Walmart publicly preached "Buy America" three decades ago, and the Arkansas-based retail giant imported less than 6 percent of the products it sold in the United States. By 2006 four-fifths of its suppliers were based in China.
Then China's workers began protesting their conditions and eventually got the attention of the Communist Party leadership in Beijing, which feared rising worker militancy in the workers' paradise. Over the past 10 years, blue-collar workers' wages have risen some 400...
China and Myanmar agreed on last Friday to enhance science and technological cooperation between the two countries.
Chinese Minister of Science and Technology Wan Gang (also as the Vice-Chairman of the CPPCC) and his Myanmar counterpart Dr. Ko Ko Oo signed minutes on enhancing science and technological exchange and cooperation after a meeting on 9 August in Yangon.
Wan said in September last year, China and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) launched a science and...
Translating that promise into real dollars isn’t going to be easy, however. Lots of nations possess the potential for economic greatness. The problem is that few are ever able to realize it. Burma has been a case study in that failure. For 50 years now, Burma has been one of Asia’s great disappointments. After World War II, it was one of the region’s richest nations; today, it has sunk to among its poorest. Behind the woes is crushingly awful economic management by a military dictatorship that...
Did You Know?
Myanmar Time is 6:30 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time. For example on a Monday at midnight in Yangon , it will be:
New York (Eastern Standard) 1230 hours on Monday
London (GMT) 1730 hours on Monday
Bangkok 0030... ... More