In The News

January 29, 2002
For the last several decades, mainstream American films made in Hollywood have found a lucrative market around the world, controlling over 80 percent of the entire world market. In Europe, Africa, Asia, and South America, watching Hollywood films is a unique opportunity for many to vicariously experience 'America.' For American filmmakers, the overseas market for Hollywood films is a...
Anon. January 24, 2002
China’s workforce lacks internationally recognized qualifications that will allow China to fully globalize its economy. Although there are plenty of workers in the fields of finance, information technology, and international trade among others, the level of expertise falls below global levels. This lack of talent will mean that China will rely more and more on foreign workers in order to...
William Safire January 24, 2002
China remains silent after it discovers 27 spying devices in a plane sold to them by the United States; Russia welcomes NATO to its borders; the Arab street does not publicly criticize the invasion of fellow religious extremists in Afghanistan. Why is it that whenever the United States resolves to “go it alone” anticipated opposition seems to melt away? Safire asserts that part of the reason is...
Raja Simhan T.E. January 17, 2002
The information technology industry is recruiting fewer management and engineering graduates in India. Many engineering graduates have chosen to look only for jobs in more secure sectors, listing their first choice for a company as one that is “stable.” The reason for the lower recruitment rates in IT is due to the volatility of the industry. Even as offers were made in the previous year,...
Celia W. Dugger January 2, 2002
According to New York Times writer Celia W. Dugger, ''confrontations between India and Pakistan over Kashmir, the beautiful Himalayan land, have unfolded like movie sequels with the same discouraging plot line. But recently, the sheer force of events seems to have fast-forwarded the story line between these old enemies and suddenly a different, more hopeful ending seems possible, if...
Elisabeth Rosenthal December 11, 2001
Chinese officials are suppressing open discussion of AIDS, hindering already limited efforts to combat the spiraling epidemic. Rural areas - particularly in central China - emerged as the epicenter of the HIV-AIDS epidemic as farmers were exposed to the virus while selling blood. For years, the infected farmers remained ignorant about AIDS because the government withheld vital information. Now...
Anon. December 6, 2001
“India is among twenty-four ‘more globalised developing countries’ listed by the World Bank which says globalisation has enabled the country to obtain tangible benefits in economic growth and trade.” Nevertheless, not all areas in India have attracted foreign investment. Although India liberalized trade and investment in the early 1990s, many policies are controlled by individual states, which...