2013-11-08 China opening up to private banks Panel discussion: Chinese authorties have opened the lowest tier of this country's banking sector to full private ownership.Following the move this summer, there's been a rush into the industry from home appliance makers to internet companies.
2013-11-06 Canada's Conservative Government Panel discussion: The Canadian Senate has suspended three of its members for "gross negligence" in a scandal over expense claims that has damaged the reputation of Prime Minister Stephen Harper. The Conservative majority in the unelected Senate has voted for the two-year suspensions without pay. A Senate committee has ruled the three Conservative appointees - Mike Duffy, Pamela Wallin and Patrick Brazeau - claimed housing and other expenses they weren't entitled to recieve. -Paul Johnson, Canada's Global Television Beijing Bureau Chief -Anna Agathangelou, Associate Professor with the department of Political Science at York University in Toronto, author of two books: Transforming World Politics: From Empire to Multiple Worlds. Routledge. http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9780415772808/ and The global political economy of sex: desire, violence, and insecurity in world politics. http://us.macmillan.com/theglobalpoliticaleconomyofsex/AnnaAgathangelou -Cristine de Clercy, Associate Professor of the University of Western Ontario
Global Talks: Today we are debating UN, US and Russian officials fail to set a date for the Geneva II conference; The M23 rebels in the DR Congo officially give up their fight; Authorities in Bangladesh sentence over 150 mutineers to death; Britian now involved in a spying scandal as Japan comes to terms with being spied on by the US; And India launches a new Mars probe and much much more.