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Coughing dragon? China's growth slows amid credit crunch fears (part 1)

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A live debate on the topic of the day, with four guests. From Monday to Thursday at 7.10 pm Paris time.

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Latest update : 2011-11-01

World Population: 7 billion, and counting (part 2)

Today marks a landmark moment in human history: the number of people on the planet is now, for the first time, more than 7 billion. It took more than a century for the world's population to go from one to two billion, but it took only 12 to grow from six billion to billion. Within 70 years, the population is expected to grow to a massive 10 billion. So is this a cause for celebration or concern?

  • Medhi DRISSI. Paris Bureau chief, Food and Agriculture Organization;
  • Jan RIELAENDER. Economist on the Africa desk, OECD;
  • Christophe Z. GUILMOTO. Senior Fellow in Demography, 'Institut de recherche pour le développement';
  • Steven SINDING. Former Director-General, International Planned Parenthood Federation. Co-author, 'Population Matters' - from MANCHESTER, Vermont, US.

Watch the first part here.

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2015-03-05 China

Coughing dragon? China's growth slows amid credit crunch fears (part 2)

Has the Chinese dragon caught a cough? Growth is down, while public debt amounts to 10% of GDP. Will a planned curb on spending burst not just China but all of Asia's housing...

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2015-03-05 China

Coughing dragon? China's growth slows amid credit crunch fears (part 1)

Has the Chinese dragon caught a cough? Growth is down, while public debt amounts to 10% of GDP. Will a planned curb on spending burst not just China but all of Asia's housing...

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2015-03-04 children

Soft on smacking? France slammed for not banning corporal punishment (part 1)

Are we too soft on smacking? The Strasbourg-based Council of Europe has taken France to task for not banning corporal punishment, when 22 of the Council's 47 member states have...

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2015-03-04 children

Soft on smacking? France slammed for not banning corporal punishment (part 2)

Are we too soft on smacking? The Strasbourg-based Council of Europe has taken France to task for not banning corporal punishment, when 22 of the Council's 47 member states have...

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2015-03-03 Benjamin Netanyahu

Netanyahu on Capitol Hill: Israeli PM calls for deal breaker with Iran (part 2)

Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu’s speech to Congress has angered the White House – coming just two weeks before a general election in Israel. And the partisanship goes beyond...

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