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1. Asian Migration
... the US 19 per cent. And all these figures are on the rise because the "flow" of Asian migrants into the OECD area is now over 30 per cent of total, a figure which has been increasing despite the global ...
... because youth is not complaining.  ...
3. Globalization, the word
... of the Cold War, globalization became a buzzword as we seemed to have become one world, one planet or one globe!  The word globalization was ready to become a buzzword because it was already popularized ...
4. Singapore in the Asian Century
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... countries, China and India. On a positive note, Singaporean young girls between 15 and 19 years of age do not have a high fertility rate, which is a good thing because teenage pregnancy does often lead ...
5. Culture Wise China
... If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart".  But never lose your temper or say harsh things to a Chinese person in front of other people, because you will both lose face.    In business, ...
6. Microfinance today
... rates on loans and attractive rates for deposits, and because of this, repayment and savings rates are very high. 97% of Grameen Bank’s members are women and 65% of its members have crossed the poverty ...
7. Asia`s social development
... much stronger than its social development.  Governments have a lot of work to do translate economic growth into societal well-being. This is extremely important because there is a risk of a negative ...
8. Understanding the Rise of China -- Martin Jacques
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... not explore the issue of China's possible ruling of the world.  Today, America still rules the world, despite its economic and other problems.  It can do this in part because it has a wide system of ...
9. Asia's low quality jobs
... of informal employment. Workers in the informal sector in developing countries are considered to have "low quality" jobs because they typically do not have a formal contract, job security or social security.  ...
10. Food security in Asia
... population.  India, in particular, remains one of the most undernourished countries in the world despite its economic gains.  Because of poor nutrition, about 44% of Indian children below the age of 5 ...
11. Asia's rising inequality
... inequality. (iii) increasing spatial inequality.  Some regions, especially urban and coastal areas, are better able to respond to the new opportunities because of their advantages in infratsructure and ...
12. Clinton on democracy in Asia
(Panorama/Governing globalization)
... expression or maintaining a tight grip on what people read or say or see can create the illusion of security, but illusions fade because people’s yearning for liberty do not. By contrast, democracy provides ...
13. Democracy in Asia
(Panorama/Governing globalization)
... which is highly critical of all the key parties, is devastating as the panel called the disaster "Made in Japan", because the mindset that allowed the accident to happen can be found across the country.  ...
14. Democracy in China?
(Panorama/Governing globalization)
... have argued that Confucianism and democracy are not compatible.  None other than Samuel Huntington believed that classical Confucianism is fundamentally antidemocratic, especially because it gives precedence ...
15. Tyranny in China and Russia
(Panorama/Governing globalization)
... not express explicit designs on your territory or your freedom; he offers no ideology for export ... but all the same, he is not happy and because he is not happy, you are not secure.  He knows that millions ...
16. Trying to do business in China
... of activities; (vi) no analytical accounting -- they don't know their costs because they are always fiddling the books; and (vii) no interest in improving and adopting best practices. The nine deadly ...
17. State capitalism
... It describes a blending of the powers of the state and the powers of capitalism.  It is difficult to define because there are some very different examples.  But state capitalism has come to the fore over ...
18. The Economist on China
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
China's economy is not at great risk in the short term, because the government still has lots of firepower to keep it afloat.  But inefficient and wasteful investment is storing up problems for the longer ...
19. Korea -- Asia's rising star
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... the problem of overemphasis on tertiary education is difficult because great emphasis is attached to academic credentials.  But it is necessary to shift the focus from chasing the prestige of high-ranking ...
20. China's reform challenges
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... reform in the near future. This is a great pity.  Because as the World Bank argues in its "China 2030" report, it is urgent for China to implement a new development strategy.  Even though this will not ...
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