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Weekly Update: Asia

China – The Unirule Institute of Economics continued its series of public policy forums in Beijing with a discussion titled “A Comparative Study of China’s Supply and Demand Structure.” Academy of Macroeconomic Research Institute Professor Song Li explained that the process by which China can move from “Made in China” to “Invented in China” is hindered by heavy business taxes and a lack of policy reforms.

Weekly Update: Multiregional

Washington, DC –CIPE and Freedom House hosted a panel discussion titled “Advancing Political and Economic Freedom in Africa: A Strategic Path for U.S.-Africa Relations” in the lead up to the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit.

Weekly Update: Asia

Thailand – The Thai Institute of Directors (IOD) added 31 additional companies to its Collective Action Against Corruption Coalition, bringing the total number of companies in this anti-corruption coalition to 323. Moreover, IOD is now aggressively implementing its certification mechanism, a methodology developed by CIPE and IOD in which coalition companies undergo a thorough review that verifies whether or not they are actually living up to the standards of the IOD-led coalition.

Weekly Update: Asia

Thailand – The Thai Institute of Directors (IOD), CIPE’s anti-corruption partner in Thailand, behan the process of designing a new training course for private-sector executives as part of the CIPE-IOD Collective Action against Corruption campaign. IOD envisions a three-day “Integrity Leadership Program” for top management and directors of companies. This new course will complement the two existing anti-corruption courses that IOD is currently running.

Weekly Update: Asia

Cambodia – CIPE anti-corruption partner Silaka conducted its first radio broadcast promoting awareness of the CIPE-Silaka anti-corruption program, and of the importance of civic involvement in anti-corruption issues. As part of its partnership with CIPE, Silaka assembled a coalition of local NGOs, businesses and village leaders in Kampong Thom province, and CIPE helped Silaka build the capacity of this coalition to serve as an anti-corruption watchdog and good governance advocate.

Weekly Update: Multiregional

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CIPE participates in panel at the Global Entrepreneurship Congress in Moscow; CIPE partner launches Corporate Governance Manual for Family-Owned Enterprises in the West Bank; CIPE staff members participate in anti-corruption training course with CIPE partner the Thai Institute of Directors

Weekly Update: Multiregional

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CIPE partner presents Collective Action Against Corruption initiative to Stock Exchange of Thailand; CIPE partners in Moldova participate in televised debate on 2014 fiscal policy; CIPE-convened Egypt Tomorrow Economic Forum publishes paper entitled Economic Vision of Young Leaders

Weekly Update: Asia

China – In the latest in its biweekly series of public policy discussion forums, the Unirule Institute of Economics led a discussion on “Hayek’s Theory in China.” Keynote speaker Professor Gao Quanxi argued that Friedrich August Hayek’s description of market economy advocacy is precisely what China needs to enhance its economic growth. Furthermore, Professor Gao stressed the importance of advocacy for liberalization of governmental controls and for the development of constitutionalism in China.

Weekly Update: Asia

Thailand – Two additional companies joined the Collective Action Against Corruption coalition led by the Thai institute of Directors (IOD). Both companies are listed on the Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET), making 48 percent of the SET market capitalization represented by this anti-corruption coalition. These companies are committing to implement specific, measurable reforms within their companies that reduce the likelihood that their executives, employees, contractors, and vendors engage in bribery.

Bangkok Conference Draws Attention to Private Sector Alliance Against Corruption

On October 8, more than 400 represetnatives from top Thai companies, as well as government, academia, donors, and the media, gathered in Bangkok for the 4th Annual Conference on Collective Action Against Corruption, an event sponsored by CIPE and the Thai Institute of Directors.

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