A New Generation of Leaders Unveiled: Challenges and Opportunities Ahead in China

A new generation of leaders took to the stage on Thursday with Communist Party of China chief Xi Jinping acknowledging the challenges ahead, including improving people’s livelihoods and tackling corruption, and confidently pledging to overcome them. Xi was sworn in on Thursday as general secretary of the Central Committee of the CPC, leading the seven-member Standing Committee of the Political Bureau. He also took over as chairman of the CPC Central Military Commission from his predecessor Hu Jintao. The other six members of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau are Li Keqiang, Zhang Dejiang, Yu Zhengsheng, Liu Yunshan, Wang Qishan and Zhang Gaoli. They were elected at the first plenum of the 18th CPC Central Committee following the Party’s 18th National Congress. Wang was also elected secretary of the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection of the CPC.

Australia “Do as I Say, Not as I Do” – The Ongoing Reserve Bank of Australia Bribery Scandal

Although Australia is listed in the top 10 least perceived corrupt countries in the world by Transparency International, an ongoing bribery case involving the companies Securency International and Note Printing Australia, which are jointly owned by the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) is causing embarrassment to the Australian Government. The RBA is Australia’s central bank and as such is responsible for money supply and the setting of interest rates, an integral part of any country’s monetary policy. Consequently the banker to the government other banks must not just act with integrity, it must be trusted as an institution beyond reproach if the financial system and public are to maintain confidence in the institution.

VIDEO: Palestinians Protesting Economic Stagnation Clash with Police

[anyplayer:url=http://rt.com/files/news/palestine-protests-violence-economy-841/i676fd22a9bb34408ece09c9ff8892a1e_palestine2.dv.flv] Thousands of Palestinians clashed with police in protests over the economic stagnation caused by strict Israeli trade controls and a decline in Western aid. Officers fired tear gas and beat back protesters who had…

Capitalism: A Ghost Story

Rockefeller to Mandela, Vedanta to Anna Hazare…. How long can the cardinals of corporate gospel buy up our protests? The corporate or Foundation-endowed NGOs are global finance’s way of buying into resistance movements, literally like…


The ‘melodrama’, every Pakistani is witnessing, for last couple of months, portrays a national tragedy of its kind. It is baffling to see as high an office as that of Prime Minister (PM) indulging in…