Etikettarkiv: trans

Onsdag 28 januari 2015

Two-Thirds of Provinces Say They Missed GDP Growth Targets in 2014 – Caixin

De 22 provinser och autonoma regioner som hittills har redovisat sina ekonomiska resultat för 2014 lyckades bara Tibet nå sitt tillväxtmål. Med andra ord står det redan klart att två tredjedelar av Kinas 33 provinser inte lyckades nå upp till sina målsättningar.  Nine provinces have not released their economic data, but the manufacturing-heavy northeastern provinces of Heilongjiang, Jilin and Liaoning recorded growth over the first three quarters of 5.2 percent, 6.5 percent and 6.2 per cent, respectively. They had aimed for growth of 8 percent for the year. The provinces of Shandong and Jiangsu, economic powerhouses on the coast, have not released their data, but in January they estimated their economies grew by 8.7 percent and 8.6 percent, respectively. Both had set their goals at 9 percent. Many parts of the country have set lower goals for growth this year. Guizhou, in the southwest, set the bar at 8.5 percent, 2.5 percentage points lower than in 2014.

HK continues to be world’s freest economy – Xinhua

Hongkong ligger fortfarande på förstaplatsen i Washington-baserade Heritage Foundations rankning av världens friaste ekonomier. The 2015 Index of Economic Freedom Report released by the Washington based Heritage Foundation on Jan. 27 (Washington, DC, time), revealed that Hong Kong has been ranked the world’s freest economy for 21 consecutive years with an overall score of 89.6 (on a scale from 0 to 100).

New Report: Survey of Chinese Transgender Female Sex Workers – Asia Catalyst

En ny forskningsrapport från Asia Catalyst fokuserar på transkvinnor som säljer sex, vilka utgör ”en av Kinas mest marginaliserade och diskriminerade grupper”. Rapporten föreslår att regeringen avkriminaliserar försäljning av sex och inför en diskrimineringslagstiftning som erbjuder bättre skydd åt marginaliserade könsidentiteter och sexuella läggningar.

China’s Coal Output Falls for First Time This Century – China Digital Times

China’s National Coal Association reports that the country’s coal production fell 2.1% in 2014, the first such decline since the turn of the century. The news follows the announcement late last year of a joint Sino-U.S. pledge to limit carbon emissions, a goal to which China’s traditional appetite for coal presents an imposing hurdle