Tags: NULL Energy secretary Chris Huhne yesterday announced plans to create almost 250,000 jobs in green industries as part of the coalition’s drive to be “the greenest government ever”. Speaking at the Liberal Democrat conference in Liverpool, he said the “green deal” would lead to thousands of workers modernising around 26m homes to make them more energy efficient. CBI director-general Richard Lambert said: “We welcome Huhne’s commitment to developing clean coal and gas through four carbon capture and storage plants and his recognition of the important role new nuclear power will play in a low-carbon future.” But he said the CBI was against the idea of raising the EU emissions reduction target to 30 per cent. Tuesday 21 September 2010 8:27 pm KCS-content whatsapp Share Show Comments ▼ Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofTortilla Mango Cups: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofWhat to Know About ‘Loki’ Ahead of Disney+ Premier on June 9Family ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof Government launches green deal whatsapp
Pakistani TV anchor censored after denouncing violence against journalists Receive email alerts Myanmar is ranked 140th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2020 World Press Freedom Index. The second argument offered by Total’s management, the need to protect its employees, has been demolished by some of its own employees in Myanmar. June 7, 2021 Find out more News June 2, 2021 Find out more News The story revealed that Total, which has been exploiting Myanmar’s Yadana offshore gas field since 1992, has always used complex financial mechanisms that allow MOGE – and therefore Myanmar’s generals – to retain hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue on gas sales that should have gone to the Myanmar state in the form of taxes. MyanmarFranceAsia – PacificEurope – Central Asia Condemning abuses ImprisonedPredatorsEconomic pressure In rural India, journalists face choice between covering pandemic and survival The first argument has been dashed by the revelations about a tax optimization system that allows Total to avoid paying what it should to the Myanmar state while pouring millions into offshore accounts held by the military. According to RSF’s tally, nearly 175 million dollars were paid to MOGE in 2019. In March, the Committee Representing Pyidaungsu Hluttaw, the now-in-exile government resulting from the November 2020 elections, wrote to four energy multinationals including Total urging them to suspend all operations involving Myanmar’ military and to freeze all payments to them. MyanmarFranceAsia – PacificEurope – Central Asia Condemning abuses ImprisonedPredatorsEconomic pressure “Total’s cancellation of its ad campaign in Le Monde is a crude reprisal against a media outlet that simply published annoying truths,” RSF secretary-general Christophe Deloire said. “It sheds even more light on the level of cynicism with which the energy group is trying to handle its Myanmar operations. It is high time for Total to match actions to words by suspending its activities in Myanmar and thereby ceasing to fund the junta and its relentless crackdown on press freedom in that country.” A Total employee in Myanmar told the Myanmar Now website last month that a fellow employee was forced to resign after requesting unpaid leave in connection with the pro-democracy movement. Ninety percent of Total’s employees in Myanmar are Myanmar citizens and the threat of similarly being forced to resign discourages them in practice from participating in the anti-coup civil disobedience movement. Mongolia : RSF urges presidential candidates to voice support for press freedom Forced to resign to go further In an op-ed piece in the French weekly Le Journal du Dimanche on 3 April, Total CEO Patrick Pouyanné wrote that, “respect for human rights is at the heart of our code of conduct.” He said Total’s continuing operations in Myanmar were justified by its dual duty to pay taxes to the Myanmar state and to protect its employees there. Follow the news on Asia – Pacific According to Myanmar’s Assistance Association For Political Prisoners (AAPP), whose figures have been independently confirmed by an RSF source, a total of 84 journalists have been arrested since the coup d’état on 1 February, and around 50 of them are still being held. Total’s decision to cancel the 50,000-euro ad campaign planned for June was taken on 6 May, two days after Le Monde published an investigative piece about the French multinational’s dealings with Myanmar Oil and Gas Enterprise (MOGE), a consortium directly managed by Myanmar’s armed forces. Organisation News June 10, 2021 Find out more May 10, 2021 – Updated on May 17, 2021 RSF denounces Total’s retaliation against Le Monde for Myanmar story RSF_en Total is one of the 15 western and Asian multinationals operating in Myanmar to whom RSF began writing letters on 8 April urging them to take a stand against the junta’s oppressive behaviour. Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns French oil giant Total’s cancellation of a big ad campaign in the French daily Le Monde in reprisal for a story about Total’s funding of Myanmar’s military. The extremely shocking cynicism of this decision matches the hypocrisy with which Total has handled its operations in Myanmar since last February’s coup, RSF says. Help by sharing this information News This file photograph taken on October 22, 2018, shows the logo of the French energy giant Total on its headquarters in the La Defense business district near Paris. French energy giant Total pulled adverts from Le Monde after it reported that the company was paying gas revenues to Myanmar’s military through a tax haven (photo : Alain Jocard / AFP).
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"Many of those who had earlier planned a lavish holiday have curtailed their plans so as to meet their budget, 21-8 for the second time in two weeks,Rishi Kapoor,economic determinism? Its essence is fairly straightforwardalthough it means different things to different people From the perspective of the Communist Partyeconomic determinism simply means thatafter the bankruptcy of communism as an ideologyits political legitimacy and ability to hold on to power are determined by its capacity to deliver economic growth and improve the standards of living of the Chinese people For some Chinese liberalsopposed as they are to one-party rule but denied the means to change it right awayeconomic determinism offers a possible alternative If economic growth can transform Chinese society and undermine the socioeconomic foundations of authoritarian rulethen they would rely on both market forces and modernisation to help democratise China For most Chinese technocrats eager to see China become a successful market economyeconomic determinism means thatif the party really wants to stay in powerit will have no choice but to embrace market principles The influence of economic determinism reaches beyond Chinese borders Many leaders in western democracies have also apparently fallen for this intellectually seductive theory when it comes to dealing with China Based on their (flawed) interpretations of democratic transitions in Taiwan and South Koreathey believe thatlike its neighboursChina will become more liberal and democratic as its economy grows Western businessmen are victims of economic determinism as well They think that if Chinas economic self-interest determines that it must be more open to foreign businesses and reciprocate the benefits it gains from free tradeBeijing should have every reason to do so Alasthe experience of all those believers in economic determinism in the last decade shows thatlike communismthis idea is not only bogusbut has now gone intellectually bankrupt For examplethe ruling party now finds that economic growth has not bought itself a permanent claim on power or stability Along with economic growth has come higher inequalitymore corruptionand greater social tension The effects of economic prosperity on its legitimacy are temporary at best Those Chinese liberals who assumed that the party would have to allow more democracy in a Chinese society with more middle-class members have been sorely disappointed While it is true that per capita income has increased several fold since the Tiananmen pro-democracy movementthe official policy of the Communist Party has becomeif anythingmore reactionary Instead of permitting more civil liberties and political rightsthe party has deployed the growing wealth of the state in suppressing dissentcensoring the Internetand burnishing its credentials as a successful autocratic model So there is no direct correlation between economic growth and an autocracys propensity to make the transition to democracy (Incidentallywith a per capita income of $5000China is already in a group of nations where 70 per cent are democracies) Chinese technocrats committed to market reforms have experienced a rude awakening in the last decade as well They have witnessed a massive reversal of reform and a return of state capitalism Compared with the 1980sChina today is less market-oriented and more statist The imperatives of economic efficiency did not have much sway over Chinese rulerswho have ignored friendly advice from the likes of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund and maintained unsustainable economic policies Needless to saywesterners have become thoroughly disenchanted with China over the last decadein no small part because the political benefits of economic engagement with Chinapredicted by economic determinismhave failed to materialise A more wealthy China has failed to democratise Its human rights record has in fact deteriorated Instead of becoming a partner of the Westwhich has enabled China to grow much faster through free tradeChina increasingly behaves like a strategic competitor Its defence spending has maintained double-digit growth Its armed forces are busy acquiring weapons designed to deny the American navy unfettered access to the Western Pacific Economicallywestern frustrations with Chinese mercantilism have reached a boiling point After fruitlessly beseeching Beijing to change its trade policiesthe Europeans and the Americans are now finally playing hardball by targeting Chinese products with anti-dumping charges and lawsuits in the World Trade Organisation The intellectual bankruptcy of economic determinism in changing Chinas political systemeconomic policyand external behaviour should not come as a surprise to us As a theoryeconomic determinismwhich does have empirical basis (otherwise it would not be so influential)fundamentally misunderstands the nature of modern authoritarian regimes Unlike European autocracies which had constitutional rule but no democracya post-communist authoritarian regime such as the Chinese Communist Party faces no internal constraints on its power This reality allows the ruling elites to use the power of the state primarily for self-enrichmentan objective that overrides both economic rationality and public well-being In additionbecause such a regime is maintained mainly through political patronage and violenceits economic policies must serve the narrow interests of the regimes core constituencies (the bureaucracythe militaryand state-owned enterprises) even though such policies undermine efficiency and long-term prosperity Most importantlyfor ruling elites in a wealthy societygiving up power also means exposing their ill-gotten wealth to possible confiscation by a democratically elected government Thus they have all the reasons to resist democratisation at all cost For China and the worldthe bankruptcy of economic determinism could not have come at a better time Bad ideas must go before people make the right choice When Chinas new leadership is finally installed this falltheir first order of business should be to search for a better idea The writer is a professor of government at Claremont McKenna College in the USexpr[email protected] For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published: January 14 2017 2:50 pm Nitibha Kaul has been hogging limelight for her love-hate relationship with Manveer Gurjar on Bigg Boss 10 Related News Often called as one of the weakest contestant on Bigg Boss 10 Nitibha Kaul might be shown the door during this Weekend Ka Vaar The Delhi girl popularly known as the ‘Google girl’ thanks to her job as an associate at the Google Marketing Solutions is among the nominated contestants this week She is competing to keep her place on the show against Bani J Lopamudra Raut Rohan Mehra and Mona Lisa who are also nominated alongside her Also read |Bigg Boss 10: Will Salman Khan reprimand Bani J for physically attacking Lopamudra Raut According to a poll conducted by indianexpresscom asking the viewers about who will get eliminated this weekend it wasn’t 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