Narrated by Li Yining, collated by China Today staff reporter Liu Qiong
Published on Friday, 26 February 2010 09:02
Li Yining is a well-known Chinese economist with an impressive set of responsibilities. Currently he is president of the Market Economy Academy of Peking University, honorary president of the Guanghua School of Management of Peking University (and its doctoral supervisor for work related to national economic policies), member of the Standing Committee of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), and deputy director of the Subcommittee of Economy of CPPCC. Li Yining didn't start out thinking of himself as a "numbers guy." Born in 1930, his earliest career aspirations were to "bring salvation to the people through science" and "rejuvenate the nation through industry."
Published on Saturday, 30 January 2010 10:04
Reflecting a weak world economy, Minnesota’s manufactured exports were valued at US$3.7 billion in the third quarter of 2009. Exports fell by 17 percent (US$757 million) since the third quarter of 2008. U.S. exports fell by 21 percent.
Among the 20 largest exporting states (Minnesota ranks 20th), Minnesota had the fifth-smallest export decrease, behind Kentucky with the smallest decline (2 percent), and Texas, Indiana and Tennessee with the next-smallest declines (15 percent). Utah (14 percent growth to US$2.7 billion, ranked 26th) and Wyoming (4 percent to US$242 million, ranked 47th) were the only states to experience positive export growth during this period.