China is producing billionaires faster than any other nation

China is producing billionaires faster than any other nation

>>Sreenivasan: FOR MOST OF THELAST CENTURY, GETTING RICH INCHINA WAS AGAINST THE RULES.THE COMMUNIST GOVERNMENT’SPLANNED ECONOMY SAW TO THAT.BUT THINGS CHANGE IN THE 1980sWHEN THEN LEADER DENG XIAOPING’SRALLYING CRY WAS “TO GET RICH ISGLORIOUS.”TODAY, PRESIDENT XI JINPING’SANTI-CORRUPTION CAMPAIGN HASRESULTED IN A CRACKDOWN ONOSTENTATIOUS DISPLAYS OF WEALTH.IT COMES WITH ONE CLEAR MESSAGE:A LIFE OF LUXURY MUST […]

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China’s massive Belt and Road initiative builds global infrastructure — and influence

China’s massive Belt and Road initiative builds global infrastructure — and influence

JUDY WOODRUFF: China’s Belt and Road Initiative is the most expensive infrastructure projectin history.Chinese companies are building roads, pipelines, and railroads around the world.But the initiative is also building China’s influence.With the support of the Pulitzer Center, Nick Schifrin has the second installment in ourseries “China: Power & Prosperity.”He begins this report in Indonesia, a […]

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Bono: The good news on poverty (Yes, there’s good news)

Bono: The good news on poverty (Yes, there’s good news)

Translator: Joseph Geni Reviewer: Morton BastChris Anderson asked me if I could put the last 25 yearsof anti-poverty campaigning into 10 minutes for TED.That’s an Englishman asking an Irishman to be succinct.(Laughter)I said, “Chris, that would take a miracle.”He said, “Bono, wouldn’t that be a good use of your messianic complex?”So, yeah.Then I thought, let’s […]

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White farm murders in South Africa – Race hate, politics or greed? | Foreign Correspondent

White farm murders in South Africa – Race hate, politics or greed? | Foreign Correspondent

(REPORTER) Apartheid tore South Africa apart.Some say the white oppressors are now the persecuted.White farms are being robbed and farmers murdered.– Not only do they kill but the way they kill. They torture you.– The government says they’re crimes like any other, in a society where poverty breeds violence.– There is crime which is affecting […]

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