gold Mine Disaster – The Value Of Global Capitalism

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That an illegal and artisanal gold mine on Sulawesi in Indonesia has collapsed, killing perhaps 100 people, is a tragedy. It's at minimum 100...

India Should Preserve Forest Animals Or Forest Peoples?

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It's easy enough to just confirm priors here over whether India should be preserving forest dwelling peoples or forest dwelling animals. Unfortunately, such knee...

Pakistan’s Sewage Works Show How Far We’ve Still Got To Go With Polio

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Here in the rich countries we hardly even think of polio these days. Back when oldsters like me were young it was still a...

How Does This Work? Indonesian Ride Hailing Scam Discovered

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Four men have been arrested for a ride hailing scam in Indonesia. The difficulty is in working out how the scam worked. For they...

India Raises Sugar Prices To Correct Problems With Earlier Government Mistake

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India has just raised the minimum selling price for sugar in a bid to undo the problems caused by an earlier decision by the...

A Bad Mistake, India Moots Raising National Minimum Wage – It’s Too High Already

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It's not surprising that this is happening, India mooting a rise in the national minimum wage. There is, after all, an election in the...

Nasa And India Confirm The Environmental Kuznets Curve As World Greens

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A standard finding in economics has just been confirmed by Nasa - the world greens as it gets richer. The latest studies show that...

Fancy Killing People For a Living? Sri Lanka’s Advertising For Hangmen

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Perhaps you're a psychopath who enjoys the terror on peoples' faces as they understand they're just about to die. Possibly you're a well meaning...